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Cashless Code Of Conduct Consultation

Cashless Code Of Conduct Consultation

Due to the rapid rise and interest in cashless technology at festivals, NCASS has initiated a month-long consultation for a ‘Cashless Code of Practice, with the aim of getting the COP in place in time for the 2017 events season’. Mark Laurie, director at NCASS said “This code will hopefully provide the clarity and peace of mind required for RFID technology…

More Live Nation Acquisitions

More Live Nation Acquisitions

Live Nation have acquired 3 more festivals in the past few weeks including Secret Sounds’ Falls Festival and Splendour in the Grass in Australia and Sweden Rock festival in Sweden. 2016 has seen them publicly announce seven major global acquisitions in territories all around the world including France, Greece, South Africa, Canada and Australia. Their festival portfolio is now comprised of 80…

Industry Green Survey 2016

Industry Green Survey 2016

Powerful Thinking, with the support of the AIF and the AFO, have launched the second annual industry survey focused on sustainable practices at UK festivals. A year on from the release of the seminal environmental report, The Show Must Go On, and the launch of Festival Vision: 2025, Powerful Thinking will publish a report in December based on the results from this…

Larmer Tree Festival Taking A Year Off in 2017

Larmer Tree Festival Taking A Year Off in 2017

Larmer Tree Festival have just announced that they will be taking a year off in 2017 after hosting a successful 26th festival this year. “After a truly amazing 26th festival, which we were all incredibly proud of, we have made the very difficult decision that we and the festival need to take a year off in 2017 to fully refresh…

Sound City Opens Artist Applications For Zandari Festival & MU:CON In South Korea

Sound City Opens Artist Applications For Zandari Festival & MU:CON In South Korea

Sound City are offering UK artists the chance to travel to South Korea and perform at two of the region’s leading events, and are delighted to announce that applications are now open for artists to apply to showcase at Zandari Festival (30th September – 3rd October) and MU:CON (6th – 8th October). Zandari Festival and its conference focuses on the…

AIF & Secret Garden Party Joint Statement On Sexual Assaults At Festivals Issue

AIF & Secret Garden Party Joint Statement On Sexual Assaults At Festivals Issue

  AIF & Secret Garden Party joint statement on sexual assaults at festivals issue. Paul Reed, General Manager, Association of Independent Festivals (AIF): “As a trade association representing the interests of over 60 festival organisers in the UK with a collective audience of over 600, 000 people, we wish to respond and provide some clarity regarding recent articles in the…

Over 40 Festivals Have Signed Up For Festival Vision: 2025

Over 40 Festivals Have Signed Up For Festival Vision: 2025

Over 40 UK music festivals have pledged to work together to create a more environmentally sustainable festival industry by signing Festival Vision: 2025 — the vision and roadmap for a sustainable future presented by industry think-do tank Powerful Thinking in its seminal environmental report, The Show Must Go On.   Festivals both large and small, with genres from rock music…

Tickets on sale and first details announced for Festival Congress 2016

Tickets on sale and first details announced for Festival Congress 2016

AIF Confirms Flagship Event Dates & Program  The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF), the London based trade association that represents UK festival organisers, has announced the dates of Festival Congress, which will take place in Cardiff for the third year running later this year. Confirmed for 1st and 2nd November 2016 Festival Congress, which will take place at the Wales…

Measuring Towards Event Sustainability

Measuring Towards Event Sustainability

As the season gets going, here’s a quick reminder of what festival organisers can do to contribute to a more environmentally responsible festival industry. The three most important and easiest things you can do this year to begin a successful journey toward a more sustainable event are: 1. Measure your impacts onsite — ask contractors for data on water consumption,…

Need Festival Volunteers? Talk To BIMM

Need Festival Volunteers? Talk To BIMM

If you are an employer that needs a switched-on, knowledgeable volunteer for your festival who will be vetted before referral- please get in touch with Nicky Kingsbury-Williams at BIMM Brighton-nickykingsburywilliams@bimm.co.uk Nicky works in the Careers and Industry department and sources students from degree courses which include Events Management, Music Business and Live Sound. BIMM regularly send 100s of students out…

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