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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…

Glastonbury Fined Over Human Waste Pollution

Glastonbury Fined Over Human Waste Pollution

District judge Simon Cooper has ordered Glastonbury Festival to pay £31,000 after thousands of gallons of human sewage leaked out of a tank in 2014, contaminating a nearby stream and killing 42 fish. The judge said the festival could’ve acted more swiftly in letting the correct authorities know about the leak but had largely dealt with the incident well. The judge…

Which? Secondary Ticketing Report

Which? Secondary Ticketing Report

Consumer rights watchdog Which? has released new research revealing that tickets to live music events are still being sold unlawfully on secondary ticketing sites. This will come as no surprise- despite the Government introducing amendments to the Consumer Rights Act in to create greater transparency around secondary sales in 2015. Which? state that the conditions are being flagrantly ignored. The act…

UK Festival Awards Release 2015/2016 Market Report

UK Festival Awards Release 2015/2016 Market Report

The UK Festival Awards & Conference have just released their Market Research Report for 2015/2016. Majority of respondents were in the 18-25 (38.4%) age group and some interesting stats to come out of it include: – That 60% of those surveyed think ticket prices are ‘about right’ – Cider is the most popular alcoholic beverage of choice – Some of…

ID&C Announce Recipient of 2016 Grass Roots Bursary

ID&C Announce Recipient of 2016 Grass Roots Bursary

Each year ID&C offer a £2500 grass roots bursary to small to medium sized festivals to put toward their security wristband and accreditation requirements. The 2016 bursary recipient is AIF member Elderflower Fields which kicks of this weekend in East Sussex. “The Grass Roots Festival Bursary is donated annually and open to applications from new festivals with a single day ticket…

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