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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…

Jack Daniel's Announces 2016 Festival Partnerships

Jack Daniel’s Announces 2016 Festival Partnerships

Jack Daniel’s has announced the details for it’s Jack Rocks brand partnerships at this years festivals including the likes of Liverpool Sound City, Isle of Wight Festival, Hackney Wonderland and SWN festival. Two more festivals are still yet to be announced. Michael Boaler said: “Working with venues and promoters to give a stage to great talent is something that Jack Daniel’s takes immense pride in….

Hourly Car Insurance App Launched at TGE

Hourly Car Insurance App Launched at TGE

A new car insurance app called Cuvva, targeted towards festival-goers was launched at The Great Escape last week. The app allows festival friends to share the driving responsibilities of a car that might’ve gone unused over the weekend rather than spending loads more money and hiring a car. “With Cuvva, with a few clicks you can have a friend helping with…

Drone Safety Workshops

Drone Safety Workshops

Drones are becoming a very common sight in the skies over the United Kingdom as well as at events. The Crowd Management Academy are running workshops for those interested across the UK. They already work with various events with UK who have drone issues and have designed these low cost workshops to allow events to “self-help” without having to pay consultants to…

PPL FAQ For Festival Organisers

PPL FAQ For Festival Organisers

PPL have recently put together an updated FAQ regarding PPL licences for festival organisers. “Recorded music is played at festivals in a variety of ways – by a DJ or as background music at music stages, at food stalls, bars, and restaurants, in shops, offices and pop-up venues throughout the festival site. In nearly all circumstances a festival will require…

AIM Awards Entries Now Open

AIM Awards Entries Now Open

The AIM Independent Music awards are now accepting nominations for this year’s gongs. Categories include Best Live Act, Hardest Working Band or Artist and the Golden Welly for Best Independent Festival. Previous winners of the Golden Welly include LeeFest, Barn On The Farm, Brainchild, In The Woods and Bearded Theory. You’ve got until the 24th May to get your entries in and…

Glastonbury to Stage Fallow Festival, Not a Relocation

Glastonbury to Stage Fallow Festival, Not a Relocation

There’s been many rumours over the past few weeks about whether Glastonbury would be moving site in the next few years. Emily Eavis has publicly squashed these rumours on BBC stating that the event won’t be moving site but during the fallow year in 2018 or 2019, the whole team behind Glastonbury will be putting on a separate festival in a…

Petition to enforce the Consumer Rights Act and protect fans from touts

Petition to enforce the Consumer Rights Act and protect fans from touts

AIF are supporting the petition to “Enforce the Consumer Rights Act to protect music, arts and sport fans from touts”. The premise is as follows: “Fans have been ripped off by tickets touts for too long. We want to send a strong message to Government that something decisive must be done. Enforcing the law would be a good start!” You…

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