UNITING AND EMPOWERING INDEPENDENT FESTIVALS

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) is a national not for profit trade association and the UK’s leading festival representative body. Our mission is to represent, empower and provide a vital support network to our unique network of member festival organisers.

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Unique network of promoters

Enabling festival organisers to connect with each other

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Government lobbying

Providing a collective voice for independent festivals

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Festival Congress

UK’s largest gathering of independent festivals

Members join from just

£535 +vat

  • Exchange insights and develop contacts through member meetings and events.
  • Be part of the collective voice and input directly on AIF policy, national campaigns, and dialogue with Government.
  • Free legal helpline and accountancy health checks.
  • Free access to Festival Congress, in addition to AIF training and social events.
  • One-to-One advice on a range of issues from our experienced team.
  • Access our PRS disputes resolution service.
  • Receive regular communications updates on industry issues alongside a bi-weekly newsletter, listing on the AIF website and access to Members Area.
  • Access to resources, including annual audience surveys and market data.
  • Cost savings and discounts through the Friends of AIF Scheme.
  • Discounts on wider industry events such as the International Festival Forum (IFF).

Friends join from just

£500 +vat

  • Invitations to AIF Member & Friends social events in key cities.
  • Opportunity to attend a networking dinner with Member festivals.
  • Invitation to AIF’s AGM.
  • Bespoke event sponsorship opportunities available.
  • Direct introductions to 3-5 festivals per year.
  • One free ticket, and discounted additional tickets, to AIF’s annual Festival Congress.
  • 50% off Festival Congress exhibitor spots.
  • 2 mailers a year direct to membership.
  • Spotlight opportunities in the AIF newsletter.
  • First recommendation for festivals seeking suppliers.
  • Listing on the AIF website directory.

Largest gathering of independant festivals in the UK

Festival Congress is the annual flagship event organised by the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF). It is the largest gathering of independent festivals in the UK, with over 300 industry delegates.

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Our initiatives

Festival Fuel Tool

Festivals organisers can now use a free online tool to check their energy performance in less than a minute. Supported…

Added: 08 Sep 2018
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Resources

13 Sustainable Travel Tips for Festivals from You.Smart.Thing.

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Added: 18 Jul 2022
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Partners of AIF

FRIENDS OF AIF / Tixel

Founded on flexibility and transparency, Tixel is an ethical marketplace where music fans can resell tickets without getting ripped off. We have built proprietary tech that automatically scans…

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