Festival Congress Wrap Up and Thank You’s

25 Nov 2015

The second annual Festival Congress returned to Cardiff again earlier this month and was also sold out again!

We had a wonderful two days of conference panels, presentations, workshops and quick-fire talks along with a fun evening at the Festival Congress awards in the middle.

We also launched two campaigns with The MU – ‘The Fair Play For Festivals‘ emerging artists agreement and ‘Access Starts Online’ with Attitude Is Everything.

You can read about the awards evening and winners here and catch up on the whole event through Storify here or check out the in depth report from God Is In The TV Zine here.

VIDEO CREDIT: Helen Griffiths

You can check out all of the photos from the two days here thanks to Alex R Elms. 

Massive thanks also goes out to the following along with the Welsh Government, all who attended and our fabulous speakers for making the event a success!


Owen Jenner
Matthew Norman
Ella Naylor
Jake Warriner
David Hughes
Jacqueline Boydon
Chloe Matthews
Pollyanna Sheehan
Sarah Norris
Elouise Sproul
Polly Cowley
Lois Wyn Jones
Kiera Walters



CTM – official traffic partner

Mojo Barriers – Check out all your Photo Booth pics here.

Una Tickets – Exclusive ticketing partner

BIMM – Educational partner



Furniture on The Move

Intrepid Fox Wine

Refresh West

Music Insurance Brokers

On Par Productions

The MU

Event Wine Solutions



Hangfire Smokehouse

Dusty Knuckles Pizza Company

Mr. Croquewich

Stefano’s Ice Cream


Thanks to Dizzy Jam for providing our volunteers with snazzy AIF t-shirts, Gwyn Eiddior for helping transform the Great Hall, A&E Adventures for your festival flags, Stage Sound Services and Stage Lighting Services and Sam Morris and Fionna Allan for being absolute gems as part of the core Congress team.

See you again in 2016!