CDM guidance

CDM guidance

19 Jan 2016

HSE have now published online sector specific guidance about the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) and its application to the entertainment industry. You can find it here–http://www.hse.gov.uk/entertainment/cdm-2015/index.htm There is also a ‘CDM Ready’ guide put together by Star Events available here- http://www.stareventsltd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Star-Events-CDM-in-Events-Guidance-April-15-v1.pdf


The Show Must Go On Report and Festival Vision:2025

The Show Must Go On Report and Festival Vision:2025

02 Dec 2015

Last week UK festival industry group Powerful Thinking launched an incisive environmental impact report, ‘The Show Must Go On’, detailing a cross-industry response to the global environmental challenge, with a vision for change. The Show Must Go On was introduced at the ‘Sustainable Strategies’ panel at the UK Festival Conference in London’s Roundhouse, which focused on how festivals can minimise…


UK Festival Awards - Winners Announced

UK Festival Awards – Winners Announced

02 Dec 2015

Congratulations to all of the winners of last week’s UK Festival Awards and special congrats to AIF members – Bestival, Kendal Calling, Y-Not and Isle Of Wight Festival for all taking home an award on the night. Here’s the full list of winners: Best Use of New Technology WINNER: GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL FOR ARCADIA SPECTACULAR The Extra-Festival Activity Award WINNER: THE…


Festival Congress Wrap Up and Thank You's

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…


Festival Congress Award Winners Announced

Festival Congress Award Winners Announced

06 Nov 2015

Winners of the 2015 Festival Congress Awards announced The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has announced the winners of the 2015 Festival Congress Awards at a ceremony in Cardiff. The Festival Congress Awards celebrate the diverse and creative community that makes the festival landscape what it is. Hosted by Ben Challis (General Counsel to Glastonbury Festival)the ceremony took place on…


AIF & The MU launch 'Fair Play For Festivals' emerging artists agreement

AIF & The MU launch ‘Fair Play For Festivals’ emerging artists agreement

05 Nov 2015

The Association of Independent Festivals and The Musicians’ Union announce details of ‘Fair Play for Festivals’ agreement   The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) and the Musicians’ Union (MU) today announced details of an agreement that will mutually benefit emerging artists who are represented by the MU and the AIF’s 55member festivals. The ‘Fair Play for Festivals’ agreement will formalise…


AIF and AIE launch 'Access Starts Online'

AIF and AIE launch ‘Access Starts Online’

05 Nov 2015

Access Starts Online: Attitude is Everything and the Association of Independent Festivals partner on new digital campaign to provide improved online information for disabled music fans Call for independent music festivals to provide designated and detailed access information pages on their websites AIF aim for their 50+ members to sign up within 12 months Campaign to be rolled out to…


CTM announced as official Festival Congress traffic partner

CTM announced as official Festival Congress traffic partner

03 Nov 2015

We are pleased to welcome CTM as the official Traffic Partner for this year’s sold out Festival Congress! CTM specialises in delivering Event Traffic/Transport Management solutions and Admission Control services to events across the UK. With an established track record of supporting UK independent music festivals, CTM understands how to contribute to a great festival experience whilst delivering to a…


Festival Congress Award Nominees Announced

Festival Congress Award Nominees Announced

09 Oct 2015

We’ve just announced the nominees for the 2nd Festival Congress Awards taking place during the Festival Congress on the 5th November at the Great Hall, Cardiff University. The awards will be hosted by Glastonbury’s Ben Challis and are decided on by the AIF members. Here are the nominees: New festival on the block (no more than three editions) ArcTanGent Northbound Festival…