AIF & BBC Introducing Partnership 2015

AIF & BBC Introducing Partnership 2015

11 Jun 2015

Building on the success of the groundbreaking partnership with BBC Introducing that has seen emerging talent matched with independent festivals throughout the UK since 2012, The Association of independent Festivals (AIF), the London based organisation that represents over 50 of the UK’s independent music festivals, has announced details for this years artist and festival pairings under the scheme including the…


PRS for Music Announce Consultation Extension

PRS for Music Announce Consultation Extension

03 Jun 2015

Earlier this week PRS for Music announced that it would be extending the consultation period for Tariff LP after an industry-wide request was put forward by CPA and supported by AIF. The consultation period was due to close on June 8 but will now end on September 30 allowing CPA and other industry bodies to prepare and conduct their own…


Home Office To Ban Legal Highs

Home Office To Ban Legal Highs

01 Jun 2015

Following a legal highs festival website organised by AIF in partnership with The Angelus Foundation in May, the Home Office last week announced a new law that will create a blanket ban on so called legal highs, otherwise known as new psychoactive substances (NPS). The ban will “Prohibit and disrupt the production, distribution, sale and supply” of these substances with a…


AIE make huge impact to disabled-access ticket sales

AIE make huge impact to disabled-access ticket sales

21 May 2015

Attitude Is Everything‘s charter of best practice has been making some serious positive impact on disabled-access ticket sales at events and festivals in the UK over the past year. 106 venues and festivals are currently signed up to their charter of best practice and they have noted that 114,000 disabled-access tickets were sold in 2014 compared with just 67,000 in…


'You Could Lose The Lot On Legal Highs'

‘You Could Lose The Lot On Legal Highs’

30 Apr 2015

Following the success of last year’s well received campaign to highlight the dangers of so-called ‘legal highs’, AIF are coordinating a new initiative around the same theme for 2015. In 2014, AIF’s ‘Don’t Be In The Dark’ campaign involved over 20 music festivals participating in an online blackout, which saw the homepages on their respective official websites replaced for 24 hours…


Industry-wide Green Survey

Industry-wide Green Survey

30 Apr 2015

AIF and AFO have recently launched an industry-wide survey as part of an initiative to develop a green manifesto for their members. Working with Kambe Events, the company behind award-winning green festival Shambala, this will be the largest ever industry survey on this topic, exploring what festivals are already doing, what matters to them, and what support they need to…


AIF Presents: Festival Fever 2015

AIF Presents: Festival Fever 2015

20 Apr 2015

AIF has launched a new initiative entitled ‘Festival Fever’ with the aim of highlighting the cultural and economic impact of independent festivals, with a focus on the broad experiential multi-arts offering of its member events. To promote Festival Fever AIF have released new figures showing that our member’s events have contributed an estimated £1bn to the UK economy over a…


AIF Presents: Festival Fever 2015

AIF Presents: Festival Fever 2015

20 Apr 2015

Head over here for more information on Festival Fever.


PRS for Music Announces Tariff Review of Festivals & Concerts

PRS for Music Announces Tariff Review of Festivals & Concerts

15 Apr 2015

PRS for Music has just announced that it will be running an eight week consultation on the terms of its Popular Music Concerts Tariff (‘Tariff LP’). The tariff is applied to ticketed live popular music events such as concerts and festivals. KEY INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONSULTATION- · The tariff is applied to ticketed live popular music events such as concerts…


Introducing International Festival Forum

Introducing International Festival Forum

13 Apr 2015

AIF has partnered with a new dedicated festival business event that will unite festivals from around the world for two-days of workshops and panels alongside exclusive showcases and Q&As with some of the industry’s most renowned booking agencies. Produced by ILMC, The International Festival Forum (IFF) is an invitation-only gathering of festival bookers/promoters and booking agents which will take place…


Update to CDM Regulations

Update to CDM Regulations

10 Apr 2015

The new CDM regulations came into effect on April 6 after five years of review. The purpose of the regulations is to ‘prevent the ill health or death of construction and maintenance operatives, while also allowing for the delivery of good design’. One of the new regulations most notable changes to work towards this is introducing the role of ‘Principal…


Event Production Award Winners Announced

Event Production Award Winners Announced

07 Apr 2015

Last week we were lucky enough to attend this year’s Event Production Awards in London and here are the lucky winners from the night. Special congrats goes to AIF members Bestival and Mojo Barriers! Access All Areas Editor’s Award: Suzanne Bull MBE Supplier of the Year Award: Firefly Best Admission Control Company: Ticketscript Best Brand Activation Event: The Halo Group…