Event Management Tender For Festival Congress 2015

Event Management Tender For Festival Congress 2015

01 Apr 2015

  AIF are now accepting applications for the event management tender for the Festival Congress this year. Please see below to download full tender description and how to apply. Key Objectives: The overall objectives (in no order of relative importance) of the proposed contractor will be: • To successfully plan and deliver all areas of event management ensuring a smooth…


AIM Independent Music Awards 2015

AIM Independent Music Awards 2015

27 Mar 2015

The AIM Independent Music awards are taking place at the Brewery in Clerkenwell on the 8th September. There’s 16 categories including the coveted Golden Welly gong for Best Independent Festival voted for by readers of DIY. Past winners of the golden title include Barn On The Farm, In The Woods, LeeFest and Bearded Theory. The night will be hosted by…


Creative Proposal Applications Open for Fling Festival!

Creative Proposal Applications Open for Fling Festival!

27 Mar 2015

The Fling Festival have put a call out for creative proposals for this years event taking place in Essex on the 4th July. The Fling really is like no-other, carefully put together with adults in mind, it’s a festival where curiosity is encouraged and a diversity of entertainment is celebrated. Playful naughtiness, mayhem and wonder will abound and minds will…


AIF talk legal highs on Sky News

AIF talk legal highs on Sky News

27 Mar 2015

Ahead of the 2015 legal highs campaign Paul recently spoke about the topic on Sky News after the government sent a letter to all festival and events organisers urging them to ban legal highs from their events, in particular nitrous oxide. The legal highs campaign put together by the AIF helps to bring awareness of the dangers of legal highs…


Brecon Jazz Festival Announces Its Most International Line-Up Ever

Brecon Jazz Festival Announces Its Most International Line-Up Ever

12 Mar 2015

  The Brecon Jazz programme for 2015 was announced yesterday featuring it’s most international line-up in it’s 31 year history. The Saturday night headliner is the iconic Dr. John followed by Robert Glasper on the Sunday night. This year they’ve got the big name American headliners, exclusive performances, intriguing crossovers and global artists from Scandinavia to Romania, Brittany and Catalonia…


Hebridean Celtic Festival Announce Acts For Landmark Year Celebrations

Hebridean Celtic Festival Announce Acts For Landmark Year Celebrations

12 Mar 2015

Hebridean Celtic Festival are celebrating a landmark year in 2015 and have started announcing additions to this year’s program. Celtic fusion band Shooglenifty will be celebrating their 25th anniversary at the festival alongside Salsa Celtica, Manran, Niteworks, Findlay Napier, Sorren Maclean, Have Mercy Las Vegas and a bunch more. Shooglenifty were on the bill at the very first HebCelt in…


ID&C Launches Application Process for 2015 Grass Roots Festival Bursary

ID&C Launches Application Process for 2015 Grass Roots Festival Bursary

12 Mar 2015

ID&C have just launched their 2015 Grass Roots Festival Bursary which gives one small to medium sized UK festival the opportunity to receive £2500 towards security accreditation products. Over 130 festivals have applied for the Bursary since 2011 with Cornwall based Looe Music Festival taking it out in 2014. The Bursary is awarded to festivals that engage with their local community,…


Village Green Returns in 2015

Village Green Returns in 2015

11 Mar 2015

Family-friendly Village Green festival is returning to Chalkwell Park for it’s seventh year in 2015 and have announced that ticket prices will remain the same as last year with the addition of a limited number of early bird tickets being released until April 1. The musical highlights of the festival are set to be local legend Snowboy and the Latin…


Larmer Tree Festival are turning 25!

Larmer Tree Festival are turning 25!

11 Mar 2015

Here’s the first announcement for their 25th birthday celebrations!  


New guidance launched for stages and event structures

New guidance launched for stages and event structures

11 Mar 2015

Ahead of revised HSE guidelines for the new Construction Design and Management (CDM) regulations that come into force on April 6th and will affect all event sites, an industry group* has collaborated to create a new guidance document. The ‘Guidance for the Management & Use of Stages and related Temporary Event Structures’ brings clarity to working practices within the temporary…


Nozstock The Hidden Valley Release Tasty Lineup Tit Bits

Nozstock The Hidden Valley Release Tasty Lineup Tit Bits

11 Mar 2015

The Wu Tang Clan and Martha Reeves and The Vandellas have just been announced as the headliners for The Orchard at this year’s Nozstock The Hidden Valley festival. Joining them in Hereforshire this July is Beardyman, DJ Hype, Ed Rush & Opticial,  London Elektricity and Hospitality to name a few. This is the full list of acts announced for the…


AIF members are joining the Energy Revolution!

AIF members are joining the Energy Revolution!

20 Feb 2015

Seven AIF member festivals have already signed up to the Energy Revolution! Energy Revolution will facilitate accounting for the carbon emissions from journeys to and from festivals by giving people the option to support a renewable energy project when they buy their tickets to account for carbon emissions from their journey. You can find out how YOU can support the…