AIF announces new speakers for The Festival Congress and partnership with BBC Wales Horizons

AIF announces new speakers for The Festival Congress and partnership with BBC Wales Horizons

04 Sep 2014

AIF has announced further details of its brand new annual flagship event, The Festival Congress, which it is bringing to Cardiff on the 17th and 18th of October 2014. Day one of the congress will involve a series of speeches, presentations and panels with the most experienced professionals in the business, as well as the first official AGM of the…


Barn on the Farm wins the AIM Award for Best Independent Festival

Barn on the Farm wins the AIM Award for Best Independent Festival

04 Sep 2014

The AIM Awards took place this week at The Brewery in London. Hosted by Radio 1’s Alice Levine and XFM’s John Kennedy, the ceremony saw the music industry come together to celebrate independence and recognise talent. The award for Best Independent Festival was won by AIF member Barn on the Farm, and the nominees included ArcTanGent, LeeFest, Greenbelt, and In…


ATP cancels this weekend's Jabberwocky Festival

ATP cancels this weekend’s Jabberwocky Festival

12 Aug 2014

Having liquidised ATP Festival in June 2012, All Tomorrow’s Parties has today released a statement informing Jabberwocky attendees that they will be cancelling this year’s event. ATP had organised the festival with Pitchfork and Primavera Sound. Barry Hogan of All Tomorrow’s Parties said: “It is with deep sadness we regret to inform everyone that as of today Tuesday 12th August…


On the Farm with Ella and Noz - Nozstock 2014

On the Farm with Ella and Noz – Nozstock 2014

11 Aug 2014

Ella and Noz of Nozstock festival talk about farm life and the fields that host the amazing Nozstock festival year after year.


AIF Profile in Music Week

AIF Profile in Music Week

07 Aug 2014

AIF’s General Manager Paul Reed was grilled by Music Week about secondary ticketing, legal highs, The Festival Congress and the challenges facing the independent festival sector. Read the full article in this week’s Music Week.


Hop Farm promoter banned

Hop Farm promoter banned

04 Aug 2014

After being cancelled last year, it seemed that Hop Farm was set for a come back in 2014, despite confusion due to a new unrelated event of the same name. However, last week saw Vince Power banned from staging live music events by London’s High Court. The BBC reported that Power did not file a defence for the accusation that…


Larmer Tree highlights

Larmer Tree highlights

30 Jul 2014

Larmer Tree enjoyed a great year, as the festival saw the likes of Tom Jones, Squeeze and Frank Turner grace the stage. The Salisbury based festival also participated in AIF’s BBC Introducing partnership, a great opportunity for emerging artist James Bay to open the main stage at the festival. Check out Larmer Tree’s highlights reel here: Next year sees Larmer…


9 days left to get early bird tickets for Festival Congress

9 days left to get early bird tickets for Festival Congress

22 Jul 2014

The independent festival industry comes together for 2 days in Cardiff! A brilliant opportunity to network, share, learn, collaborate and to celebrate! SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Alison Wenham (AIM) Chris Tofu (Continental Drifts / London Remixed) Ivan Milivojev (Exit Festival / Sundance Festival) Jude Kelly (Southbank Centre) Martin Elbourne (Glastonbury / The Great Escape) Nick Fraser (Tim Peaks) Pip Rush (Arcadia Spectacular)…


Voting opens for Best Independent Festival Award at the AIM Awards 2014

Voting opens for Best Independent Festival Award at the AIM Awards 2014

16 Jul 2014

Voting has opened for the Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival at the AIM Independent Music Awards, in association with AIF. Music fans can vote for the Best Independent Festival from a list of 14 festivals, and one lucky voter will be selected at random to win guest tickets to the winning festival in 2015. 

The Golden Welly Award…


Bruce Dickinson on the noise restrictions at Hyde Park

Bruce Dickinson on the noise restrictions at Hyde Park

08 Jul 2014

Live Nation previously struggled with noise restrictions at London’s Hyde Park having famously cut short Bruce Springsteen’s set in 2012 when the singer broke curfew, and it now seems Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson is not convinced that the noise restrictions at the inner city outdoor venue have been banished since AEG took it over for the British Summer Time…


Camden crawl festival officially goes into liquidation

Camden crawl festival officially goes into liquidation

04 Jul 2014

The company behind Camden’s famous multi venue music festival, Camden Crawl, announced yesterday that they have gone into liquidation. The company, Crawl Promotions, had just celebrated its 19th anniversary, and this year’s event took place just over a week ago. Not only have many bands that played at the festival this year been left unpaid, but according to an official…


A sell-out year for Shambala Festival!

A sell-out year for Shambala Festival!

02 Jul 2014

AIF member Shambala Festival has announced that “against the grain” of one of the toughest summers for the British festival industry, the festival has now completely sold out of tickets.  The festival is as known for it’s workshops, comedy, circus and acrobatics installations, poetry, talks and interactive theatre as it is known for it’s music line up. Check out Shambala here:…