AIF Announcements

Independent festivals commit to eliminating single use plastic by 2021

Independent festivals commit to eliminating single use plastic by 2021

AIF launches ‘Drastic On Plastic’ campaign, with over 60 festival websites ‘wrapped in plastic’.  Over 60 indie festivals and suppliers to take part in initiative on Earth Day, 22ndApril.  Participants to ban plastic straws as a minimum this season, and all single-use plastic within 3 years  Organisers of more than 60 independent festival across the UK have committed to banning…

AIF Moves Office

AIF Moves Office

As mentioned yesterday, AIF is moving office. From next Tuesday, you can find us at The Handbag Factory, 3 Loughborough Street, London, SE11 5RB. Moving office also means a new phone – unfortunately this is not in place from Tuesday, so please drop the team an email to get in touch. We will update when the phone is set up….

AIF to break from AIM in its 10th anniversary year

AIF to break from AIM in its 10th anniversary year

Association of Independent Festivals to stand as own company from April 2018 Current GM Paul Reed promoted to Chief Executive Phoebe Rodwell joins AIF from MMF New Offices in Vauxhall’s Handbag Factory The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) will break away from its parent company AIM and operate as a separate company in April this year. The move comes as…

2017 Festival Congress Session Videos

2017 Festival Congress Session Videos

JOHN MCGRATH KEYNOTE – MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FESTIVAL QUESTION TIME AIF General Manager Paul Reed, UK Music’s Michael Dugher and Yourope’s Christof Huber discuss what Brexit means for the live music business, YouRope’s ‘Take a Stand’ initiative and political activism at festivals. SAFER SPACES PANEL Spotlighting AIF’s 2017 sexual assault awareness campaign, in a discussion involving participating festivals and partners,…

Job: AIF Membership and Project Coordinator

Job: AIF Membership and Project Coordinator

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) is seeking a new Membership and Project Coordinator to assist the General Manager of AIF with the day-to-day organisation and administration of the association alongside coordinating a range of projects and events. This is primarily an administrative role and requires an enthusiastic individual and quick learner who is capable of delivering as part of a…

AIF's Independent Festival Awards - Winners Announced!

AIF’s Independent Festival Awards – Winners Announced!

AIF ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2017 INDEPENDENT FESTIVAL AWARDS   The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has announced the winners of the 2017 Independent Festival Awards at a packed-out ceremony at DEPOT in Cardiff.   Hosted by Glastonbury Festival’s Ben Challis,the sparkling awards ceremony took place on the evening of the first day of AIF’s highly-praised annual Festival Congress (Monday 30th…

AIF's Independent Festival Awards Shortlist Announced

AIF’s Independent Festival Awards Shortlist Announced

Gearing up for it’s fourth annual Festival Congress, the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has announced its Independent Festival Awards shortlist. Taking place on Monday 30th October at DEPOT in Cardiff, this year’s winners will be announced during a sparkling awards ceremony hosted by Glastonbury Festival’s Ben Challis, as part of the AIF’s yearly flagship event. This year, there are…

Core Programme, More Speakers and New Venue Announced for Festival Congress 2017

Core Programme, More Speakers and New Venue Announced for Festival Congress 2017

ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT FESTIVALS ANNOUNCE CORE PROGRAMME AND MORE SPEAKERS FOR FESTIVAL CONGRESS 2017 TICKETS ON SALE NOW www.festivalcongress.com The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has announced further details of its flagship event in Cardiff, featuring a two-day conference and Independent Festival Awards. Confirmed for the 30th and 31st October, the fourth annual Festival Congress will play host to over…

AIF announces Festival Congress Invitation to Tender for 2018-2020

AIF announces Festival Congress Invitation to Tender for 2018-2020

Festival Congress is AIF’s annual flagship event, a two-day conference, Independent Festival Awards and celebration of the festival industry. The event is the largest gathering of independent festivals in the UK, over 400 industry delegates attending each year. Following three consecutive sold-out events from the event’s inception in 2014, the Congress has rapidly evolved to become a fixture and must…

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