AFO General Secretary on BBC Radio Scotland
BBC Radio Scotland – members in the North of England and indeed Scotland may be interested to know that on 9 July, AFO General Secretary SH was interviewed by Radio Scotland from their Glasgow studios.
Others involved in the discussions on the state of the festival scene were representatives from Queen Mary University and UK Music, amongst others. Discussion revolved around affordable acts, high level fees for artists, boutique festivals, the experience versus the line-up and the general consideration that festivals need more than big headliners.
Obviously, the discussion was based on the state of the Scottish festival scene (of which I have little knowledge), but from my point of view compared to the English festival scene and found to be in a similar state; doing okay, some cancellations but new one popping up.
I believe the discussion can be heard again using the BBC iPlayer.
General Secretary, AFO
AFO: 19th Jul 2017 11:07:00
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