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Saturday 10 February 2024, 10am-6pm

09:00: Registration and Networking

10:00: Conference Welcome and Housekeeping

An introduction to the conference, and a quick overview of the agenda, the format, and general housekeeping.




10:10: Ticketing: Making it Work for You - Phil Hayes, The Ticket Sellers

Phil will bring you the latest insights into pricing, fees, bands, tiers (and more!), and will explain how a ticketing partner brings a wealth of added value to your event!



11:00: Top 10 Tips to Making your Festival Accessible - Andrew Lansley, Cheltenham Festivals

Andrew understands the multifaceted challenges faced by organisations in successfully implementing meaningful, impactful change and will be providing 10 top tips for making festivals accessible.


11:45Online Music Showcase - Honey and the Bear

Honey and the Bear will be performing an online showcase at the AFO Conference in February. The British folk and roots duo combine delicately interweaving vocal harmonies with emotive and evocative songwriting. With a diverse range of sounds and textures, and rhythms that flow from the fast and furious to gentle ballads, their live performances are spirited and dynamic.

12:05: Purple Guide Updates - Steve Heap

Steve will be providing a complete overview on the recent Purple Guide updates and will provide guidance on sections extremely important for festival organisers.