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
This month, you can read about the new partnership we’ve sealed with HMRC to tackle incidents of tax fraud in the private security industry. In other SIA news, we have written a blog reflecting on our Manchester open day.
31st July 2018
The En Indy Awards
The story of David and Goliath is well known but the reality is that Goliath normally wins and this is reflected in many industry awards programmes. EN introduced The Indy Award recently to cater for exactly this – to allow smaller, independent organisers to compete with their peers rather than the global behemoths we know and love.
18th July 2018
The Festival And Outdoor Events Show (festout)
The Festival and Outdoor Events Show (Festout) returns with a focus on key industry training September 26th/27th, Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey
17th July 2018
30 Under Thirty
The EN 30/30 returns for its 4th outing, to recognise excellence in the next generation of exhibition professionals.
4th July 2018
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