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Publicity, Press, Marketing, Websites and Social Media News

Publicity, Press, Marketing, Websites and Social Media News from the Association of Festival Organisers.

Open Air Business Gathering 2020

Meet fellow organisers, network, chat to suppliers and take home various knowledge to apply to your events this year....
Published on: 5th March 2020

Welcome to our partners - WOMEX - THE WORLD MUSIC EXPO

Published on: 25th July 2019

Project Simply

Published on: 11th April 2019

Exploring the value of arts and culture for families

Exploring the value of arts and culture for families...
Published on: 28th January 2019

2018 NOEA Awards winners announced

2018 NOEA Awards winners announced...
Published on: 13th December 2018

Vision:2025 at The Showman’s Show 2018: Resource Round up

Vision:2025 at The Showman’s Show 2018: Resource Round up...
Published on: 13th December 2018

Brexit scenario planning

Brexit scenario planning...
Published on: 13th December 2018

Just So Festival receives Sustainable Tourism award

UK: Cheshire’s Just So Festival has been awarded the ‘Sustainable Tourism’ Award at the 14th annual Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards. The winners were announced at the ceremony on September 13 in Chester’s Carden Par...
Published on: 25th September 2018

Spiral Earth

Did you know that our folk festival directory to UK and European festivals is one of the most popular parts of our website? It gets consistently high views all year round and as we run it in collaboration with fRoots magazine...
Published on: 4th July 2018


Everyone and their dog is talking about the new GDPR regulations coming in May this year. But very few people are offering you a concrete solution....
Published on: 24th May 2018

After 3 years of negotiation…. The new PRS tariff!!

AFO members and others will know from previous statements, PRS and AFO along with several other Live music promoters and associations have been discussing the Performing Right Society’s demand to increase the % rate of the...
Published on: 16th May 2018

Run a Festival for Oxjam in the Midlands

We're proud to have been the Official Ticketing Partner of Oxjam for the last decade. It's the UK’s largest grassroots music festival, and they need aspiring Festival Managers to run events in the Midlands this October and ...
Published on: 8th May 2018


It is with immense sadness and regret that we have to announce that this year’s festival cannot go ahead. Beverley Folk Festival is a non-profit-making organisation, run by a dedicated team of volunteers. Unfortunately ...
Published on: 23rd April 2018

Traditional Music Forum

This newsletter is a space for our members, and others active in traditional music in Scotland, to share news, stories and thoughts. Contributions are always welcome....
Published on: 12th April 2018

The Event Technology Awards 2018

The awards are now in their sixth year and will once again recognise the achievements of companies delivering digital and technological solutions to the events industry. The Event Technology Awards ceremony will take place in...
Published on: 9th April 2018

Fantastic for Families Awards 2018 winners announced!

UK’s most family-friendly arts and cultural organisations recognised Winners of the national Fantastic for Families Awards 2018 have been revealed at an awards ceremony at Carriageworks Theatre in LeedsEight awards were ...
Published on: 7th March 2018

The Event Club Party

Tickets are on sale...
Published on: 31st January 2018


FEATURE OPPORTUNITY: Do you know an event or festival organiser that is creating amazing work but doesn't shout about themselves as much as they should? Stand Out is looking for event and festival organisers only to profile f...
Published on: 31st January 2018

Coventry to host UK City of Culture 2021

Coventry to host UK City of Culture 2021...
Published on: 23rd December 2017

DATA - European legislation (GDPR)

It looks like the Europeans may be sending us a little bit more regulation before we drop out. This may not be a bad thing. Read on for more information on the General Data Protection Regulation which seeks to create a har...
Published on: 18th July 2017

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