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Breaking News: BEVERLEY FOLK FESTIVAL  CANCELLED

Breaking News: BEVERLEY FOLK FESTIVAL CANCELLED

23rd April 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 we have recently discovered that we have lost our primary source of funding so we simply do not have the money to pay for either the infrastructure or the performers....

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Urgent News - BEWARE - STOLEN FURNITURE SCAM

Urgent News - BEWARE - STOLEN FURNITURE SCAM

22nd April 2018

  PLEASE BE AWARE OF A CURRENT SCAM ALERT Rosetone Event Furniture have been alerted by several of our Customers of a SCAM that is doing the rounds. PLEASE TO NOT FALL FOR THIS SCAM. Chairs and sometimes Tables are HIRED by a softly spoken customer, who usually explains that he has been let down by another Hire Company.  He needs to hire quite quickly and arranges to Pay by ...

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AFO Code of Practice

AFO Code of Practice

14th April 2018

CODE OF BEST PRACTICE FOR FESTIVALS & EVENTS The Association of Festival Organisers is open to any festival or event organiser who wishes to share their knowledge and experiences, learn, teach and strive for good standards in festival work. This Code of Best Practice is reviewed and amended from time to time by the membership. Association of Festival Organisers members agre...

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The Event Technology Awards 2018

The Event Technology Awards 2018

9th April 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 London on the evening of Wednesday 7th November 2018 following Event Tech Live. The ceremony is widely regarded as the only networking event that brings together...

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Creative Sector Industry Deal Agreed

Creative Sector Industry Deal Agreed

9th April 2018

Creative Sector Industry Deal Agreed At the end of last week the Government announced that it had agreed a Sector Deal with the Creative Industries which will have positive implications for producing the creative and cultural resources on which ...

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Times they are a-changing. AFO’s Steve Heap, talks

Times they are a-changing. AFO’s Steve Heap, talks

22nd March 2018

There was a time when the events industry stood on its own two feet; just sell a few tickets, pay the bills and all was well. I think that may well be in the dim and distant past. Now most of us need grant funding or sponsors and certainly a lot of ticket sales. The days of relatively low budget equipment for your site and artists for your stage are well and truly over. I’m...

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UK Festivals Get Smart with Power and Travel

UK Festivals Get Smart with Power and Travel

19th March 2018

A major shift in the way UK festivals approached energy management and travel planning in 2017 has been revealed in the annual Festival & Events Industry Green Survey. The survey, run by festival think-tank Powerful Thinking, revealed the percentage of UK festivals actively working with their power suppliers, to increase efficiency and reduce fuel, doubled from one ...

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The Plastic Free Festival Guide Has Launched!

The Plastic Free Festival Guide Has Launched!

6th March 2018

  When your grandchildren ask you what you did to help save the planet, don’t be the one that says” nothing!” The Festival industry can lead the way in proving how easy it is to reverse the damage we are doing to our earth This guide to a plastic free Festival is an excellent example of the research, dedication and sharing that is out there to help us. Congratu...

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ISAN Outdoor Arts Newsletter Jan 2018

ISAN Outdoor Arts Newsletter Jan 2018

11th January 2018

ISAN Outdoor Arts Newsletter January 2018 Email looking a bit 2017? Click here for the online version ...

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The Event Club party tickets are on sale now!

The Event Club party tickets are on sale now!

12th December 2017

Tickets are now available to purchase for The Event Club party, the first opportunity of the season for the entire events industry to come together and collaborate under one roof. The Event Club, a newly formed collaboration of key event industry professionals, made up of the Association of Festival Organisers (AFO), the National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA), The Showman’s Show, Jule...

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Just So Festival launches in New Zealand

Just So Festival launches in New Zealand

7th August 2017

Wild Rumpus, organiser of Just So Festival, has revealed details of the first New Zealand edition. Just So Festival New Zealand will be an annual, intimate, weekend-long festival and imaginative outdoor adventure like no other. A multi award-winning arts festival which is now in its 8th year in the UK, and after a sell-out inaugural year in Brazil 2016, Just So Festival New Ze...

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Energy Revolution Awarded Charitable Status

Energy Revolution Awarded Charitable Status

6th July 2017

Energy Revolution is the festival industry collaboration that turns audience fossil-fuel travel miles into a direct investment in renewable energy. This brilliant project is now a registered charity, meaning every donation made will go even further with GiftAid! Audience travel is by far the greatest contributor to a festival’s CO2 footprint, but Energy Revolution is turning this ...

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Farm Business Innovation Show 2017 set to be the best year yet!

Farm Business Innovation Show 2017 set to be the best year yet!

8th June 2017

The Farm Business Innovation Show is returning to the NEC Birmingham on the 8th & 9th of November 2017 and will be packed with the most creative products from 450 exhibitors, useful services and ideas, and 200 inspiring seminars from top experts in the industry - all at the 2016 Exhibition News Awards ‘Trade Show of the Year’ winning show! Over the two days the NEC will be packe...

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HMRC Digital Support for June

HMRC Digital Support for June

7th June 2017

Self-employed? Here are details of HMRC's digital support courses for June.   HMRC have a selection of webinars and e-learning available to help you get their tax right first time. Business Expenses for the self-employed: Do you know which business expenses are allowable? Find out about typical expenses including working from home and motoring expenses....

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ID&C Grass Roots Festival Bursary 2017 Winners Announced

ID&C Grass Roots Festival Bursary 2017 Winners Announced

22nd May 2017

The independent music and arts festival Samphire has been announced as the winning recipients of this year’s ID&C £2500 Grass Roots Bursary. The bursary, donated annually by wristband suppliers ID&C, offers small to medium sized UK festivals the chance to win £2500 towards their security wristband and accreditation. The online competition has been created to lend a helpin...

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The White Book 2017 - the go-to-guide to the live events industry

The White Book 2017 - the go-to-guide to the live events industry

22nd May 2017

The White Book contains every event resource in one place, which is why it has been the go-to-guide to the live events industry for more than 30 years.    In both print and online, The White Book features full postal addresses, phone numbers and websites for event production services and equipment as well as listing venues in a logical, easy-to-navigate format.   So...

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Fleetwood Folk & Blues - SpringSong and FolkFolly 31 March - 1 April 2017

Fleetwood Folk & Blues - SpringSong and FolkFolly 31 March - 1 April 2017

28th March 2017

There’s been a lot going on for Fleetwood Folk & Blues, and we’re well on the way with plans for FaB Weekend this September (1st to 3rd). Meanwhile we have other events afoot. Springsong & Folkfolly We are hosting a weekend of ‘SpringSong & FolkFolly’, 31st March and 1st April presenting some artists who will be performing at FaB Weekend this year. Fleetwood Bow...

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Are you in the music industry? Take part in the Measuring Music report

Are you in the music industry? Take part in the Measuring Music report

16th March 2017

Are you a UK Musician, Songwriter, Composer, Producer, Engineer or Manager and would like to be in with the chance of winning the following prizes?... Elektron Digitakt drum computer Sontronics Aria microphone Sennheiser HD 800 headphones Each year UK Music conducts a survey of British music. Your feedback allows UK Music to produce Measuring Music, an annual ...

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Danco secures Latitude contract

Danco secures Latitude contract

14th March 2017

Celebrating what could be considered the best aspects of music, film, culture, poetry, theatre and everything in between, Latitude Festival began its journey in 2006. Now in planning for the 12th edition, Danco are pleased to have recently been confirmed as the primary marquee hire contractor. With over 70,000 sqft of temporary structures awarded in the multi-year...

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Mash Media launches Festival and Outdoor Events Show

Mash Media launches Festival and Outdoor Events Show

9th March 2017

Mash Media, publishers of Access All Areas and other event industry magazines, announced on 1 March its newest product: The Festival & Outdoor Events Show. The new exhibition will take place on 27-28 September 2017 at Sandown Park Racecourse. It aims to provide business opportunities, education and networking to the outdoor events industry. Speaking at the Event Production...

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