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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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Winners of the Event Production Awards 2017

Winners of the Event Production Awards 2017

9th March 2017

The live and outdoor events industry celebrated well into the night last week at the Event Production Awards, cheering on a host of well-deserved winners. The Ticket Factory, Ascot Structures, Quantum Special Effects, The Loop and Continental Drifts were among the night’s winners. Arena Group ended up as the biggest winners at the ceremony, with its company Arena Structures collecting ...

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Tax, VAT and Accounting Advice

Tax, VAT and Accounting Advice

4th March 2017

AFO is delighted to be able to offer to membership advice on “the money”. Our good friends at APS Accountancy in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire and Dunstable, Bedfordshire are offering a similar service to that of Jon Payne at LSL Solicitors.  i.e. an email enquiry could deliver by return a simple answer to your question on financial matters. Over and above that, APS i...

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Festival Vision: 2025 Festivals meet to shape the future

Festival Vision: 2025 Festivals meet to shape the future

1st February 2017

Festival Vision: 2025 Festivals meet to shape the future 40 Festivals and organisations [including AFO's Steve Heap] met on the 26th January to shape the future of the Festival Vision: 2025. Hosted by Chair of Powerful Thinking, Chris Johnson and Julie’s Bicycle founder and CEO Alison Tickell, the day included presentations from Richard Gilles, former Sustainability Direc...

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Conference Questionnaire Delivers Enthusiasm

Conference Questionnaire Delivers Enthusiasm

24th January 2017

For those of you who had a chance to fill in the Conference 2016 Questionnaire, many thanks. The results have now been carefully analysed and quite clearly there is a wealth of enthusiasm out there for this event. As we set about planning 2017, provisional dates 10 – 12 November 2017, we look closely at what you as members and delegates liked, didn’t like, would like to see; we f...

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The AFO Top 10 for 2016

The AFO Top 10 for 2016

23rd January 2017

In the last 12 months AFO has: 1) Been represented at 46 meetings of local and national interest to festivals 2) Welcomed over 200 delegates to The 30th AFO Conference.  Get the date in your diary now for AFO Conference 2017 (10-12 November)! 3) Welcomed lots of new members (festivals, associates and individuals) increasing our membership to over 250 and still growing ...

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Proper Takes Over Day to Day Management of Topic Records

Proper Takes Over Day to Day Management of Topic Records

19th January 2017

Proper Records has entered into a label management deal with the world’s oldest independent record label, Topic Records, building on their longstanding relationship. The UK-based folk label has released artists from across the globe during its 78 year history, including Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. The partnership will ensure that Topic Records retains its independent status, while...

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Green Events & Innovations Conference 2017 - discount for AFO members

Green Events & Innovations Conference 2017 - discount for AFO members

19th January 2017

A Greener Festival and ILMC are excited to release news of an important session that will take place at the forthcoming GEI9 in March... The Environmental Impact of Fireworks Nothing captures the right degree of pomp like a firework display, and these increasingly popular and ever more spectacular displays are now a common addition to many open-air events and festivals. But what impact ...

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Ban the Bots

Ban the Bots

19th December 2016

A cross-party group of MPs joined forces with campaigners from the music industry outside Parliament on Monday (29/11) as the Digital Economy Bill reached its ‘report stage’ in Parliament. The aim was to convince the government to accept the “Ban the Bots” amendment and combat industrial scale secondary ticket touting to protect genuine music fans. MPs and Peers are b...

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