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Audience Research and Development News from the Association of Festival Organisers.

82% of Festival goers ready to return to live events

Over three quarters of 110,000 music fans surveyed by Festicket would buy tickets to 2021 festivals in the next two months, as demand for live events remains high...
Published on: 27th May 2020

DCMS are looking for your views.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has created a survey to understand the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on organisations...
Published on: 28th April 2020

Are You A Creative Industry

Did you know that the creative industries contribute almost £13M to the UK economy every year?...
Published on: 26th February 2020

Some frightening facts about UK arts & culture organisations:

Some frightening facts about UK arts & culture organisations:...
Published on: 11th July 2019

Supporting Grassroots Live Music

Supporting Grassroots Live Music...
Published on: 4th June 2019

Project Simply

Published on: 11th April 2019


As you know, the Government has invited the EIB Talent Taskforce to gather information about the industry’s skills, education, training and HR processes. This is a chance for our entire sector to pull together and drive gov...
Published on: 2nd October 2018

Festival and Outdoor Show announces stellar line up for event safety panels

Festout is a two day exhibition focusing on the festival and outdoor events market. The show covers the vast spectrum of events including but not limited to festivals, sport, culture, airshows, fayres, community and public e...
Published on: 20th September 2018

Secondary ticketing sites pledge overhaul

Following CMA enforcement action, 3 major secondary ticketing websites have pledged a number of changes to the way information is provided to customers....
Published on: 3rd May 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 tourism is based....
Published on: 9th April 2018

Over 30m people attended live music events in 2016

UK Music has launched the Wish You Were Here 2017 report into music tourism. The report features both national and regional figures and reveals the huge impact of music tourism on the UK economy. The number of people who en...
Published on: 11th July 2017

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

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?......
Published on: 16th March 2017

Get involved with the UK Live Music Census

WHAT IS THE UK LIVE MUSIC CENSUS? The UK’s first ever live music census – a ‘Springwatch’ for live music. The Census covers all genres and we take a broad definition of live music to include events featuring DJs....
Published on: 10th March 2017

Run a family-friendly event? Sign up to the Family Arts Standards

The Family Arts Campaign and the Family & Childcare Trust have developed a set of Family Arts Standards, addressing a need for clear guidance on how best to welcome families to arts organisations....
Published on: 6th January 2017

So, how many festivals are there?

In a recent publication on their website eFestivals tell us there were approximately 898 festivals in 2016 and their research suggested that maybe the festival bubble had burst yet again....
Published on: 5th January 2017

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