Small venues open up to disabled fans

Attitude is Everything launches bespoke Charter targeting small venues to encourage access facilities at small venues and be accredited for the first time

Division of diversity

On the discussion of equality within the industry, Access chats to the people who know first hand how this should be tackled Paul Reed GENERAL MANAGER, ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT FESTIVALS “I’m confident that the industry has the power to work collectively to break down barriers” It’s important to acknowledge that diversity is already 
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Association of Independent Festivals announces Festival Congress 2017

Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has announced its annual event will return to Cardiff for its fourth year in October. The Festival Congress will play host to an incredible ‘Pseudoscience’ theme, set to play homage to the nonsensical and weird experiments made by scientists and festival promoters alike. The standout event will be led by

UK music festivals to allow drug testing

Following a number of drug related deaths in recent years, six UK music festivals are allowing the testing

For the record

Access puts the world to rights with the independent festival go-to-guy, Paul Reed When Access met up with Paul Reed, industry legend and general manager at the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF), he was in a reflective mood. After 15 years of delighting audiences, Secret Garden Party had not long announced that 2017 would be

Music festival websites go on shutdown to campaign against sexual assault

Over 25 music festival sites are turning off for a day on Monday (8 May) as part of a zero-tolerance campaign highlighting sexual assaults at the events. The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has told festivalgoers to be aware of on-site support services that are available to victims. The hope is to raise awareness of

Energy Revolution has been awarded charity status

The renewable energy project Energy Revolution has been awarded charity status after they reached a goal of three million

UK cities urged to bid for 2022 Commonwealth Games

The government is calling on UK cities interested in hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games to work up plans

Showsec’s new ventures with Music Plus Sport

The increasing popularity of large-scale concerts are bringing music and sport together with companies Showsec and Music Plus

Industry welcomes Home Office fireworks ban

Live Nation and the Music Venue Trust applauds the Home Office ban of fireworks, flares and smoke bombs