Category Archives: Industry Hype

AIF Festival Congress & Independent Festival Awards 2017

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has announced further details of its flagship event in Cardiff, featuring a two-day conference and Independent Festival Awards.

Confirmed for the 30th and 31st October, the fourth annual Festival Congress will play host to over 400 delegates and is expected to be the final year in Cardiff.

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UK Festival Awards & Conference 2016 Huge Success

We attended The UK Festival Awards & Conference this week at The Roundhouse in Camden on Monday 28th November. The prestigious event proved a huge success once again, bringing the industry together under one roof for a celebration of everyone’s hard work and achievements.

Highlights from this year’s conference included a panel on increasing ticket sales, which debated the secondary ticket market. Ben from Skiddle acknowledged that technology exists to combat bots.

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Creamfields – Best Major Festival

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UK Festival Awards & Conference 2016 :: Tickets + Info

Each year the industry comes together to reflect on and celebrate festival season. You too can be a part of that. Tickets on sale now for the UK Festival Awards & Conference 2016.

There’s just over a week remaining until the 13th edition of the UK Festival Awards, which will by hosted by the esteemed Mary Anne Hobbs on November 28th at The Roundhouse in London.

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Off The Record {Manchester, 04.11.16}

Die hard hustle. That’s what it takes to get a foot in the door in today’s music industry. Off The Record is a brand new emerging multi-venue music event and conference in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

With a huge focus on the undiscovered, the line-up (curated by Guy Garvey, Huw Stephens & others) is released just 24 hours before the event! (SEE BELOW).

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Secret Garden Party Wins ‘Act of Independence’

Whether channelled through its distinctive themes, or its confrontation of social issues, Secret Garden Party’s ethos and spirit of independence has always been to encourage a free-thinking and forward-thinking community.

Organisers are genuinely gratified to receive recognition for pioneering work on drug testing – the first public testing facility in the UK.

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Interview :: Dancing Astronaut’s Senthil Chidambaram on the US festival scene

The music industry needs people like Senthil Chidambaram. As the founder and CEO of Dancing Astronaut, Senthil has been at the forefront of the EDM scene for nearly a decade.

Leveraging his place as Leader of Music and Entertainment Partnerships at Eventbrite; Senthil joined a panel at Amsterdam Dance Event last month where he discussed the future of clubbing.

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