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.
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.
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.
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.
The origansers of the Secret Garden Party music festival have annouced that the 2017 festival will be the last one. In a statement on their website they say:
"My dearest Gardeners,
Whilst I have always known I was going to have to write this, it still feels strange. We have been on a long journey but I concede to the infamous phrase that ‘All good things must come to an end’, and so it is, I announce today that this summer will host the last Secret Garden Party as we all know it.
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 is happy to quote for further advice and complete accountancy services all at special rates for AFO members.
Malcolm Angell, APS Accountancy
AFO members and event wristband provider ID&C has launched its 7th annual Grass Roots Festival Bursary, giving small-to-medium festivals in the UK a chance to receive £2500 worth of security wristbands and credentials.
More than 50 festivals applied for last year’s bursary, which is open to any UK festival that has operated for eight years or less and has an overall attendance of up to 15,000 people.
You can apply for the 2017 Grass Roots Festival Bursary here. Entries close in April 2017.
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 Director at M&S and Director of Festival On The Wall, ZAP Concepts event sustainability consultants Rob Scully and Paul Schurink, Laura Pando, Programme Manager at Julie’s Bicycle and Victoria Chapman, Sustainability Coordinator at Festival Republic.
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.
We looked closely at what you as members and delegates liked, didn’t like, would like to see; we find 62% of you were happy with the location, 34% fairly happy and 80% of you thought the Conference was good value for money. 96% felt the overall content and agenda were useful, and 92% of you found the Showcases either useful, bookable or entertaining.