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Energy Revolution- Join the festival movement for change

Energy Revolution is a festival industry collaboration that turns your fossil-fuel travel miles into a direct investment in renewable energy. Together we can turn millions of miles of travel into clean energy and turn a problem into a solution. Donate when you buy your festival ticket and let’s keep the party going forever.

As festival ticket sales are well underway for this year we hope this video will help encourage more people to donate to turn their festival travel miles into renewable energy in 2017.

The White Book 2017 - the go-to-guide to the live events industry

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 whether you are looking for wifi services, trailers or recording studios, The White Book 2017 should be your first point of call.
 

General Election 2017: Is your candidate For The Arts?

National Campaign for the Arts has produced a prompt sheet which suggests three questions to ask your Parliamentary candidates, to gauge how knowledgeable and committed they are to issues facing the arts in the UK.

As their Chair, Samuel West, says, “The National Campaign for the Arts is fully focused on enabling arts audiences and participants to better understand and advocate for the vital role public funding plays in making the UK a world leader in arts and culture.

Crackdown on ticket touts

Professor Waterson is heard at last!  Crackdown on ticket touts as the government ban bulk buying and re-selling has at last happened.  The work of Professor Waterson and colleagues at UK Music has finally come home. The Guardian published the following report:

Ticket touts face unlimited fines for using 'bots' to buy in bulk

Potential festival venue in London

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority have been in contact with the AFO office and they say:
 
"Are you looking for a new outdoor space for your events with great transport links to Central London? Lee Valley Regional Park Authority owns 26 miles of parkland spanning from Ware in Hertfordshire down to the River Thames. Within the park, there are a selection of 11 designated event spaces available for event organisers to host their events. To name a few, these spaces include:
 

Red diesel call for evidence

Do you or any of your contractors use red diesel? If so, HM Treasury would like your views:
 
"As you may have seen, at Spring Budget 2017 the government announced that it would publish a call for evidence on the use of red diesel. This call for evidence is an information gathering exercise and is designed to improve the data sources available to government about red diesel use.
 

Who said CDs are dead?

With the enormous rise of streaming, downloading etc. there were some in the industry who thought that the CD business was on its way out.  Well it certainly may be slowing down, but it hasn’t dented the business of Proper Music at the Gateway Business Centre, London.

Drew Hill, Managing Director of Proper Music Distribution Limited, has now announced that Topic Records has come under his management and as the company move into a new, vast warehouse for their ever-expanding business, he sees CDs holding their own.

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