A Greener Festival (AGF) have announced all 25 winners of the Greener Festival Award since the schemes relaunch in 2016. These are the first events to receive this prestigious award since it’s relaunch last year, with additional requirements of events who apply.
Thanks to our good friends at eFestivals, the best list of festivals I have ever come across, tells us that there is somewhere between 800 and 1000 music festivals in the UK in any one year.
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.
A cross-party group of MPs joined forces with campaigners from the music industry outside Parliament on Monday (29/11) as the Digital Economy Bill reached its ‘report stage’ in Parliament.
The aim was to convince the government to accept the “Ban the Bots” amendment and combat industrial scale secondary ticket touting to protect genuine music fans.
Award winning singer/songwriter and guitarist Elliott Morris is launching a crowdfunding campaign to record and release his first album.
“I’ve wanted to do this for a long, long time!” says Morris. “I aimed to get into the studio at the start of the year, but the gigs have just kept coming!”
Leading figures from across the live music industry have called for a change in gig venue licensing to make it easier to stage events and help the industry thrive.
The figures want an amendment to the law that would ensure cultural benefits to the community are considered by local authorities when they make decisions about the award of music licences.
From an air show to the Tour of Britain, from innovative products to partnership working, the best events in the country were celebrated at a glittering ceremony in Bath on 28th November 2016.
And the father of festivals Michael Eavis also received the first National Outdoor Events Association “I” Award and a standing ovation from the guests at Bath’s Pump Rooms.
This year sees the number of festivals running overall decline.
Back in June, we reported that an economic study had suggested that more than 1 in 10 festivals will fold this year amid ever-increasing security and infrastructure costs and tough competition for ticket sales.
"Festivals and events have come a very long way" said the title of this year’s sell-out Association of Festival Organisers (AFO) Conference at Ettington Chase near Stratford upon Avon. Taking place from 11 - 13 November, the 30th annual gathering attracted over 200 delegates with 21 trade stands including 5 artists’ agents.
AFO members, Bearded Theory Festival are proud to announce that they have been announced as ‘Best Family Festival’ at the 2016 Festival Awards! This incredible achievement builds on their incredible run of Festival Awards success, having previously being named Best Small Festival in 2013, and ‘Promoter of the year’ in 2014.