Tens of thousands of people set to gather in Hillsborough Park this weekend for Tramlines Festival are expected to produce several tonnes of rubbish. This is what the festival and Sheffield Council are doing to reduce the environmental impact of ‘Sheffield’s biggest party’. What’s being done to reduce waste
The AIF survey reveals its members have spent an average of £451,500 in festival planning for 2021 It’s thought that up to 51 per cent of UK festivals with a minimum 50,000 capacity have now been cancelled due to ongoing uncertainty with the coronavirus crisis. The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) provided the estimate following the results of its recent survey, which revealed that just over half of the association’s membership who hadn’t already cancelled were still actively planning to go ahead with their events later this year – 22 per cent remain unsure.
Hundreds of thousands of festival goers could miss out on another summer of live music if the Government fails to lift social distancing rules on 21 June, a leading industry boss has told i.Following a decision by Boris Johnson to delay the review of social distancing guidelines as a result of the rise of the Indian variant of Covid-19, the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF), which represents almost 100 music festivals hoping to take place around the UK in the coming months, is warning of another disappointing year for fans and organisers.
Donations from about 50 people will allow the American India Foundation to purchase about 1,350 oxygen concentrators, said Raj Sharma, a founder of the Boston chapter of AIF, in a phone interview Sunday morning.The concentrators will provide oxygen to about 81,000 people each month.“It’s a massive help,” he said.
More than a quarter of music festivals due to take place in the UK this year have been cancelled as a result of government inaction on event insurance, research has found.According to the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF), which has been tracking festivals taking place in Britain this year, 26% of all festivals with a capacity of more than 5,000 people have been cancelled by their organisers.
More than three quarters of UK music festivals set for July and August are at risk of cancellation unless they are insured by the Government, a leading industry body has predicted.The stark “red alert” warning comes from the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF), which today reports that 26 per cent of UK festivals with a capacity above 5,000 have already been cancelled “due to Government inaction on insurance”.
"There is no appetite from the treasury to protect these events", says AIF CEO Paul Reed with 76 per cent of July and August's festivals at risk The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) say they have hit a “brick wall” in talks with the government, after a lack of festival insurance sparked the widespread cancellation of events this summer.
"If this Government doesn’t intervene in some way on insurance, it won’t be a great British summer for events" The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) and Reading and Leeds Festivals boss Melvin Benn have called on the government to offer festival insurance against coronavirus, after the lack of financial protection caused a line of events to cancel their 2021 editions.
Back at the beginning of March, the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) warned that if a government-backed Covid insurance scheme for music festivals didn’t materialise by the end of that month, then a wave of cancellations would soon follow.Now, Boomtown has become the latest UK festival to fall victim to such a scenario.
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Festival and clubbing scenes ‘welcome’ new Budget support - but renew calls for Government insurance scheme to avoid ‘mass cancellations’
T he live music and clubbing industries have praised the Chancellor for throwing more support behind their sectors in the spring Budget — but have reiterated the urgent need for a Government-backed Covid insurance scheme for events, to avert the risk of “mass cancellations” this summer.
The Association of Independent Festivals warns of a "final countdown" for the beleaguered sector Independent festivals across the UK have warned that they could be forced to cancel their 2021 events if they fail to receive Government-backed insurance and VAT intervention by the end of March.