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Boomtown (pictured) cancelled its 2021 event after citing a lack of insurance support from the UK government

Festival cancellations are inevitable without coronavirus insurance, the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has said.

Following the announcement of the UK government's "roadmap" to reopening...

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has issued the warning to the Chancellor

UK festivals are under threat of cancellation without Government insurance, The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has said.

Following the announcement of the UK government's "roadmap"...

"Make no mistake - these cancellations were entirely avoidable"

Over half of UK summer festivals have been cancelled for 2021, according to a new study. 

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) suggests 51% of...

Venues can now have the same representation as fabric when facing legal disputes...

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has struck a deal with insurance specialists NDML and legal protection specialists Rradar to provide night time businesses —...

“I’ve heard of site managers getting pinged, and obviously that’s work that you can’t switch to doing remotely."

UK festivals are at risk of having to cancel due to a so-called "pingdemic" according to the Association of Independent Festivals [AIF], with many in...

Parklife and The Secret Garden will also take part...

Bestival is among 25 UK music festivals set to go dark today, in a campaign tipped to raise awareness for sexual assaults at music events. ...

The news comes after rumours of a possible “wave of cancellations” due to the Government's lack of insurance plan for festivals

Boomtown Fair has cancelled its 2021 event, citing a lack of insurance support from the UK government.

The Winchester-based festival is one of a number of...

It's hoped the move will curb the excess of plastic wastage from summer festivals...

More than 60 independent UK festivals are coming together to fight against the sale of disposable festival tents sold for single-use.

It's believed that somewhere...

Only 13% of UK festival headliners in 2022 are women, study finds

A new study of UK festivals by BBC Newsbeat has found that only 13% of 2022's headliners are women.


A gender-focused analysis of 50 UK...

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Industry experts have warned that the UK's summer festival season is under threat from a "perfect storm" of issues.


The CEO of the UK's leading...

Festivals are finally going green...

More than 60 UK festivals have agreed to ban plastic glitter from their events this summer in a bid to avoid damaging the local environment...

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) is calling on government aid for businesses that face devastating costs due to cancellation

The UK's independent festival industry faces collapse due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic without government aid, a new report has shown.

The Association...

That equates to one in five festival attendees in the country...

A new survey has reported that 22% of UK festivalgoers, which equates to one in five festival attendees, have experienced sexual harassment or assault.

The...

Most of the UK's remaining festivals planned for this summer are at risk of cancellation without government intervention

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has renewed its call for an urgent intervention from the UK government for festivals this summer after the easing of coronavirus restrictions was delayed...

Festivals including Eastern Electrics, Field Day, Creamfields and Boomtown have all sold out in the past week

Festivals scheduled to take place in England this summer are selling out at a rapid rate following the Government’s announcement of its roadmap out of...