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Festival Insights NEWS: Paul Reed to step down as CEO of AIF

Paul Reed – A gem, basically. Paul Reed will step down as CEO of The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) in November, after nine years at the trade body. Reed…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Notting Hill Carnival CEO Matthew Phillip announced as new AIF Chair

New AIF Chair, Matthew Phillip The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has appointed Notting Hill Carnival CEO Matthew Phillip as its new Chair.  Phillip is the CEO of Carnival Village…
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Festival Insights NEWS: AIF to recruit new Chair with Jim Mawdsley stepping down after 7 years

Jim Mawdsley Jim Mawdsley is to step down as Chair of The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) in May 2022, after seven years in the role. The announcement came today…
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Festival Insights NEWS: AIF chief warns of ‘perfect storm’ heading for UK festival season

AIF CEO, Paul Reed. Is it just us that noticed that he’s got his feet on the sofa? Supply chain crisis, workforce shortage and Brexit impact mean it’s not back…
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Festival Insights NEWS: AIF announces full Festival Congress 2022 programme

AIF CEO, Paul Reed. He’ll definitely be there. Speakers from Black Lives In Music, Vision Nine, NME, The Mighty Hoopla and Boomtown Fair confirmed for February 15 The Association of…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Brix Smith to headline AIF Festival Congress in conversation with Laura Snapes

Musician Brix Smith will be interviewed in the headline session at AIF’s 2022 Festival Congress, which will take place at Bristol’s M Shed Museum on February 15. Smith, who was…
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Festival Insights NEWS: AIF partners with RAW Bottles following Drastic On Plastic campaign

Photo credit: Elizabeth Streeter UK: RAW Bottles has become the exclusive reusable bottle supplier to the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF). The partnership is part of AIF’s Drastic On Plastic…
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Festival Insights NEWS: AIF announces core programme and venue change

UK: AIF has announced the core programme and more speakers for this year’s Festival Congress, along side a new venue for day one of the conference. Extending the ‘Pseudoscience’ theme…
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Festival Insights NEWS: AIF urges further investigation into Live Nation’s increasing dominance of UK’s live music sector

UK: Fresh concerns about Live Nation’s dominance of the UK’s live music market have been raised by the Association of Independent Festivals [AIF]. It follows the publication of new AIF…
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