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Leeds Festival boss makes promise for 2021 event and how it will work

Leeds Festival boss Melvin Benn has given an update about next year’s event. As we all know, this year’s fun at Bramham Park couldn’t go ahead because of the...

AIF welcomes emergency fund eligibility for festivals

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) welcomes the Government’s confirmation that UK festivals will share in the recently announced £1.57 billion cultural emergency fund. A £500m fund will be...

‘£1.57B of Investment to Protect Britain’s World Class Culture Arts and Heritage Institutions’

That was the heading on the governments press release of 5 July.  Here at AFO we were delighted. However, on closer inspection they tell us that a good proportion...

Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Skepta and Paul McCartney among star names supporting #letthemusicplay

Artists and organisations from across the music industry have joined together to support our campaign which calls on the Government to act urgently to help the music industry. Stars...

Glastonbury’s Shangri-La team launch new VR festival Lost Horizon

The team behind Glastonbury Festival‘s famed Shangri-La area have announced Lost Horizon, a new virtual reality festival. Set to take place online July 3-4, Lost Horizon will see Shangri-La...

FOMO festival goes into liquidation leaving creditors in $5 million hole

One of Australia's biggest music festivals has gone into liquidation, leaving nearly $5 million owing to creditors. FOMO, which this year brought mega-acts Brockhampton and Lizzo to Australia and...