The Association of Independent Festivals has announced the dates of Festival Congress, which will take place in Cardiff for the third year running later this year.
Confirmed for November 1-2 at the Wales Millennium Centre, Festival Congress will play host to over 400 festival delegates and will be a celebration of the independent festival industry.
John Giddings (Isle of Wight Festival/Solo Agency) and Lee Denny (Leefest) will take part in a fireside chat entitled Songs of Innocence and Experience. There will be a quickfire Talking Heads session from Simon Parkes (Brixton Academy)
Sammy Andrews (Entertainment Intelligence) will talk about the connections between streaming and ticketing and the potential VR and augmented reality for the live industry. There will also be a discussion led by Zac Fox (Kilimanjaro Live/NOWIE) exploring gender issues in the industry and possible solutions.
The programme will, as always, include the Festival Congress Awards, which take place at The Depot Warehouse venue, with a street food festival banquet and Rob da Bank’s Purple Ravetribute to Prince.
Tickets are on sale now, priced at £100 for AIF members, £135 to Friends of AIF and £185 general sale exclusively through headline event sponsor The TicketSellers.
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