AFEM is the global trade association for electronic music businesses, representing our culture, commerce and community. Our members operate across every sector of the industry - we have publishers, labels, artist managers, agents, retailers, distributors, streaming platforms, tech services, lawyers and many others. All types of businesses operating within electronic music. We work to connect this ecosystem of members to develop business opportunities and drive change in the industry where needed. Ultimately we endeavour to ensure a sustainable creative, cultural and commercial future for the genre in tandem with a focus on health, harm reduction and diversity. Our members benefit from networking opportunities and ‘business to business’ introductions across sectors and territories. We hold regular sessions around the world providing cross-industry insights and an opportunity to raise/feedback on the key issues. By getting involved in our Working Groups, members can directly influence and add their voice to our initiatives and campaigns.
Big Green Coach is the largest supplier of coach travel to the live music industry. We have a real commitment to the environment and sponsor and protect 5 sq foot Amazonian Rain forest for 10 years for every customer who books on our service.
Black Deer is unique. With female co-founders, a breath-taking location in the garden of England and a passion for all things Americana, this award-winning boutique event offers a festival experience like no other. Its founders are no strangers to the UK’s events industry - having produced and directed much-loved festivals with music legends like Bob Dylan, The Eagles and Neil Young - and have a lifelong love affair with country music and the authentic Americana aesthetic. This compelling blend of originality, experience and passion has shaped Black Deer into an exciting and emerging force on the UK festival scene.
Now into its second year, following a ‘Best New Festival on the Block’ triumph at the Association of Independent Festival Awards and ‘Music Event of the Year’ at the Event Production Awards, the three-day celebration of Americana has remained true to cultivating a community of spirit and independence where the lines between artists, supporters and promoters disappear. Indeed, Black Deer exists to stay true to the communities, cultures, storytellers and memories that inhabit this indefinable world.
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Cambridge Folk Festival, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014, is one of the premier music events in Europe and one of the longest running and most famous folk festivals in the world. Held each year since 1965 in the beautiful setting of Cherry Hinton Hall, it attracts around fourteen thousand people, many of whom return year after year.
The Doctor Music Festival returns after 20-year hiatus. The legendary and pioneer festival - known nationally as the “Spanish Woodstock” - played in the late 90s by David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Massive Attack, Patti Smith, Rage Against the Machine, Muse, Blur, Nick Cave, Underworld, Carl Cox, etc... – is due to return in 2019. The spirit of those three days and four nights of music, love and nature will come back to life in July 2019. The reincarnation will occur in the same valley surrounded by the mountains where our mythical cow was born, at Escalarre, in the Catalan Pyrenees. The festival will be an organic “Shangri-La” built on the principles of Food Sovereignty. Our sustainability commitment means that we will apply a zero-waste policy and will give top priority to local suppliers.
Because it is harder to get to our festival than to most other festivals, only those overflowing with creative energy, friendship, love for music and a desire to enjoy life and nature will be able to enjoy that feeling of freedom provided at the enormous site of Doctor Music Festival. Forget the masses and welcome to a place so perfect that it feels out of this world.
Ecofest is a nonprofit organisation focusing on behavioural change in the event industry. Via zero waste management on the field, studies and workshops we strive to implement sustainability within the heart and soul of event visitors, organisers and it's suppliers.
Aerial circus and cabaret performer. Silks, Hoop, Chains, Harness, Fire.
Good Mood Productions LDA produces Boom Festival and other events.
IQ is the essential news resource for the international live music business. A natural extension of the ILMC, it presents news, features, information and analysis to conference delegates and the wider industry at large.
We create physical, emotional and environmental wellbeing through waterless sanitation. Wherever there is a need for non-sewered toilets, people deserve a clean, safe, and desirable experience. Chemical toilets, bucket toilets, and pit latrines are make do answers that just won’t do. Loowatt provides waterless flush toilets for homes and pop-up locations everywhere.
Our future-proof, patented technology provides a high quality waterless flush that locks in odour and disease without using scarce and high-value water. Servicing our toilets is safe, simple and quick. We support a closed-loop system, where waste is hygienically contained for easy transport to treatment infrastructure.
The first cross festival waste campaign on a mission to abolish unnecessary campsite waste through better education and awareness. The campaign has been adopted by festivals globally to reach audiences with one clear message Love Your Tent #JustTakeItHome as well as providing successful 'green' camp fields to festivals in the UK.
Specialist insurance broker for the music sector, providing cover for Festivals, Events, Bands and artists
"Having switched our insurance requirements to MIB on the basis of their competitive policy premiums, the Green Gathering has been impressed with the accessibility and transparency of MIB in working with & supporting the Green Gathering to arrive at the best policy cover for our event."
Freelance photographer for various festivals in the Uk and Europe.
Realtime Environment Systems (RES) is a technical solutions company assisting designers, creative agencies and artists to 'achieve their visual dreams'. Their clients includes ceremonies, corporate campaigns, cultural institutes, live music productions, and permanent installations. The company specialise’s in the use of the Ai Media Server – one of the world’s most powerful media server platforms.
Shambala takes place across four days on the August Bank Holiday Weekend at a stunning secret location in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside. The variety and quality of entertainment on offer is staggering for a festival of its size. With over 200 diverse musical acts across 12 live stages, world-class cabaret, an amazing array of workshops, stand-up comedy, inspirational talks and debates, jaw dropping circus and acrobatics, interactive theatre and nationally acclaimed poetry all housed in beautifully decorated venues.
Pioneering, intimate and truly innovative, Shambala Festival has perfectly blended creativity and participation for well over a decade. Shambala is a special place where you play, revitalise, make lots of new friends and return to the world fuelled-up on the beauty of being alive. As well as being known as a “legendary party”, it is also a haven for cutting edge theatrics and performance, a think-tank of ideas and an award winning green event.
The Sounds For Nature Foundation grew out of a project of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN). It was worn for many years as a cooperative project by the BfN, the music agency coke, the German Music Rock Foundation and the Institute for Environmental Communication (IFU Bonn) in the form of a joint venture.
The aim of Sounds For Nature is the confrontation with "Nature and Environment" in the context of (live) music and events. The environmental and conservation ideas and the sustainable use of nature is to be re voice heard in the truest sense - not with the finger-wagging, but with imagination, joy and lust for life.
The Green Gathering is a showcase of real life, low-impact alternatives. Its focus is education for sustainability, with the proviso that education should be hands-on and fun. The festival's strapline is 'beyond hedonism' and it aims to provide an environment where creativity can be applied to ecological and social dilemmas.
This translates into a tapestry of skillsharing and entertainment, all powered by wind, sun and people. Campaign stalls and a Speakers’ Forum vie for attention with tiny music stages showcasing up-and-coming and avant garde talent. Performance artists, healers, mystics and tipi dwellers inhabit the festival’s fringes.
Traders and caterers are picked for their ethics and the quality of their wares. Workers’ co-operative stalls, handmade and recycled goods, and organic produce are abundant. There are forays into the surrounding woodland for wild food, and campfires to cook hand-picked produce on. Festival-goers frequently say that attendance at a Green Gathering inspired them to change their outlook and habits.
Where many festivals are all about forgetting responsibilities and enjoying the
TheTicketSellers has been building brilliant software for event organisers for 20 years, offering an ‘on sale to on site’ service to ensure the entire journey from buying a ticket to arriving on site is smooth.
Alongside its ticketing platform sits Eventree, aiding event producers to streamline documentation, accreditation and meals management for people working at their events.
The company focuses on its own sustainability as well as providing a range of powerful, custom-built features to help its clients improve theirs, including tools to monitor an event’s carbon footprint and ways to encourage audiences to engage and contribute to being greener.
Working with event organisers to provide safe, affordable and convenient audience transport in order to boost uptake in sustainable travel options whilst improving profitability of passenger transport for the event.
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