New guide for festivals operating under COVID restrictions published


April 16, 2021

A new guide for UK festival organisers planning to put on events over the summer has been launched, building on previous COVID-related guidance published on the Purple Guide website last year.

Developed by the Association Of Independent Festivals, the Association Of Festival Organisers, the Events Industry Forum and Attitude Is Everything, the guide offers interim advice for promoters while the UK government’s Events Research Programme investigates best practice for getting higher capacity shows safely back in operation as COVID restrictions slowly lift.

“Having lost almost all of the industry’s 2020 events, festival organisers are very keen to stage whatever is safely possible over the remainder of this year’s season”, says Steve Heap, General Secretary of the Association Of Festival Organisers. “To do that, clear guidance is needed. The publication of this document, free to all on the Purple Guide website, provides that guidance, written by experienced festival managers with the leadership of AIF”.

The AIF is also planning to host a webinar with various people involved in the creation of the guide – details of which are still to be announced. You can download the guide for free from the Purple Guide website here.

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