AIF

AIF statement on Spring Classic cancellation

Spring Classic festival is the 14th UK festival to cancel, postpone or announce their closure entirely in 2024.

London, 1st March 2024 A statement from AIF CEO John Rostron following Spring Classic festival’s cancellation announcement.

“Spring Classic festival is the 14th UK festival to cancel, postpone or announce their closure entirely in 2024. Again, reasons of soaring costs for a third consecutive year since the pandemic have meant this popular, well run event can no longer go ahead, despite plenty of personal investment from its organisers. The UK’s festival sector is depleting at a staggering rate in 2024 and, without Government intervention, there is no guarantee that pressures will ease for promoters in years to come. We again urge people to visit fivepercentforfestivals.com, contact their MP and call for a three year VAT reduction on festival tickets to 5% in order to give festivals the economic respite they need to recover.”
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The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) is the UK’s leading national not for profit festival trade association representing the interests of 105 UK music festivals, ranging from 500 to 80,000 capacity.