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IWD 2019- Three Ways UK Festivals Are Working To Be More Inclusive

It’s easy to get bogged down in the doom and gloom of the current global climate, so in honour of International Womens Day we decided to bring attention to three great organisations that are working to make the music industry more inclusive of women, non-binary and trans people. It might even help a few of you …

‘Drastic on Plastic’

At the beginning of November, members of the office team attended the Association of Independent Festivals Congress in Sheffield, where independent festival organisers gathered to debate the key issues, challenges and opportunities facing the festival sector. This year, the theme of the Congress was ‘Under the Sea’, and there were a number of talks, workshops and panel …

A Beginner’s Guide to Festivaling with Oxfam: The Top 5 Q+As

This year’s festival season is sadly over, yet anticipation for next summer is already building. Welcoming hundreds of newbies to our Facebook page we know that, although it may be getting gloomier outside, festival fans still have their sights squarely set on summer. This is especially the case as, as the summer of 2019 approaches …

Application Basics

Oxfam Festivals has a wealth of opportunities to get involved with this summer including Stewarding, Campaigning and Shop Volunteering.  With many different roles across a variety of festivals around the UK, we hope that you can join us this summer! Keep reading to learn more about the ‘Application Basics’. Stewarding: To be prepared for your application …