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The Association of Festival Organisers (AFO) is a membership group of like-minded festival and event managers who believe in learning and teaching, sharing and networking to continuously improve the festival scene. Created in 1987 with a small gathering of people working in the festival business, it now has hundreds of members who regularly exchange ideas and support one another to help develop the sector. Our member festivals are community minded and always striving to offer festivals goers something new. For more details on the AFO, to find out the benefits of becoming a member, or for the latest festival industry news, visit our website here.

AFO Festivals

  • Bromyard Folk Festival

    The best folk festival cultural event in the Welsh Border area - featuring over 170 hours of entertainment in just one weekend of traditional music, song and dance. Some of the most outstanding local,...

  • BunkFest

    This popular festival is held at various venues around the town of Wallingford in Oxfordshire over a weekend in September. BunkFest is now firmly established as a leading event on the nationwide folk ...

  • Cambridge Rock Festival

    Cambridge Rock is a superb Rock Festival featuring mainly Rock and Blues, with added Prog, NWBHM, great food and 70 real ales, ciders, wines and lager! Camping and caravanning available over the full ...

  • Cleckheaton Folk Festival

    Cleckheaton Situated in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, right in the middle of the West Yorks Conurbation, with Leeds, Bradford and Halifax, Huddersfield and Dewsbury all approx the same short d...

  • Faversham Hop Festival

    The Faversham Hop Festival is an annual two-day, free, family event held on the 1st weekend in September which commemorates the golden days of hop-picking when families would come to Kent and pass the...

  • Fleetwood Folk and Blues Weekend

    Fleetwood Folk and Blues Weekend was launched in 2015 to great success. Before the Fleetwood Festival was organised the town had been home to the Fylde Folk Festival for over 40 years and this newly d...

  • Fylde Folk & Roots Festival

    Fylde Folk & Roots Festival is a new family friendly music festival held at Marine Hall in Fleetwood, Lancashire.

  • Galtres Festival

    Galtres Festival is one of the best family festivals in the country and takes place near Crayke, a beautiful rural setting overlooking the Vale of York. There are multiple stages, lots of local Yorksh...

  • Gate To Southwell Festival

    Welcome to the Midland’s premier acoustic, roots and dance festival, situated near the picturesque market town of Southwell in Nottinghamshire.

  • Ireby Music Festival

    Ireby Music Festival takes place over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend (May) and features a wealth of folk music, workshops and session at various venues in the small village of Ireby in Cumbria

  • Knaresbourough Feva Festival

    An annual festival has been held in Knaresborough since 1996 when the Knaresborough Festival was founded by the late Derrick van Zelst and his son Robin and this ran successfully for five years. In 20...

  • L Fest

    L Fest is a unique weekend celebration of lesbian culture and community. It includes music, cinema, books and visual art; games and sport; dating and dancing. It’s packed with fun, socialising a...

  • Let's Rock Southampton

    After beginning life around 2008 with their brand of unique 80's fun, Let's Rock have been running festivals across the country across weekends around June/ July. Southampton's festival is held on th...

  • Llangollen

    Every summer since 1947 Llangollen has staged one of the world’s most inspirational cultural festivals. Each year over 4,000 performers from across the globe head to the beautiful little Welsh t...

  • Off The Tracks Spring Festival

    Off The Tracks Festival is an event that brings you two festivals each year from Castle Donington in the very heart of England. Voted a top "small is beautiful" festival by The Times, Off The Tracks i...

  • Off The Tracks Summer Festival

    Off The Tracks is celebrating its 23rd anniversary, and is an event that brings you two festivals each year from Castle Donington in the very heart of England. Voted a top "small is beautiful" festiva...

  • Purbeck Folk Festival

    Purbeck Folk Festival covers the broader definition of folk music and you can hear music from all around the world; some deep and meaningful, some get up and jump around. There's something for everyon...

  • Riverside Festival

    Charlbury Riverside Festival is a much loved festival and is going from strength to strength very year. The festival has become a major fixture in Oxfordshire's musical calendar with more then 30 acts...

  • Riverside Rock

    Riverside Rock is a musical extravaganza with something for everyone young and old.... There will be children's entertainment of all kinds combined with Rock and Traditional Bands from across the bor...

  • Samphire Festival

    In its first year in 2016 the Samphire Festival is a crowdfunded Somerset-based event which has an eco-friendly ethos and plans to create an intimate party atmosphere. The event is billed as family fr...

  • Shrewsbury Folk Festival

    As far as the music is concerned Shrewsbury Folk Festival has a reputation for delivering the very finest acts from the UK and around the world, always searching to find new authentic artists as well ...

  • Sidmouth Folk Week

    Sidmouth FolkWeek (3rd - 10th August) offers the best summer festival line-up in a stunning seaside location - a homegrown holiday for all the family to enjoy. A jewel in the crown of East Devon's d...

  • Solfest

    Solfest is the definitive festival for music hungry families. Welcoming, inclusive, inventive and jam-packed with carefully selected chart-topping acts from across the decades; it’s one of Nor...

  • Strawberry Fair

    From humble beginnings Strawberry Fair has grown to be the most popular free music and arts event in Cambridge. On the first Saturday of June for almost forty years, residents and visitors have gather...

  • The Big Green Cardigan

    The Big Green Cardigan takes place in a field with stunning views across the East Sussex countryside. With 2 stages, 20 artists and 500 people its bringing back that original festival atmosphere witho...

  • The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival

    The Great British Rythm and Blues festival is celebrating it's 21st birthday this year, and are pulling out all the stops to bring you a great entertaining line-up of national and international artist...

  • Watchet Live Music Festival

    Watchet Live is a family friendly festival with amazing views of the stunning West Somerset coast line and beyond. Complete with on site camping, 2 Stages including the famous Croissant Neuf venue, Ov...

  • Wickham Festival

    Wickham festival is a safe, relaxed and family-friendly folk festival set in the Hampshire countryside close to the historic and picturesque village of Wickham. The Festival site will have several bar...

  • Wonky Donk Festival

    The Wonky Donk Festival gets its name from its location, a retired donkey farm. It was started in 2012 as a roots revival festival and some of the funds from the festival are put back into the farm, g...