Conference for Festivals

We’re very much looking forward to BAFA’s first in-person event since the pandemic, and hope to see old friends and new faces in Harrogate from Tuesday 16 – Wednesday 17 November 2021 when we will Reconnect. Speakers include Slung Low, Manchester International Festival, Indigo, Harrogate International Festivals, Cambridge Music Festival, Northern Broadsides, Unboxed (Festival 2022) and Industry Minds and the programme is available here. Please join us! Tickets, including discounted attendance for members and additional colleagues from the same organisation, are available here:


Rewind, Play, Forward: 24 – 26 February 2021

Thank you so much for joining us at the recent BAFA conferenceRewind, Play, Forward – more than 100 attendees were able to share their experiences of 2020, hear inspiring speakers from the festivals and events sector, discuss the challenges of digitising and monetising festival content and putting on COVID-secure events.  We also challenged delegates to build back the sector better, by looking at accessibility, diversity and new technologies to support creative festival development. It was a brilliant chance to connect to new colleagues, as well as old friends, and we were so pleased to have such a warm and engaged response from members and delegates.