Help Musicians UK (HMUK) is at the Association for Independent Festivals (AIF) Congress in Cardiff this week, hosting a panel around the need to support the mental health of those working in the industry.
The AIF’s flagship Congress is the largest gathering of independent festival promoters in the UK, attracting over 400 music industry delegates each year.
Chief Executive of HMUK, Richard Robinson, will present on the charity’s #MusicMindsMatter campaign – the commitment to launch a 24/7 support line and service for those in the industry in December. This will be followed by a panel discussion with Penny Mellor, Samantha Whates, and Joe Barnett about the need for such services and specific issues in relation to festivals, chaired by HMUK Director of External Affairs, Christine Brown.
Christine Brown, HMUK’s Director of External Affairs said: “We are so proud to be back at the AIF this year. Twelve months ago we were here launching the first phase of our commissioned Can Music Make You Sick? research, and now we are talking about the conclusion of the study and our commitment to launch a much needed 24/7 service to the industry in December.”
HMUK’s presentation and panel will take place on Tuesday 31 October at the Wales Millennium Centre.
As of 30 October, tickets to the AIF Festival Congress have sold out.