Festival Insurance

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Your festival insurance needs to fit your specific activities. Whether you’re a multi-day or a one-day event, a live music or literature festival or multi-artform, one size does not fit all and your insurance should address your very specific challenges and risks. Though your festival is site-specific, your digital and online risks can expose you globally, and event cancellation is now a significant threat. Our specialist team is here to advise and build resilience in your organisation to cope with unforeseen events. 

Safety for members of the public and staff

(including volunteers/freelancers)

Festival Cancellation

Abandonment of artists, disruption from adverse weather or venue issues

Data or copyright breaches

Insurance for Festivals

Why do you need specialist festival insurance?

Getting the right advice can really make a difference in insurance. Our Arts Portfolio policy is designed specifically for insuring festivals, covering many of your needs under a single ‘umbrella’ policy, including critical public liability insurance. Packaging up the various policies into one portfolio provides transparency and helps to prevent gaps and unnecessary duplications between multiple policies – so you have the right level of cover where you need it, but you won’t pay for insurance cover you don’t need. Arts Portfolio is exclusively available through Partners& and our claims handling is all managed by our in-house team, ensuring you a personal service when you need it most.  

 

We can also help with event cancellation insurance – whether for music festivals or food festivals. As specialist advisers, we understand the risks and pressures event organisers face. Our aim is to support you with the information you need to make informed decisions.  

 

We take a holistic view, working in collaboration with you to identify the “bigger picture” of the risks you face, which are not always obvious. We’ll challenge and test your existing insurance programme and perhaps even your notion of risk. Then, we’ll provide the support to create the appropriate insurance solution that will perform when you need it to. Let’s work together to build resilience for your festival. 

Our eco-system

Association of British Orchestras
BAFA British Arts Festivals Association
International Artist Managers' Association
Association of British Orchestras
BAFA British Arts Festivals Association
International Artist Managers' Association

Who we support

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Festival organisers

one day and multi-day events across all artforms and genres

Event organisers

including conferences, large-scale meetings, weddings, product launches

Usual types of cover

Festival risks lie principally in the accumulation of large gatherings, where public liability may be on a significant scale. Alongside this, working practices may be very different from those in standard businesses: “employees” may include freelancers and volunteers, “business hours” are not 9-5, and though your festival is site-specific, your digital and online risks can expose you globally.  Our specialist cover is designed to reflect these variations.

for audiences, food/drink and merchandise
for staff, volunteers and freelancers
computers, instruments, hired-in equipment, marquees, AV equipment, merchandise
protecting income streams e.g. ticket sales, sponsorship, broadcast rights
cash box office receipts, fees, subsistence expenses
for employment and contract disputes, health & safety issues
protects against allegations of negligence, breach of duty
for the digital and online exposure you may have 
Insurance for festivals

Meet the team

Darren Harger

Client Director

Darren Harger

Client Director