Association of Independent Festivals
Renae is the Membership & Events Coordinator at the Association of Independent Festivals. AIF is a national network of promoters and represents over 60 UK festivals. She is responsible for coordinating all AIF events such as the annual Festival Congress and training days as well as coordinating the new emerging artist initiative. Renae moved from Australia just under 3 years ago where she was the Promotions Manager at music services company Footstomp Music. She also ran around various festival fields including Soundwave and Big Day Out in varying work capacities; and established the Brisbane leg of Sofar Sounds. You can usually find her air-drumming (poorly) to guitar parts at gigs.
“I think the heavy music community is the most inclusive and positive community in music. It will be great to see the spotlight being shone on some of the most creative and hardworking people in this corner of the industry that generally doesn’t get the recognition it should so I’m really excited to be a part of the first ever Heavy Music Awards!”