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Organise a music event

Find out how you can organise a live music event, from an 'open mic' night to a full on festival! You'll have a blast while raising vital funds to help us beat cystic fibrosis (CF) for good.

Live music events are a great way to have fun with friends and family, raise vital funds and introduce people to our fight for a life unlimited by cystic fibrosis. However, there are a few things to think of before you get stuck in.

Take a look at our guide to organising a live music event!

1. Plan well in advance!

Leave yourself plenty of time! Large events can take a year to organise and may need local authority approval.

Charity music show for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust

2. Book the entertainment

Book entertainment well in advance from reliable sources. Why not contact local bands or ask friends if they know anyone who could perform?

3. Check schedules

Make sure there aren't any events happening at the same time as your event. This could include national events like football matches, the Olympics or Eurovision, or local events in your town or city.

4. Volunteers

Arrange to have volunteers help with your event, and remind them it's for a great cause! If it's outdoors you will need parking attendants, portaloos and marquees and people to help you set them up.

5. Food

Invite local food vendors (burger vans etc), making sure they have the necessary licenses, specifically those issued by the Food Standards Agency.

6. Ask for sponsorship

Local business may be able to help with your event, or donate things like food and prizes, in return for advertising at your event.

7. Market your event

Advertise in your local community newsletter and press, or on your local radio stations. Remember, social media can make all the difference - set up an event, share it with all your friends and encourage them to do the same!

8. Get advice and support

Contact your Community Fundraiser for promotional materials, advice and support.

Download this information as a PDF

For event and fundraising enquiries, please call 020 3795 2176 or email events@cysticfibrosis.org.uk. You can also download this information as a PDF.

Photographing your event

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Join an event

Find an event in your area and sign up to join Team CF - we'll provide you with loads of help and support!

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