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31 Jan Member Discount: AmericanaFestUK 2018

AIM Members, please click here (you must be signed in to view) for your discount information.

AmericanaFestUK 2018 is back and we’re delighted to announce that AIM members can get an exclusive 25% discount off delegate passes giving you access to the following:


The UK Americana Awards Show – Thursday 1 February 2018

The third annual UK Americana Awards Show takes place on 1st February 2018 at the iconic Hackney Empire in East London.

The awards celebrate the achievement of British and International members of the Americana music community, and we are honoured that the show will once again be hosted by the legendary broadcaster Bob Harris OBE, with Ethan Johns our musical director.

With live performances from a selection of both UK and International Americana musicians, songwriters and artists, including Robert Plant who will receive The 2018 AMA-UK Trailblazer Award, the UK Americana Awards Show is a must attend event for all music fans – truly a night not to be missed and one that you will certainly remember!

Information on the UK Americana Awards Show can be found here.

The AMA UK Conference 2018 – Wed 31 Jan & Thursday 1 Feb 2018


The first day of The AMA-UK Conference is packed full of panels, conversation, presentations and the chance to meet up with industry friends old and new who travel from all over the world to contribute to what really is fast becoming an amazing community of like minded Americana artists, managers, bookers, promoters, broadcasters, musicians, independent labels and fans.

Throughout the conference industry professionals will be on hand to meet with on a 1-1 basis. Discover new music, great hospitality and a genuinely warm welcome at the AMA-UK Conference 2018 which we hope will offer every single delegate the opportunity to build on their success in the industry.

Held on the second day of the AMA-UK Conference 2018, the Songwriting Workshop provides a fantastic opportunity to delve in to what really makes Americana tick: the song! This year our songwriting panel is led by Mary Gauthier with panelists Beth Nielsen Chapman, Chris Difford and Sam Baker. The conference offers the unique opportunity for delegates to workshop one of their songs with four of the top songwriters and experts in Americana. Day 2 draws to a close with legendary broadcaster Bob Harris In Conversation with….a very special guest of his own! All this ahead of the glittering UK Americana Awards Show which starts later in the evening just a short distance away in the iconic Hackney Empire.

Non-Member Rate tickets for AMA-UK Conference 2018 are available here.

Music Festival Showcases – Wednesday 31 January 2018


The AmericanaFestUK showcase event is an increasingly popular way for artists to perform in front of an audience combined of both industry figures and an always enthusiastic public! Showcasing as part of our combined Conference, Awards and Music Festival really can open doors and help our artists make connections across the Americana community.

25 live acts performing original music at some of Hackney’s finest live venues – AmericanaFestUK is an absolute highlight of The AMA-UK’s live music events and one that you won’t want to miss! This years venues include OSLO Bar, M.O.T.H, Empire Bar and Paper Dress Vintage Bar & Boutique.

Full list of Showcasing artists for 2018 here.

Non-Member Rate tickets for festival showcases are available here.

AIM Members, please click here (you must be signed in to view) for your discount information.


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