The Festival is affiliated to the Federation of British and International Festivals, and an annual fee is paid to the Performing Rights Society. There is therefore no requirement to apply for a separate licence for live or recorded music played at the Festival.
Dance Section Special Arrangements
All performances using music from shows in current production are subject to copyright law.
Songs from shows in current production may be sung as a concert item, ie, with no costume or movement, without need for copyright permission.
Where movement or costume are included in a performance, copyright permission is required and the Festival Committee accepts these entries on the basis that the appropriate copyright permission has been sought.
Performers or teachers with queries on how to obtain copyright permission for performance items should contact Festivals House on 0906 302 1302 before making their entries.
Honorary General Secretary, September 1992