Why do you need Events Insurance?

Planning a successful event involves many factors and moving parts, so having the right insurance is paramount to cover all associated risks.

Ascend provides specialist event insurance for occasions of all types – whether it’s a one-off or a multi-event series, a community gathering, a festival, live music event, sports day, special party or agricultural show. We understand that event organisers face a number of risks, from cancellation and theft to liability for injury to the public, and damage to property. Event insurance can help protect you from these risks

Comprehensive event insurance policies for Public Liability, Employers' Liability, cancellation, weather, Business Interruption and equipment cover

Some of the past acts the Ascend Events Team have insured: Ministry of Sound - Simply Red - Billy Ocean - Madness - Boyzone - Rick Astley - Peter Andre - Sophie Ellis Bexter - Gypsy Kings - Sigma - Gok Wan - Martin Kemp - Soul 2 Soul - Clockstock Festival - Inner City - Blondie - Level 42 - The Police - Steps -Abba* - Ministry of Sound Orchestra - Imagination - UB40 - David Morales - David Guetta - Razorlight - Hacienda Classics - The Blockheads - One Night of Queen - Tony Humphries - The Funk & Soul Festival and many more...

Ascend events insurance

From headline performers to upcoming artists

So, you’re the living the dream and performing for a living? What we don’t have in musical talent, we make up for in musician insurance knowledge. From Equipment to Liabilities, we can help keep your dream alive and make sure you keep on playing with the right insurance for musicians, bands or artists.

Production insurance

Put simply, if you are involved in entertainment production then it is likely we will have an event production insurance solution for you – what’s more, many people you know will be clients of ours, too.

Promoter insurance

We arrange event insurance cover for many of the leading event production companies involved in organising major award ceremonies, industry exhibitions, after-show parties, product launches, film premiere parties and more.

music festival insurance

We know that live events carry a myriad of highly specific risks that keep event organisers from a good night’s sleep. This is why we work hard to ensure you have the right cover in place, and when things go wrong, we provide an efficient claims handling service.

Freelance insurance

Purchase cover quickly and efficiently.

Protection for riggers, lighting technicians, sound engineers, stage crew or any other related trade in the Music and Live Events industry.

Being a freelancer in the events industry means a hectic work schedule. Get 24/7 access to quotations from anywhere in the world using our online facility.

Cancellation insurance

Cancellation and Non Appearance will cover any expenses or lost revenue that you might stand to lose if the event you are holding or attending is cancelled, abandoned or postponed for unforeseeable reasons beyond your control.

What could possibly go wrong?

There's a long list of risks that may ruin your event......ensure you are protected with an Ascend Events policy!

  • Public Liability
  • Employers Liability
  • Cancellation
  • Equipment damage
  • Injury or illness
  • Property damage
  • Abandonment or non-appearance of performers or suppliers
  • Total cancellation of event
  • Weather cancellations 

You can take out event liability insurance as soon as you start organising your event, and indeed this may offer you the best financial protection. If your event requires attendees to pre-book, make sure you have insurance in place before you start making sales.

If you are seeking weather insurance, it is best to secure this as early as possible – insurers look at weather patterns and can decline to quote within 21 days of the event.

We have helped many clients with their insurance claim due to bad weather causing the event to be cancelled.

If you have the right insurance policy in place, you will be covered if your event has to be cancelled due to severe or adverse weather. Whether you are organising a fair, a parade or any other outdoor event, you can be protected against any financial loss due to adverse weather conditions simply by opting to insure against such an incident in your event insurance policy. Our adverse weather policy can also cover indoor venues which become inaccessible or flooded due to severe or adverse weather.


The answer is ‘yes’. We specialise in bespoke insurance arrangements – we have experience arranging all kinds of events, from small fetes to huge festivals with 100,000 attendees. 

Weddings insurance ascend

The big day, the band, the marquee and the catering can all be covered with an Ascend Events insurance policy.

fireworks insurance ascend

Cancellation due to a November storm, the costs associated with a fireworks display or the liability for the actual event can all be covered.

sport insurance ascend

A large sporting event, a Fun Day, or you’re travelling abroad with a party to watch an event – all can be covered with an Ascend Events policy.

celebration insurance ascend

A large party and all the costs associated with it… we can cover it! And we can’t guarantee the weather – but we can insure against it!

DJ Band insurance ascend

The costs of a band or famous DJ ‘s failure to appear can be insured by us, plus any liability required for the event.

exhibition insurance ascend

An event can be cancelled for many reasons and all the associated costs can be reimbursed with an Ascend Events insurance policy.

connfrence insurance ascend

A conference and all the costs associated with it can be lost due to the venue being damaged, closed or access being denied due to a potential lone wolf terrorist act – all costs can be covered with an adequate insurance policy.

hole in one insurance ascend

Have you ever seen a car sitting on the 17th hole waiting to be won for a hole-in-one? Well, this can be insured, along with numerous other prizes.

lottery roll the dice insurance

Lottery or Roll the Dice is a type of insurance that provides cover for a payout should six sixes or the winning lottery ticket occur.

If there's a probability it could happen - we can insure it!

Covers we recommend for your event

  • Cancellation/Non-Appearance Insurance
  • Worldwide Public Liability and your Liability to Employees
  • Cover for Instruments and Equipment
  • Terrorism Insurance
  • Loss of Touring Revenue and Cancellation Insurance
  • Motor, Trailer and Truck Insurance
  • Protection against Copyright Infringement, Crisis Containment and Reputation Risks
  • Travel and Medical Cover
  • Terrorism Insurance
  • Employers and Public Liability
  • Management Liability
  • Credit Insurance
  • Cyber Insurance
  • Equipment (you own, dry/wet hire)
  • Motor Insurance
  • Travel, Accident and Health Insurance
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Insurance
  • Cash Insurance
  • Trucks and Vehicle Insurance
  • Travel Insurance including Medical and Repatriation
  • Equipment Insurance
  • Liability Insurances
  • Cancellation/Non-Appearance Insurance
  • Cancellation/Non-Appearance Insurance
  • Terrorism Insurance
  • Business Interruption Insurance
  • Combined Liability Insurance
  • Equipment Insurance
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Travel Insurance

Why chose Ascend Events Insurance?

Typical Claims

Weather related cancellation. We recently assisted a client who had to cancel a world famous tribute act due to bad weather and a danger to the public.

The policy was based upon a total expenses basis and we quickly agreed settlement of £109,500. 

Our team of experienced claims handlers are experts in dealing with event liability incidents, from slips, trips to more serious accidents that include broken legs or other incidents.

We have market-leading knowledge and can provide you with advice and support to make sure your event is fully covered

Who to speak to?

Matthew Collins

Please contact Matthew Collins who has over 20 years experience. Matthew has also negotiated some recent large weather-related cancellation claims – you will find no one better!


Managing Director
T: 01245 449060   E: matthew.collins@ascendbroking.co.uk