Article on the impact of jazz festivals, focusing on economic impact, socio-political impact; temporal impact and intensification and transformation of experience; creative impact – music and musicians; discovery and audience development; place-making; the mediation of jazz festivals; and environmental impact.
Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the purpose of this report is to chart and critically examine available writing about the impact of British music festivals, drawing on both academic and ‘grey’/cultural policy literature in the field.
The Show Must Go On report was conceived as a festival industry response to the Paris climate change talks in 2015.
This report, written by LMX’s own Emma Webster to celebrate the AIF’s sixth birthday, places the festival sector in its historical context and looks ahead to the future to see the issues currently facing festival promoters, with a focus on the AIF’s member festivals.
The UK Festival Market Report 2010 includes a detailed industry overview and the results of that year’s UK Festival Census.
Book chapter that discusses two outdoor festivals in the UK with reference to the public entertainment licenses, economic impact to local communities and how principal sponsors add to the dynamic nature and long-term sustainability of outdoor festivals.
Book chapter on the changing landscape of festivals in Australia which explores the human needs fulfilled by music and understand why such festivals and events have become so popular with policy makers and researchers alike.
A study examining the self-reported alcohol and drug behaviours of attendees at a music festival in Scotland.
Chapter covering music festivals in Britain as part of a wider exploration of festivals in an international context.
Edited anthology covering festivals in a range of contexts, from the Olympics through to heritage and including the British pop festival.