With festival season coming up, Steven Brown of Glasgow Caledonian University reflects on his experiences at Festival Number 6 – winner of the best under 15,000 capacity festival at the UK Live Music Awards – and on the relationship between musical content and social context at festivals.
In this repost from 2012, Matt Brennan discusses the implications and advantages for unsigned bands of a relationship with PRS for Music.
A blog post to flag up the opportunity to contribute to The Purple Guide to Health, Safety and Welfare at Music and Other Events, currently being rewritten (2013).
Today’s guest post is by Dr. Abigail Gardner, Subject Group Leader for Media courses at the University of Gloucestershire. Here she discusses festivals, and heritage acts, in the context of how audiences experience them and their roles as living ‘archives’ of personal and musical history.
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.
Survey by AIF and Buckinghamshire New University into audience attitudes towards the environmental impact of the events they attend.
This video is the keynote address from the Live Music Exchange: Cardiff event, November 10th, 2012. Professor George McKay gives a wide ranging presentation, which covers the history of music festivals in the context of the music industry, and also deals with its relationship to a sense of place in terms of both society and geography.
Jeff Thompson explains the concept behind the Off Axis Network, a proposed UK-wide network of musicians, promoters, and venues. The network aims to empower grassroots musicians by establishing a national ‘gig swap’ system by which musicians can build credit via an online system, which will then enable them to play all over the country.