Market research firm Mintel’s report into the apparent boom in live music in the 21st-century.
A paper that uses an account of producing a market report for Festival Awards to examine some of the issues arising from different understandings of ‘useful knowledge’ and the how to present it.
General reflections on music festivals from a live music promotion practitioner, focusing on his experiences of Bath Festival.
Paper exploring the processes of mediating amplified sound waves with a particular focus on sound engineers at festivals.
Fabian Holt of Roskilde University considers the relationship between festivals and branding along with the management and control of diversity in musical and geographical spaces. In addition to being a distinct field of production, live music is increasingly becoming a topic of conversation in placemarketing, tourism, urban and regional development, and in cultural and economic policy-making.
Economic impact assessment of Reading Festival from 2010, commissioned by Festival Republic.
Association of Independent Festivals’ 2nd Annual Survey from 2010, including economic impact figures and audience survey data.
Economic impact assessment for Scotland’s T in the Park Festival from 2005.
Article discussing the impact on tourism of festivals including The Big Chill, Sonisphere, T in the Park, Latitude, and Isle of Wight.
Social and economic impact survey of Shetland Music from 2003.