Music festivals are in trouble but the shows must go on

Arthurs, Andy (2013) Music festivals are in trouble but the shows must go on. The Conversation.

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It’s no secret that the music festival scene in Australia has recently hit some troubled waters. Harvest festival has been cancelled this year, unpaid performers are still chasing the organisers of the failed Peats Ridge festival and Britpop superstars Blur recently pulled out of the Big Day Out, saying festival organisers “have let us down”.

What factors are driving this upheaval, and why do some festivals survive where others fail?

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ID Code: 70141
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 The Conversation
Deposited On: 15 Apr 2014 01:02
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2014 02:01

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