The Pop Festival:History, Music, Media, Culture

Mckay, George ORCID: (2015) The Pop Festival:History, Music, Media, Culture. Bloomsbury Academic, New York. ISBN 9781623568207

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Woodstock is only the tip of the iceberg. Popular music festivals are one of the strikingly successful and enduring features of seasonal popular cultural consumption for young people and older generations of enthusiasts. In fact, a dramatic rise in the number of music festivals in the UK and around the world has been evident as festivals become a pivotal economic driver in the popular music industry, and in the seasonal cultural economy. Today's festivals range from the massive-such as Rosskilde or Glastonbury Festival, Notting Hill Carnival or (until recently) Love Parade-to local, small-scale or the recently-innovated 'boutique' events. The festival has cemented its place in the pop and rock, and in the seasonal cultural economy. It is a key feature of the contemporary music industry's commercial model, and one of major interest to young people as festival-goers themselves and as students. This collection, with an in-depth introduction on the history of festivals, brings scholarship in musicology, sociology, cultural studies, media studies, music business, etc. together in one volume.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: An edited collection of 14 international essays, including one photo-essay. 85 images. AHRC- and HERA/EUFP7-funded.
Uncontrolled Keywords: festival,carnival,popular music,jazz,film
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Film, Television and Media
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2015 13:52
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 09:16


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