From Glyndebourne to Glastonbury:The Impact of British Music Festivals

McKay, George ORCID: and Webster, Emma (2016) From Glyndebourne to Glastonbury:The Impact of British Music Festivals. AHRC/UEA.

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Festivals are at the heart of British music and at the heart of the British music industry. They form an essential part of the worlds of rock, classical, folk and jazz, forming regularly occurring pivot points around which musicians, audiences, and festival organisers plan their lives. 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 review presents research findings under the headings of: •economy and charity; •politics and power; •temporality and transformation; •creativity: music and musicians; •place-making and tourism; •mediation and discourse; •health and well-being; and •environment: local and global. It concludes with observations on the impact of academic research on festivals as well as a set of recommendations for future research.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: To accompany the review, a 170-entry, 63,000-word annotated bibliography has been produced, which is freely accessible online, via the project website (
Uncontrolled Keywords: festival,festivals,live music,music,creative economies,music ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200/1210
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies (former - to 2024)
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Film, Television and Media
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 27 May 2016 16:01
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2024 15:32


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