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A Spotlight on music festivals: experiences, impacts and memories
Mon 27 March 2017, 14:00 – 18:00 BST
The UK’s live music scene is a world leader, with 10.4 million ‘music tourists’ spending an estimated £3.7 billion (direct and indirect spending) in the UK during 2015 (UK Music, 2016). This event will consider what is the secret to a good music festival? How is a festival experienced by its audience and bands? What are the impacts of attracting visitors to a festival? and What are organisers doing to enhance the positive impacts of festivals and reduce any negative impacts?
Dr. Jacqui Mulville, School of History, Archaeology and Religion (Cardiff University) will chair this event. Speakers including the University's Festival Research Group, Jon Drape (Festival No.6), Steve Muggeridge (Green Gathering) and Gwilym Evans (Welsh Government Major Events Unit) will explore the current state of play and future challenges facing the industry. Andrea Collins and Max Munday will present the UK Sport eventIMPACTS Tool and how it can support festivals.
This event is one of a series of events that are part of the School of Geography and Planning's Impact and Engagement programme.
Date and Time
Committee Rooms 1 & 2
Glamorgan Building, School of Geography and Planning
King Edward VII Avenue