Issue 345: The future of festivals

  • The future of festivals

    Projection on cargo truck
    09 Jun 2021

    While audiences are most comfortable returning to outdoor events, organising a festival that can flex around ever-changing restrictions is still no mean feat. Penny Mills and Jonathan Goodacre have been looking at what’s working.

    Despite public uncertainty about safety and changed habits, producers are coming up with ingenious solutions to the challenges of organising a festival – from creative social distancing to presenting in new places and spaces and developing digital-physical hybrids. There’s much to learn from these practices and the research is clearly telling us that if ever there was a time to do it, it’s now.

    The mother of invention

    Through our work with festival producers and artists, we’ve been... more

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