Music Festivals and the Politics of Participation (Ashgate by Roxy, Dr Robinson

By Roxy, Dr Robinson

The unfold of united kingdom song fairs has exploded when you consider that 2000. during this significant contribution to cultural stories, the lid is lifted at the modern pageant scene. long gone are the times of a handful of formulaic, huge occasions dominating the industry position. around the nation, thousands of ‘boutique’ gatherings have popped up, drawing thousands of festival-goers into the fields. Why has this occurred? What has resulted in this variation? In her richly special learn, insider Dr Roxy Robinson uncovers the dynamics that experience resulted in the formation and evolution of the trendy competition scene. Tracing the background of the tradition way back to the fifties, this e-book examines the tensions among authenticity and trade as fairs grew right into a frequent, professionalized undefined.
Setting the scene as a fragmented, but hugely aggressive industry, song fairs and the Politics of Participation examines the emergence of key developments with a spotlight on surrealist creation and renowned theatricality. For the 1st time, the transatlantic dating among British promoters and the social experiment-come-festival Burning guy is documented, uncovering its function in selling a politics of participation that has dramatically altered the pageant event. Taking an in-depth method of reading key occasions, together with the quickest starting to be self sufficient track competition lately (Hampshire’s BoomTown reasonable) the united kingdom industry is proven to have produced a scene that champions co-production and the democratization of competition area. this can be a very important textual content for someone attracted to British culture.

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