Our report about the impact of British music festivals, From Glyndebourne to Glastonbury, has already garnered some great feedback—here is what some people from music and the festivals industry, and from academia, have said about it.
“Within festivals we need and value the criticality of academic research. A report like this helps us shape, make sense of, and rethink what we are doing.”
John Cumming OBE, Director, EFG London Jazz Festival
“This report is an irrefutable qualification of the value and impact of our sector and an amazing resource for anyone involved in the organisation of a music festival.”
Steve Mead, Artistic Director, Manchester Jazz Festival
“This report is excellent—a pleasure to read, and I will be recommending it to my students and colleagues.”
Professor Stephanie Pitts, Head of the Department of Music, University of Sheffield
“This is an articulated, analytical assessment of the multiple ways in which festivals impact on society and on the music scene itself. The review helps promoters organise their thoughts around the focal points, and local authorities better realise what festivals do – or can do – for their communities. I hope the research develops internationally.”
Francesco Martinelli, Siena Jazz Archive Director
“Congratulations, a very useful and interesting read which I am sure will be of value to many people. There is no doubt at all that there is a shortage of good research in the festival industry … I will make your work known to my members and suggest that they acquire copies.”
Steve Heap, General Secretary, Association of Festival Organisers
“Thank you so much for sending us a copy of The Impact of British Music Festivals report, it was absolutely fascinating. Could you please send us a few more as I would love the whole team to have their own copy?”
Mya Medina, Stand Out Magazine
“Excellent resource for our event management students at High Point University.” Dr Vern Biaett, Assistant Professor of Events Management, High Point University, USA
To read the report and the related annotated bibliography, click here on the Impact of Festivals project website.