Music festivals book

From the festival organiser to the festival fan, Music Festivals and the Politics of Participation is a key text for exploring the dramatic evolution of the UK industry. With a focus on surrealist production and theatrical participation, this book uncovers core trends that will continue to shape this vibrant scene, well into the future.

George McKay

The Pop Festival brings scholarship in cultural studies, media studies, musicology, sociology, and history together in one volume to explore the music festival as a key event in the cultural landscape – and one of major interest to young people as festival-goers themselves and as students.

Dr Roxy Robinson wrote Chapter 11: No Spectators! The art of participation, from Burning Man to boutique festivals in Britain. This chapter charts the alignment of values between the social experiment-come-festival Burning Man and the growing boutique festival scene in the UK.

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