The UK Festival Industry and Climate Change

Marvell, Alan D ORCID: 0000-0001-8363-0793 (2016) The UK Festival Industry and Climate Change. Geography Matters Newsletter (Spring). pp. 7-9.

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It is estimated that 3.17 million people attend UK summer music festivals each year. These festivals do not just entertain but also provide jobs, investment, show-case talent, create a sense of community and inspire a generation. From Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds to the Isle of Wight, amongst others, festivals provide a place where music and art can be performed as well as where new ideas are explored. Festivals support creativity and entertain a younger audience who are receptive to new ideas and who are regarded as the decision makers of tomorrow. As well as providing fun and entertainment for their audiences, these businesses have the potential to lead the way in addressing issues related to environmental impact and manage their festivals more responsibly. Support for festivals and events relies on maximising positive benefits and minimising negative impacts. Developing a more sustainable approach to events management can benefit stakeholders as well as communities affected by an event (Holmes, et al., 2015).

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Additional Information: Accessible to members of the Royal Geographical Society only.
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Kate Greenaway
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2023 10:37
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2023 11:26

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