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New vs. established - the festival experience

When & Where

14:00 - 14:45, Thursday 28th September 2017
The Main Stage powered by The Fair, sponsored by The Ticket Factory

Track

The Main Stage powered by The Fair, sponsored by The Ticket Factory

Are long-established large-scale festivals standing in the shadow of smaller shows? Many large and established shows prioritise commercial deals, often at the expense of providing an enjoyable user experience. To what extent does this affect the festival? Is it possible for new, smaller festivals to grow to compete if they remain focused on uniqueness and creativity? Furthermore, does the growing number of new festivals show progress, or does it contribute to a dilution in the festival experience?