The international conference "Music Festivals, a Changing World" will take place November 19 to 21 in Lille, France.
The FeStudy program represents three years of research into nearly 400 international music festivals, and this conference will present the results this unique study of the realities and challenges of these events. Five panel discussions with over 40 participants (researchers as well as festival representatives and their partners) from 12 countries will discuss the results of this broad study. The evening program also includes artistic events organized in line with the NEXT cross-border festival and the lille3000 program.
The conference will also include the launch of a book entitled Music Festivals, a Changing World. Co-edited by Lluis Bonet, a researcher at the University of Barcelona; Michel Guérin, director of the Observatoire des politiques culturelles of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles; and Emmanuel Négrier, researcher at CNRS-France, the book presents the results of research carried out using one single method on nine sample national festivals in eight European countries and Québec and later extended to separate events in six other countries. The book also compares 390 music festivals across a wide variety of genres, styles, scales, and seasons. Major issues are covered, from the goals of these festivals to their human resources and economic models.
For more information on this conference and on the book launched during this event, visit the FeStudy website.