Music Festivals and Regional Development in Australia by Chris Gibson

By Chris Gibson

During the international, the variety of gala's has grown exponentially within the final 20 years, as humans have fun neighborhood and nearby cultures, yet maybe extra importantly as neighborhood councils and different teams search to exploit gala's either to advertise tourism and to stimulate rural improvement. besides the fact that, so much experiences of gala's have tended to concentration nearly solely at the cultural and symbolic features, or on slender modelling of monetary multiplier affects, instead of reading their long term implications for rural swap. This ebook for this reason has an unique concentration. it truly is established in elements: the 1st discusses large concerns affecting track fairs globally, specifically within the context of rural revitalisation. the second one half appears to be like in additional aspect at a number varieties of gala's often discovered all through North the United States, Europe and Australasia, equivalent to kingdom tune, jazz, opera and substitute song fairs. The authors draw on in-depth study undertaken during the last 5 years in a variety of Australian areas, which strains the general progress of gala's of varied types, examines 4 of the extra very important and certain song gala's, and makes transparent conclusions on their value for rural and neighborhood switch.

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G. g. g. g. price-gouging) Source: adapted from Woods and Thomas 2009:152 and Reid 2008 The music itself is obviously important, and while many festivals might be described as generalist or even ‘middle of the road’, in some places festivals deliberately promote a particular kind of music, often classical music in one form The Rise of Music Festivals 23 or another, in areas where this is less likely to be accessible. Thus the principal aim of the North Wales International Music Festival, held in St Asaph Cathedral, was to bring classical music to the community and promote Welsh music and artists (Wood and Thomas 2009).

Hence gourmet food, wine and music have combined 30 Music Festivals and Regional Development in Australia to shape a more Tuscan countryside in the Hunter Valley, a new Mediterranean has been hinted at in the olive growing areas of northern Victoria, and the Barossa has frequently reinvented and accentuated its German heritage (Peace 2011), and in every case music festivals have played a part. The Hunter Valley first transformed itself into ‘Wine Country’ in the early 1990s, a process which subsequently involved further transformation and diversification into a gourmet region.

None want to run at a loss. This growing economic role has been accompanied by more comprehensive marketing, such that by the 1990s the major festivals were institutionalised, as part of formal The Rise of Music Festivals 21 tourism campaigns, and sought increasingly national and even global markets. In contrast smaller festivals in smaller towns have rarely intended to do more than make a modest profit. Nonetheless some small towns have been so successful that festivals have substantially contributed to economic and social development, and resulted in those places being known through their festivals.

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