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muppitz Have big folk festivals had their day? (57* d) RE: Have big folk festivals had their day? 25 Feb 07

I have a couple of views on this, bigger festivals have more things that can go wrong and more people with varying points of view to please so there are potentially more things for people to complain about.
However, a big festival can get like a big business in a sense and in the midst of trying to create a massive event can become detached from the people they're doing it for and even forget why they started doing it in the first place.

At 24 I'm not sure if I still fall into this "younger persuasion" that Shimrod mentioned but I'm a fan of any well run festival, large or small, if there are lots of acts I want to see then all well and good, if not then I rely on there being decent singarounds and sessions to attend.

If you don't like the big festivals, then don't go, the people running them will either have to scale down or diversify just as any other 'business' would have to, I just hope it doesn't cause some to close, as is sometimes the nature of business.


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