Victorian Music Festivals:
Projects for a New Way
What is a Music Festival?
There are several characteristics that help to define a music festival in the Victorian context. Thoses considered for the benefit of this toolkit include;
funding and motivation
degree of community involvement
cultural significance of music genres/movements
For the purposes of this toolkit, we have married the definition to that used in the RMIT Research (found above) which notes that -
"anything called a festival and/or involved a central music element that consisted of more than two artists/bands but was not a ‘gig’ (an event held for the purpose of promoting a headlining band or group of bands, in a traditional single-stage venue setting over a short time period such as one evening)"
Events vs Festivals
Events would typically not be described as a festival in marketing or planning. Largely events might be considered one-off whereas festivals tend to occur on a regular schedule.