The economic & Social impact of festivals
Free
The economic & Social impact of festivals

The economic & Social impact of festivals

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

SAE Institute

235 Normanby Road

South Melbourne, VIC 3205

Australia

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

Many of us have been transformed in one way or another by festivals. What is the true impact festivals have on the environment, the local economy, society, and the world? Why are so many festivals failing and taking huge losses every year? In 1969, Woodstock was denied a permit for their original site and had to find an emergency venue. That being, Max Yasgurs now famous dairy farm where nearly half a million people converged. That weekend, Woodstock took a loss of over $9 m. How is it possible that with all the advancements in technology, the problems faced 47 years ago are identical to that of today? Future Music, Big Day Out, Stereosonic, Soundwave are only the most recent in a long line of failed festivals. What is going wrong? What can be done better? What can be done about Ice, GHB, sexual assault and the increase in violence? How might we foster a better relationship between stakeholders to stimulate regional economies with events based tourism?

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

SAE Institute

235 Normanby Road

South Melbourne, VIC 3205

Australia

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved