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Speakers Corner: The LF Forum > Are there too many music¬†festivals?

With a record number being cancelled this year in Britain alone, have we reached saturation point?

Are the acts that tour festivals not diverse enough? - Are the big names spread to thinly?

This year is potentially the first year I've not attended a music festival, mainly because there haven't been any names that have come over that I've wanted to see. In my case that is mainly American or foreign bands that tour rarely and come here only for festivals. Maybe it's because in London we are spolit by the artists that tour here, but I think part of the issue is promoters/organisers are trying to fleece music lovers with sub standard and badly organised events.

What do you think?

August 23, 2011 | Registered CommenterDan Collacott

last music festival I was destined to go to, a couple of years ago (wild in the country), got cancelled 2 days before the event.

definately put me off the whole thing.

August 24, 2011 | Registered CommenterDenis-Jose Francois

I think the last ones I went to was Lovebox and Download, Lovebox was pretty average really Download was quite good though although i only went for one day so maybe that doesn't count.

I am always a little bit sick in my mouth when i hear incredibly middle class people spaffing on about how 'simply marvelous Glasto' was.

August 26, 2011 | Registered CommenterDan Collacott

Yes, there definitely are.

It seems every town has some sort of festival these days.

December 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFestival Tickets

So... were there too many music festivals this year?

September 30, 2012 | Registered CommenterDenis-Jose Francois