As people return to festivals and live entertainment, many are looking to attend events that signify their cultural and social values. Fusion Festival, a music and arts festival that challenges commercialism and capitalist ideals, is allowing people to connect authentically through resistance.
With staycations in the UK booming, London-based LGBTQIA+ festival Mighty Hoopla held a nostalgia-filled weekend experience at the unlikely venue of Butlins, Bognor Regis. What does its popularity tell us about travellers’ mindsets as the country emerges from the pandemic?
For businesses, it’s a win-win. NSW Seniors Festival is an opportunity to invite one of the largest market groups to simply try something new, with government funding to help. In 2020, the NSW Seniors Festival continues to highlight the growing needs and interests of over-60 Australians.
Across the UK, 100 festivals have pledged to tackle sexual violence at their events by committing to the Safer Spaces charter. As awareness of sexual violence grows alongside frustration at a lack of safeguarding, reassuring festival-goers that their wellbeing is being taken seriously is paramount.
Tinder is introducing a ‘Festival Mode’, which allows festival-goers to meet potential matches before an event. As people emerge from the pandemic eager to socialise and connect, blending IRL events with online interactions can help brands demonstrate their long-term value in a post-pandemic world.