Summer in the city: The rise & rise of metropolitan festivals

James Hanley

The past decade has been a transformative time for the festival industry, but by far the most significant trend has been the rise of city-based events. From multi-venue music showcases with a conference element, including Brighton’s The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City and Focus Wales in Wrexham, to huge outdoor events in urban locations such as British Summer Time Hyde Park and Manchester’s Parklife, their popularity shows no signs of subsiding.

When T In The Park organisers gave their event ...

Login to access this article

To access this article you need to be a subscriber. If you are a subscriber login below.

Start your 4 week Free Trial

Register for a Music Week trial to access this article.

Sign up for your digital free trial to Music Week, the no 1 weekly trade magazine for anyone who needs to understand the business of music. For four whole weeks we will provide you with great, in-depth journalism that gets right inside the business of music.

Start your free trial


If you have previously taken a trial you will need to subscribe to access this article.

Subscribe Now
subscribe link free-trial link

follow us...