LOOKING INTO FESTIVALS – GOOD CAUSES
‘The Glastonbury Festival aims to encourage and stimulate youth culture from around the world in all its forms, including pop music, dance music, jazz, folk music, fringe theatre, drama, mime, circus, cinema, poetry and all the creative forms of art and design, including painting, sculpture and textile art.
A large area of the Festival (the “green” area) is set aside for complementary and alternative medicine, demonstrations and displays of environmentally-friendly technologies and techniques, various forms of religious expression, and a forum for debating environmental, social and moral issues.
The Festival organises market places, selling an enormous range of wares, and which place particular emphasis on offering high quality prepared food and hand-made goods, including clothes and jewellery.
The company makes films and recordings of the event, which are sold all over the world.
In addition to all of this, the company actively pursues the objective of making a profit. And in so doing is able not only to make improvements to the site, but also to distribute large amounts of money to Greenpeace, Oxfam, Water Aid and other humanitarian causes which enhance the fabric of our society. In the running of the event the Festival deliberately employs the services of these organisations, increasing the amounts they can raise towards their objectives.’
After doing a little research on Glastonbury i can see that a lot more thought goes into the festivals than i even imagined. There are many good causes involved some of which i have bullet pointed below for further reference. All in all it has definitely changed my perception on festivals !
KEY THINGS TO TAKE AWAY
-encouraging youth culture
– moral/social issues
-profit goes to charities