What is a Festival?
A festival is an event held by a local
community usually to celebrate
something that the whole community
have in common. There are a lot of
religious festivals and also many
entertaining festivals for local people. The
whole purpose of festivals is to entertain.
The different types of
There are many different types of festivals
though the majority of festivals have religious
origins and have a cultural significance.
Sometimes festivals take place on relevant days
especially religious festivals which have
religious days but local festivals are usually
celebrated on traditional days or any time the
festival is suited best to be held. Some of the
most famous festivals held in the UK are
Scarborough's Acoustic Gathering Festive,
Glastonbury’s Festival, Guy Fawkes Day and
Target audiences for
There are different types of audiences for
different types of festivals. Festivals are
created for the audiences and usually the
audiences always have something in
common. For example Eid is a Islamic
Festival and is celebrated every year by
Muslims all over the world. Festivals like
the Glastonbury Music Festival is for
people over 18 who enjoy music. The
audiences for festivals are usually the life
and soul of the whole festival and to get
the festival right for the audience is very
How are festivals funded?
Festivals are funded in many ways. Sometimes most of the
event manager's fundraise for their festival. They organise
an event on the side that people come to and that is how
they raise money for their festival. Other ways of funding
for a festival is being sponsored by several different other
companies. Some festivals are also funded by donations
and by selling tickets.
Artistic Policies behind festivals
The artistic policies behind festivals are that they
should stand out to their audience and attract their
attention. The festival should appeal to the audience
and therefore the event managers always decorate
and create the festival in order so it could attract the
audience they aim for. For example the Indian
Diwali Festival is very cultural therefore it is
decorated in a very religious and cultural way so that
people could relate to it and come cultural as well.
Where as Glastonbury Music Festival is based on
music therefore the promotion of the festival will be
very music based and so the artistic policy will be
based around music. All of this once again depends
on what the audience are interested and it is best if
the artistic policies are also complimenting what the
festival is based on.