Food Most festivals tend to have food being sold or given freely, these foods can be of different types and from different cultures depending on what type of festival it is. Performances Every good festival has at least one performance. Music festivals usually have many live performances from known bands, musicians or artists. This is one of the main attractions to a festival. Other festivals can contain performances from dance groups, comedians, actors etc. Films Rides Shops Campaigns Not all festivals are outdoor, some festivals such as film festivals are indoor like movie theatres or screening venues. The films may have been of recent date depending on the focus of the festival it can also include international releases. Many festivals have stalls or actual shops where objects, ornaments, toys, t-shirts or music can be sold separately to the public who attend the festival. The items sold are mainly to do with the festival, for example a t-shirt with music notes may be sold at a music festival with a specific band playing. A fair amount of festivals have a number of rides. Most young people festivals have rides as fairground rides mostly entertain the younger generation. Festivals are the main venue where campaigns are held. With the large amount of people that festivals attract. Campaigns use festivals as a great place to get the public informed or aware of their campaign topic.
<ul><li>Local festivals that are not celebrated that big, mainly for the local community or near-by visitors. </li></ul>small FESTIVALS
Oxford Folk Festival <ul><li>Held over an April Weekend in Oxford, this folk festival is colourful experience of big folk acts with a mix of up and coming artists. The festival is held over a number of venues in Oxford. Ticket prices are very reasonable and there are discounts if you're retired, student or under 18. </li></ul><ul><li>Funded by </li></ul>http:// www.oxfordfolkfestival.com/index.html
National Festivals National festivals are mainly celebrated as occasions rather than international festivals. What separates national festivals from others is the number of levels they happen at. National festivals are ordered by the government to honour founding events or heroes, such as Bastille Day (14 July) in France.
Baisakhi Festival Early morning of Baiskhai Festival in Punjab, people take dip in holy rivers. Cries of "Jatta aai Baisakhi" rent the skies as the people of Punjab attired in their best clothes break into the Bhangra dance to express their joy. The dancers and drummers challenge each other to continue the dance. The scenes of sowing, harvesting, winnowing and gathering of crops are expressed through zestful movements of the body to the accompaniment of ballads. Both men and women, celebrate the day with Bhangra and Gidda. Fairs are organized at various places in Punjab, where besides other recreational activities. Baisakhi celebrations are very important and spectacular for Sikhs. The festival is described to display the true spirit of Punjab and mark the arrival of harvesting season. Baisakhi has a special meaning for Sikhs. Guru Amar Das had first institutionalized Baisakhi in 1567 as one of the special days when all Sikhs would gather to receive the guru's blessings at Goindwal.
Festivals that concern or are celebrated in all or at least two or more nations International Festivals
<ul><li>the dlr Festival of World Cultures presents a kaleidoscopic programme of concerts & club nights, fairs & markets, performances, street events, workshops and so much more. Ireland’s first Global Carnival!! </li></ul><ul><li>Staged throughout the historic port town of Dún Laoghaire, the dlr Festival of World Cultures is an annual international arts festival celebrating cultural diversity. Through a policy of partnership and participation the Festival undertakes to focus on developing new community audiences, and to provide accessible performances and activities for all ages. </li></ul><ul><li>The Festival is committed to presenting a series of world music concerts that can be experienced by all in a unique and intimate local setting while also offering a ‘passport to the world’ programme of events, many of which are free to all. </li></ul>Festival of World Cultures
Festival of World Cultures Baisakhi Festival TARGET AUDIENCES: The festival of world cultures are aimed at all ages, they welcome people from all different cultures, backgrounds and ethnicities. TARGET AUDIENCES: The Baisakhi festival mainly specifically is aimed at Sikhs and people with an Indian ethnicity or an Indian background. Their target audience is mainly Sikhs because the festival is religious. FUNDED: Dlr Festival of world cultures are funded by the arts council: Failte Ireland (National Tourism Development Authority). ARTISTIC POLICY: The Festival Code The dlr Festival of World Cultures is a family friendly festival that crosses cultural, ethnic, religious and social bridges. As you enjoy the Festival over the weekend we ask you to embrace its ethos and respect the diversity of cultures around you. For many people of other cultures and religious faiths, alcohol does not form part of society. If you are drinking please respect the beliefs of others by drinking responsibly. FUNDED: The Baisakhi festival is not really funded by any company, the Baisakhi festival is made up of Sikhs celebrating the truth of Punjab and they make their own costumes, music and dance. Baisakhi must be celebrated throughout India many Indians use Baisakhi to continue celebrations in Punjab which is seen as a very special day for the Sikhs. ARTISTIC POLICY: The Festival Code