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Event design in outdoor music festival audience behavior (A critical transformative research note)
The Business School, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK; Honorary Fellow, College of Business, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia.
Visible Management Pty Ltd, Adelaide, Australia. (ETOUR)
2018 (English)In: Event Management, ISSN 1525-9951, E-ISSN 1943-4308, Vol. 22, no 6, p. 1073-1081Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This work, a conceptual forward-looking article, examines the management of audiences at music festivals now and indicates a critical maneuver of focus for the future. The theoretical objectives and conclusions of a body of work by Robertson-discussing and then proposing future models of festival leadership to support place and event sustainability-are applied to bodies of work by Hutton and colleagues, ranging from 2011 to 2017, and Brown and colleagues in 2012, 2013, and 2016. It is argued that a more holistic construct of civic responsibility will emerge in what will necessarily be a postcocreative, coproductive future for many critical mass meeting experiences. Hutton and Brown provide vital insight as to how consideration of the social psychological domain of the outdoor music festival (OMF) audience is critical to a design of the experience that is both experientially satisfying/fulfilling and, importantly, safe. This work uses literature related to festival management and critical transformation to propose a theoretical position arising from a construct of: transformative civic responsibility; social trust (as a component of social capital); and positive psychology. The work considers the dynamics and importance of outdoor music festivals in turbulent socioeconomic times, and the potential limitations of a behaviorist approach to future music festival crowd management. A case study research project was undertaken at a series of OMFs staged in South Australia and the results are used as examples of new forms of dynamic research for critical and turbulent times. 

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2018. Vol. 22, no 6, p. 1073-1081
Keywords [en]
Audience behavior, Cotransformative, Critical, Crowd, Music festival, Positive psychology, Transformative civic responsibility
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35812DOI: 10.3727/152599518X15346132863157Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85059508617OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-35812DiVA, id: diva2:1297123
Available from: 2019-03-19 Created: 2019-03-19 Last updated: 2019-03-19Bibliographically approved

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