Chaired by Ciro De Rosa (ITA), BlogFoolk/ Songlines, Session intro by Salvatore Esposito (ITA), BlogFoolk editor.
This session is planned as an open conversation to share various viewpoints around the theme of the festival-goers. There are a few topic questions to be discussed: what generations attend these events? Are traditional and world music festivals a cool thing to young people? How festival programmes address different age groups to attract them? how to develop a wider presence? To what extent can festivals help to pass on heritage music to younger generations of musicians.
The session may include additional speakers ‘from the floor’ (promoters, festival directors, media and managers) to explore this issue to widen the experiences of festival panorama. Also, European Folk Network connecting projects and activities will be presented.