Music Festivals and Regional Development in Australia

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2012 - Political Science - 237 pages
'Music Festivals and Regional Development in Australia provides an extremely welcome and highly readable contribution to our understanding of how events contribute to regional economies and communities. Although Australian in focus, the book is internationally relevant. Via a series of excellent case studies as well as a general overview of the field, the book is essential reading for any regional economic or tourism organisations that seeks to harness the attraction of music and the arts for regional development.'C. Michael Hall, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
A Means to Regeneration?
13
Who Goes? Audiences Fans Fanatics
41
Whats it Worth? Economic Dimensions of Music Festivals
61
Whose Community? Conflict and Identity
89
REINVENTING
107
Creating Classical Country
137
Australias Country Music Capital
157
Tamworth Country Music Festival 2005
162
From Alternative Origins to Festival Overkill?
179
Music Festivals and Pathways
201
Bibliography
215
Index
227
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Professor Chris Gibson is at the GeoQuest Research Centre, University of Wollongong, Australia and Professor John Connell is at the School of Geosciences, University of Sydney, Australia

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