Why Music Festivals Are Popular All Over the World
Music Festivals have become a huge part of our lives; whether we are young or old, we enjoy some form of music show every now and then, from classical music concerts to new age concerts organized by bands and artistes all over the world. Music festivals provide us with pleasure; joy and happiness. It is one of the most pleasurable experiences that we can have in our lives.
The music festivals emerged in England early in the late 18th century as a convenient extension of traditional urban music life into a unique form of seasonal cultural event organized around a series of concerts or performances. These music festivals are celebrated each year in different towns and cities of England, ranging from smaller local events like “Mellhampton Arts Festival” to major musical events like the “Royal Albert Hall Weekend” held annually in London. These music festivals are characterized by a range of musical performances by live bands, DJ’s, solo artists, ensembles, clowns, illusionists and more. Some of the most popular music festivals include the Proms in London, the Barneville Music Festival in Wales, the Reading Festival held in the city every June, the Cheltenham Festival, Glastonbury Music Festival and the Somerset Proms. There is even an annual jazz festival in Birmingham.
All these music festivals aim to bring together the audience with established and emerging jazz, pop, rock and classical music performers from across the UK. This year, according to organizers of the Cheltenham Festival, “the new Jazz strand will feature a wide selection of American jazz legends alongside artists such as John Butler, Lee Ritenour, Mark Ronson and Bebel Gilberto”. The Festival promises to bring a dazzling variety of musical specters to the Glastonbury Music Festival next year. While there is no denying the contribution of contemporary performers in classical music, many of those who came later to fame and glory are lesser known performers. It seems that the younger generation tends to embrace post-classical styles, while classical music lovers seek out their favorite post-classical performers.
Many of the classical music festivals are organised by organizations or schools associated with specific musical genres. These may be amateur musicians looking to promote their art or to gain recognition. For example, the South Bank Organ Society organizes classical music festivals that are open to anyone who is interested. Other associations with such music festivals include the London Philharmonic Association, the orchestration society, the chamber orchestra and the London School of Theatre Organists. These associations also organize performances by soloists, choirs and groups.
Some people attend music festivals just for the fun activities. Some participants take part in the competitions and play music there in order to enjoy themselves. However, some attend these events for genuine reasons. For example, last year there were many contemporary artists who came to Cheltenham to perform and showcase their work at a major music festival. Many contemporary performers chose this location because it is close to many of the major sites of contemporary art exhibitions, including the Tate Modern in London.
Music festivals in the United States are increasingly popular. The largest music festival in the U.S. is in Philadelphia every summer. This music festival has a huge following. Music lovers come from all over the world to attend the three day long summer festival. It attracts hundreds of thousands of people.
Music festivals are held in various locations throughout the U.S. Music lovers will find that there are music festivals held in every major city in the U.S. Music festivals in Chicago, California, New York, Philadelphia and even Las Vegas, Nevada have gained popularity over the years. However, there are music festivals held annually in many states including Illinois, California, Colorado, Florida, Arizona, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington.
Music Festivals are becoming more popular with each passing year. They provide an opportunity for everyone to experience culture and to enjoy music. Music festivals attract people of all ages from all over the world. A music festival is the best place for a family to learn about different cultures and to experience music in its rawest form.