More and more festival networks were born these last years. Open, demanding, thematic, sometimes unofficial, they prove the need and necessity for recognition, legitimacy and sharing. Mutual help, solidarity and cooperation are the common values of EuropaReise, De concert, Yourope, Réseau des Festivals de culture électronique, Le Regroupement, EFA...
What part do they play? Do they know each other? Can they complete one another?
La rencontre des réseaux
De plus en plus de réseaux de festivals ont vu le jour ces dernières années. Ouverts, exigeants, thématiques, parfois officieux, ils montrent avant tout le besoin et la nécessité de reconnaissance, de légitimité et de partage. Entraide, solidarité, mutualisation sont les valeurs de EuropaReise, De Concert, Yourope, Réseau des Festivals de Culture électronique, Le Regroupement, EFA...
Quel rôle jouent ces réseaux de festivals ? Se connaissent-ils ? Quelle complémentarité peuvent-ils s’apporter ?
PLENARY #1 : The festival : a symbolic, federative and passionate object
What is the symbolic role of a festival as a unifying, mobilizing, representing and encountering element? What are its cultural social, economical, political and communicational stakes? What is its place in the cultural field and why does it still crystallize so much passion?
GEORGIA TAGLIETTI (Head of communication / Sonar Festival / Spain)
BEATRICE MACÉ ET JEAN-LOUIS BROSSARD (Co-managers / Les Transmusicales / France)
VINCENT CARRY (Manager / Nuits sonores / France)
PHILIPPE CHAUDOIR (Professor in sociology of urbanistics / France)
JEAN-JACK QUEYRANNE (President of Rhônes-Alpes region / France)
DIDIER VARROD (Presenter / France Inter / France)
Workshop #1 : Artist mobility, a field in progress (end : 6.30PM)
Despite European regulations, unifying practices still seems difficult: with a diversity of artist status', of health coverage regimes and a often fragmentary professionalization of artists and their representatives, the administrative European landscape of electronic and indie music is still a work-in-progress.
In partnership with NACRe.
FREDERIQUE JOLY (Administrator / Nuits Sonores / France)
ANNE BURLOT - THOMAS (Artistic director / ElectroniK /France)
MARIE-ANNE ROSSET (Administrator / Festival d'Ambronay / France)
PERRINE LEYDIER (Booking / Impérial Production / France)
CYRIL PUIG (Administrator / Les Nuits de Fourvière / France)
SUZANNE CAPIAU (Lecturer / Author / Belgium)
Workshop #2 : the festival as a tool for territorial marketing and international influence
Festivals are often the emblem of a city or a region. Sometimes, they even take a high symbolic part in a cultural policy or branding strategy and become a tool for territorial marketing in the international policy of a local authority or in the competition with other European metropolitan cities with the aim to attract companies and young executives.
JEAN-PAUL ROLAND (Manager / Eurockéennes de Belfort / France)
RALPH CHRISTOPH (Manager / C/O Pop / Germany)
CHRISTIAN BUHL (International Strategy Manager / Spot Festival / Danemark)
MAT GALLET (Head of communication / Nuits sonores / France)
PASCAL BERTIN (Freelance journalist / France)
Workshop #3 : European festivals' new passion for children
Sonar, Aires Libres, Rock en Seine .... and of course Nuits sonores! These last years, many festivals have developed specific programs dedicated to children, parents and families. Where does this new passion for a children audience come from, what are the risks and how are these programs integrated?
GEORGIA TAGLIETTI (Head of Communication / Sonar Festival / Spain)
NANA RADENKOVIC (Project Manager / Kids Patch / Serbia)
ERIC BOULO (Project coordinator for young audiences / Mini sonore / Aires Libres / Mini Rock / France)
CYRILLE BONIN (Arty Farty / France )
PHILIPPE PROVENÇAL (Cité de la musique / France)
Plenary #2 : funding festivals, the eternal frailty
With its particular production mode and execution period, the festival is not an ordinary cultural event. It takes months to prepare, but exists very shortly, without flexibility or adjustment. Attendance and weather are key elements that can shatter the budget of an event. In France, public subsidizes are shrinking. The festivals turn more and more to private partners. What about the rest of Europe? Are there any long-term solutions to consolidate the economy of festivals.
ISABELLE CHARDONNIER (Culture Manager of the Rhône- Alpes regional council / France)
GUILLAUME SALANÇON ( Artistic director / WorldWide Festival / France)
KAYLEY PEARCE (International Marketing Executive / Bench / UK)
MARIA LAZOPOULOU ( Artistic director / Aurora Festival / Greece)
PASCAL BERTIN (Freelance journalist / France)
Workshop #4 : discovery and advice, when festivals face the web
Music festivals are an essential springboard for emerging artists. But their function as an indicator of unknown bands and new tendencies is now in competition with online streaming platforms that integrate advice engines. How can festivals keep on playing their part as discoverers and indicators in this context? How to use digital tools and how to manage the hyper competitive world of the web.
In partnership with L' Atelier Français.
ALEX STEVENS (Artistic director / Dour / Belgium)
THIERRY LANGLOIS ( Artistic director / Printemps de Bourges / France)
REMCO SCHUURBIERS (Manager / Club Transmediale / Germany)
DAVIDÉ BORTOT (Red Bull Music Academy / Germany)
ERIC PETROTTO (President of CD1D / France)
CAMILLE PÈNE (L'Atelier Français / France)
Workshop #5 : Festivals and booking agents, the war on fees
In the last few years, the music industry crises has made turned concerts and festivals into the main income source for artists. Their fees have increased constantly while the economy of festivals is till fragile. Are artists, managers and booking agents suffocating their number-one employers, meaning concert organizers and festivals?
DOMINIQUE DELORME (Manager / Les Nuits de Fourvière / France)
GIORGIO MORTARI (Manager / Dissonanze / Italy)
IVAN MILIVOJEV (Manager / Exit Festival / Serbia)
MALICK FADIKA (Loud Booking / France)
NICOLAS DAMBRE (Journalist / La Scène / France)
Workshop #6 : Festivals and sustainable development, between dreams and realities
The festival has become a powerful media with the ability to communicate strong messages and to gain the publics attention on important issues. Thus, it has become an influential element on the cultural and behavioral change of the public. Sustainable actions on festivals are multiplying. What are their concrete consequences on one hand and what are the real goals on the other hand: public spirited or marketing positioning?
BERNHARD STEIRER (Manager / Elevate Festival / Austria )
ARTUR MENDES (Head of communication / Boom Festival / Portugal)
THOMAS PRIAN (Manager / Woodstower / France)
SEBASTIEN MANYA (Aires Libres / Technopol / Nuits sonores, sustainable and solidary / France)
GREGORY CHAPRON (Eneris / France)