But when COVID-19 had the world’s club circuit grind to a halt, cancelling tour dates and flights almost overnight, people considered the resurgence of local scenes. The global market had shrunk again, with all the biggest venues and festivals rescheduling for 2021 and 2022. Meanwhile, governments were seeing positive environmental outcomes directly connected to the standstill, like reduced air pollution, flourishing wildlife, and a 9.3% smaller ecological footprint worldwide than in 2019.
- In some cases, though, exclusivity contracts look like a way of exerting dominance.
- We invest public money from Government and The National Lottery to help support the sector and to deliver this vision.
- On any given night you will hear a wide variety of musical performances from jazz to a pop-up opera to a sound bath.
- The Harrogate International Festivals has fired up hearts and minds since its inception in 1966, revolutionising the cultural landscape of the North