Review: Festivals Britannia

January 7, 2011

I reviewed the BBC4 documentary Festivals Britannia  for Virtual Festivals.

It’s always good to learn something, even better if you’re actually interested in the subject. Thankfully, then, the BBC were able to offer up a documentary covering the highs, lows and most importantly history of music festivals in the UK.

Of course, being the BBC, the amount of history covered was astonishing. From archive footage of 1950s jazz festivals (which, incidentally, is where music festivals began) to the old news reports of the illegal rave scene in the 90s, it was all included. This was somewhat of a problem, though. It’s quite hard to report on the biggest musical change of the last 30-plus years in just 90 minutes.

Read the whole review here: http://www.virtualfestivals.com/latest/features/9153/-/-Festivals-Britannia-a-TV-review

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