‘Festival Forum: Here Comes 21’ featured representatives from AEG Presents, FKP Scorpio, Roskilde Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival and Bloodstock Open Air
The second IQ Focus virtual panel featured representatives from some of Europe’s biggest festivals to discuss the huge challenges facing the 2020 season and look ahead to what recovery may entail.
IQ’s fully interactive session – Festival Forum: Here Comes 21 – featured Jim King (AEG Presents), Stephan Thanscheidt (FKP Scorpio), Rachael Greenfield (Bloodstock Open Air), Anders Wahren (Roskilde Festival) and Mathieu Jaton (Montreux Jazz Festival) in conversation with ILMC MD Greg Parmley.
With much of the 2020 festival season already cancelled and the rest awaiting their fate, the European festival heads shared how they are coping with the shutdown, as well as reflecting on lessons learned from this unprecedented crisis.
Looking to the future, the panellists also explored what recovery may look like for the vital summer sector in this not-to-be-missed virtual discussion.