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Representatives from Mad Cool, ARTmania, Isle of Wight and Melt festivals came together in IQ’s second festival panel, to take stock of where Covid-19 has left the sector

Festival Forum: The Next Stage, saw representatives from a handful of European festivals give an update on the state of the sector.

With a number of government support packages in place, and much of this year’s line-ups transplanted to next year, how confident were promoters feeling about 2021, and are artists and audiences ready to return?

IQ Magazine editor Gordon Masson hosted this IQ Focus discussion with panellists Cindy Castillo of Spain’s Mad Cool festival; John Giddings of the Isle of Wight Festival and Solo Agency; Stefan Lehmkuhl who promotes Splash, Melt, Superbloom and With Full Force festivals at Germany’s Goodlive; and Codruta Vulcu of Romania’s ARTmania Festival.

 

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