Festival Producer Hal Davidson positive on future of festivals
In 2022 and 2023 audiences will flock to healthy outdoor music festivals!
By: Festival Factory, LLC
Davidson and his festival production company, Festival Factory, LLC have been planning since before the pandemic on future fests. 'We moved our festival projects out to 2023... but am consulting on others for 2022." Davidson said today in his McMinnville, TN office. He also said, "2021 has been over due to the year of planning required in a large format music festival where million$ are on the line. The future was relatively unpredictable until now that we see things changing."
"This entire delay should serve as a lesson for festival folks to slow down and take the time to make a better event, and to keep prices reasonable or better than reasonable if you buy early." Davidson also exclaimed.. "if you want to go to a festival- get vaccinated first!
"It's the rock solid way to make sure you're running the safest event possible. Masks should not be necessary by 2023... It's a new chance for offering a better festival experience for the ticket buyer, it's in the details of just about everything including merchandising and social interaction."
"I find digital festivals kinda creepy, and only do LIVE SHOWS big. Big as life can be! Like at Rock Fiesta and Stompin 76. My years promoting Ringling Bros Circus taught me that if you want to promote something big, GET YOURSELF AN ELEPHANT and pachyderms don't come across well on a little screen. Meaning, BIG name bands, big marketing, big venue, big stage-sound 'n lights and lots of freedom live in person in your face! That's a great American music festival, oh that and camping! Gotta have camping and good beer and food at good prices." A new golden era of festivals will emerge as health and self-preservation will be in the back of people's minds for a couple years. Entertainment dollars will veer outside in lieu of tight seating in large venues, except metal-heads, they don't care, they'll go anywhere, anytime to see their favorite metallurgists."
Festival Factory is working with the SAWL Corp building out an almost 600 acre site located on the Cumberland Plateau in mid-Tennessee. Rockinhorse Ranch will bring back Hal's epic 1976 bluegrass festival and drop the '76' as STOMPIN for 2023. Also planned is a large country music weekend called ROCKINHORSE possibly also for 2023.
Hal Davidson 66, is a professional festival producer and consultant with stamina and positive vibes for all who want them. http://www.festivalfactory.net