Festival Cultures: Media, Place Music conference

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


With origins going back to the Radio 1 Roadshows that toured nationally each summer in the 1970s, the annual BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend is a free pop festival held in a different city in the UK each year. This year it is in Norwich, 23-24 May. According to the BBC, it is ‘the UK’s biggest free ticketed festival’, a live music event also broadcast on Radio 1 and 1Extra, and BBC3. Also happening in May (8-24) is the annual Norfolk and Norwich Festival, a major multi-arts annual event for the East of England, presenting theatre, music, art, literature and more. The festival is among the oldest arts festivals in the UK, dating back originally to 1772. To mark and to critically interrogate the correspondence of these occasions, an academic and industry conference is being held at the UEA. It will feature academic speakers from media studies and popular music studies, alongside speakers from industry, from the media, and from festival organisations.
Period22 May 2015
Event typeConference
LocationNorwich, United Kingdom


  • festival
  • creative economy
  • media
  • BBC
  • music industry
  • Radio 1 Big Weekend