With the challenges related to COVID-19 adversely impacting festivals globally, not least because of the ‘fear of gatherings’ – the lifeblood of festivals – serving as vectors for viruses, many festivals have adapted to online and hybrid platforms to continue serving their mission. It is now possible to imagine that online festivals will remain part of our experience integrally and/or in mixed formats in the future.
What are the possibilities and limitations of curating online and hybrid festivals? How does such curation differ from curating analogue festivals? How much does the audience experience affect the curating of (integrally or partially) online festivals?
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