Canadian Music festivals-negative experiences
While we were unable to find information regarding negative music festival experiences that are specific to Canadians ages 19-29-years, we found that in 2016, 11% of the Canadian population bought admission to music festivals and 14% of Canadian millennials bought admission to music festivals. Therefore, in comparison to the general Canadian population who attend music festivals, millennials attend in greater numbers. Based on this information, we can assume that millennials account for a good portion of music festival-goers in Canada. Therefore, the findings regarding the challenges/obstacles/negatives to music festival experiences for festival-goers, in general, may also be applied to the challenges faced by Canadian millennials who attend music festivals.
We were able to find sufficient information regarding the negative music festival experiences of the general population of festival-goers and applied these findings to the requested demographic.
Below you'll find an outline of our research methodology to better understand why the information you've requested is publicly unavailable, as well as a deep dive into our findings.
After an extensive search, we found no available information that broke music festival-goers into age demographics, specifically into the requested 19-29 year age bracket. After searching through reputable organizations such as Eventbrite, as well as publicly available information from paywall sites such as Statista, the breakdown of festival-goers into a country of origin was also unavailable. As such, we have provided you with the following data, which is more generalized and not specific to Canada, nor the target demographic. However, there is also no indication that these findings are not applicable.
1. A negative for many festival-goers is that they are unable to get close enough to the band/stage. Since most music festivals attract crowds in the tens of thousands, squeezing through to get closer to the band is almost impossible for most.
2. Getting separated from your group is another negative for many festival-goers, especially at festivals where there is limited or no cell coverage.
3. The fights that break-out, which usually end up injuring innocent bystanders.
4. Friends who take it too far. Many festival-goers dislike being, "the designated mum or dad" for the better part of a music festival.
5. For Canadians attending festivals outside of Canada (or foreign visitors to Canadian festivals), they may experience stress and anxiety due to culture shock.
6. Schedules are usually quite intense, and this can lead goers to miss one concert because another is playing simultaneously.
7. Security, or lack thereof, is another distraction from a positive music festival experience. A number of festival-goers are usually under the influence of one substance or another, this creates an unsafe environment for many and goers tend to be more mindful of their safety and their possessions.
8. The drug scene that usually comes along with such festivals can be a negative experience for many. More effort, such as prevention, needs to be made to keep goers safe.
9. Millennials want to share their experiences at music festivals with others, especially via social media. The lack of adequate phone charging stations affects their ability to share this experience.
10. Many festival-goers complain about the number of toilets and the state of the toilets. There are always long queues and the toilets are generally extremely dirty.
Despite the limited information regarding Canadian festival-goers who fit in the target demographic of 19-29-year-olds, we were able to compile a list of ten challenges/obstacles/negatives to music festival experiences that may negatively affect the intended demographics' experience at such events.