24 Apr 2024

Is the customer base for big events vanishing?

From Nights, 9:15 pm on 24 April 2024

The biggest music festival in the world Coachella has reported the slowest ticket sales in a decade for this year's event.

Locally, music festivals have pulled back to once every two years - or disappeared completely.

Even the New Zealand A&P Show was on the brink of shutting completely after 160 years, saying that it was just no longer financially viable.

Is it getting tougher to pull off big events? And if so, what's changed?

Perlina Lau is the co-host of RNZ's Culture 101 and she joins Emile Donovan to discuss.


Photo: Leah Hollingworth