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MUSIC: ‘You get burnt together, you get wet together, you dance together’: how festivals transform lives – and landscapes

MUSIC: ‘You get burnt together, you get wet together, you dance together’: how festivals transform lives – and landscapes

EVERY year in lutruwita/Tasmania, tens of thousands of people journey to and meander through the island state and take in festivals such as Dark Mofo, Cygnet Folk Festival or Nayri Niara Good Spirit Festival. Part of the pull of this place and its cultural offerings are the landscapes in which such events are placed: picturesque mountain ranges and deep valleys; vast open paddocks and pristine bushlands; glistening coastlines; quirky city spaces. Authors AMELIE KATCZYNSKI, Deakin University; ELAINE STRATFORD, University of Tasmania, and PAULINE MARSH, University of Tasmania As human geographers, we understand that festival landscapes are more than a party…
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