Survey

2020 has been hard on many festivals due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The point of this survey is to evaluate what our audience would be willing to accept to return to a festival. It was sent by email to all students and doctorants of EPFL on 26 of October 2020 and shared on social media platforms. 1532 people answered the survey. No answer was made obligatory to submit the results therefore the amount of answers vary from one question to another.

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The first question shows that a majority (80%) of people questioned have already attended a music festival. 20% have never been to a music festival but took the time to give their opinion.

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Only 27,5% of respondents have already volunteered at a festival.

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A large majority of respondents (88%) have never volunteered at Balélec Festival.

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This graphic shows that 45,6% of the respondents never participated to Balélec.

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Whilst 45,6% of respondents have never attended Balélec, only 15,6% did not think they would have taken part in the festival last May 8th.

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59,2% of respondents picture themselves attending a festival (grades 4 & 5) if masks are mandatory, 15,1% would not attend (grades 0 & 1) if masks are mandatory and 25,7% are not sure that they would want to attend a festival if they have to wear a mask.

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The audience is not in favor of participating in an online festival, even for free. 

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The audience is very unfavorable to the concept of a priced online festival.

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71,1% of respondents are enthusiastic (grades 4 & 5) at the idea of attending a standing concert if we cannot organize Balélec as usual.

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The concept of a seated concert is much less attractive to respondents. Only 34,5% is enthusiastic to the idea of attending a seated concert.

 

Have you thought of an alternative concept that you would wish to attend if music festivals could not take place?

 

The points brought in by the respondents were identified and sorted in the order in which they came up most often. The iteration integer n is noted after the “:” when it is strictly greater than 1.

  • Fenced boxes for groups of 10 with access paths (see Sam Fender): 11
  • Several evenings of concerts: 9
  • Lots of small stages: 7
  • Several small restricted stages and why not a main stage with a concert and other auxiliary stages which transmit the main concert on speakers and screens. The crowd is therefore dispersed more easily. The prices could therefore vary or each stage would have its little concert at some point. Obviously we would have to think less about the artists in this case but in this period what we want is above all to go out and see the world: 6
  • Virtual Reality Concerts: 6
  • Divide the festival into zones: 5
  • Strengthen hygiene measures: 5
  • Online Festival: 5
  • Festival bubbles: 4
  • Silent Party: 4
  • Outdoor cinema: 3
  • Free party: 2
  • Drive-in concerts: 2
  • Festival without stages, with music on loudspeakers: 2
  • Push back to 2022: 2
  • Reserve a 2h slot, dance inside a hoop: 2
  • An Atrium stage and / or a Vortex stage and / or a stage on the online epfl +
  • Stage in the water to watch from pedal boats
  • Antidepressants
  • Fox Viper Hen
  • Among Us tournaments
  • Fortnite concert Travis Scott style
  • Musical rally
  • Organize an association week
  • Documentary on artists
  • Lots of small stages along a walk in the mountains
  • Make an Album
  • Online competition between several artists where the public chooses the best

 

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