Electronic Festival Growing Pains
The New York Times reports that as music festivals become ever more popular throughout Asia, local authorities are cracking down more on their presentation.
The newspaper estimates that in China alone there has been more than 150 electronic music festivals this year. In 2016 there were only 32.
But while young people seem as if they can’t get enough of live music, local governments in Asia tend to be conservative and consider festival “threats to public safety, political stability or social and religious values.”