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Festivals do often have to deal with a lot of changes to the pre-determined

schedule. Some visitors plan their visit long in advance using the official Internet

site to sort out artists of their interest. They access the online program and some

bring printouts of it to the festival. Information from the organizer is often

broadcasted in conjunction to concerts. There is some redundancy between the

terminals and the announcement boards. The printed program is of course

impossible to keep up-to-date and consequently announcement boards, terminals

and public announcements constitute the sources of information when it

comes to fresh updates. The spectators are situated at many different locations

during the event and the need for information and time for access depends a lot

on what kind of situation they are currently in. The excerpt below shows the

situation of how spectators are having difficulties in establishing whether they

are up to date with the latest information depending on where they are currently

situated.

Nick waiting in the accommodation area: The initial program works

as a rough summary of the schedule since it is continuously

changed. I mean we have a general idea of which concerts that are

going to take place but the time when things are going to start is

the uncertain part of it. Mostly my friends and I remain here

between the concerts. When we return from a concert to the

accommodation area we often try to get hold of information

concerning the next concert before we head off to the tents. The

bad thing is when we leave and they change the schedule after you

left the announcement boards. Of course you can ask other people

but it’s tiresome to constantly hunt the latest updates all the time.

This example indicates that spectators try to stay up-to-date with the changes

of the festival schedule by either checking available sources before leaving the

performance area or by talking to other spectators that might have learned the

latest changes. When the spectators are located away from the performance

area, it is difficult for them to get hold of the latest information. This also

generally applies since the spectators are not aware when the content changes

and if there are updates available. When spectators await upcoming concerts

within the accommodation area, they have to rely on other spectators that arrive

after they left the available information sources. This way the search for valid

information also comes into conflict with other activities that the spectators

occupy themselves with.