The Elvis Express travels from Sydney to Parkes for a festival, now in its 25th year, that has transformed the town.
Outside the capital cities and the coastal fringes, the towns and people of rural and regional Australia have had to be inventive to get through the tough times.
Whitby Goth Weekend / http://www.paulmbaxter.com/
Subculture is on the decline, according to many pundits. But a trip to Whitby on certain weekends would demonstrate otherwise.
One of the best offerings from this year’s OzAsia festival was Vertigo 20.
Vertigo Dance Troupe/Gadi Dagon
In creativity, skill and daring, the productions on offer embodied an energy and imagination comparable to, and at times exceeding, anything prestigious European-focused international festivals might present.
The OzAsia Festival will showcase innovative and youthful performance art from across Asia.
Hiroaki Umeda's split flow and Holistic Strata. Credit Ryuichi Marui Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media
From a dancer moving against a wash of static, to a show that takes the audience hostage, Adelaide's OzAsia Festival celebrates both high art and high energy performances.
From music festivals to motor racing –commercial events are taking over public parks. Here's what can be done.
Glastonbury: home away from spiritual home.
Matt Crossick / PA Archive/Press Association Images
Jump on the Glastonbury bus, bring your tent back home afterwards, and promote long term behaviour change.
When did revellers stop rebelling?
A chance to shine: festivals bring fringe benefits.
Forget the main stage headliners, the real festival heroes might be selling you crocodile burgers and mango smoothies.
Actress Charlize Theron strikes a pose on the red carpet at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.
Does it matter that money plays such a big role in festivals like Cannes?
Indigo, pink, saffron: colour for India isn't just for throwing. It's political, too.
It’s time to look back on a year of art and culture.
Blake Danger Bentley. Melbourne street art
It's another year in Arts + Culture, so in case you missed it we've collected all the best coverage of screen, theatre, music, books and culture in one place.
Festivals can no longer focus solely on their recurring, physical events.
AAP Image/Bella Ann Townes
Festivals are a vibrant part of Australian culture but, as arts funding dries up, festival organisers will have to get creative if they want to survive. The recurring, physical event isn't enough.
Emoji wave scene.
Can emojis be used to tell stories, and if so what kinds of stories can we use them to tell? The National Young Writer's Festival, which opens today, aims to find out.
A rescue worker battling a bushfire in South Australia, 2015.
Department of Fire and Emergency Services/AAP
In a world full of catastrophe, what good are books? Specifically, can books be written to do good?
Can learning to write about sex help young people navigate their love lives?
Sex is part of young people's lives. So how do we teach young authors to navigate tricky narrative waters when they write about it?
Burning Man: inspiration for the first Google doodle.
Focusing on the extravagances of a select few overlooks a broader affinity between the madness of Burning Man and the West Coast’s technocracy.
If only we could all get this excited about tackling climate change.
The UK should look to mainland Europe for greener music festivals.
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Far from supporting risk, the environment of the Fringe is increasingly one in which playing safe is the best way to avoid losing out.
Ben Birchall/PA Wire
It seems like every year there is controversy over Glastonbury lineups and the worst sin in popular music – that of "selling out".
Good old fashioned fun.
Future archaeologists sifting through Glastonbury's earth will look for clues as we do at Stonehenge.