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Example believes festival "boom" period is over

Example has given his thoughts on the festival circuit - and he understands why they seem to be struggling at the moment.

Last week major UK rock festival Sonisphere, which was due to take place at Knebworth in July, was cancelled, with the organisers blaming certain circumstances for its demise.

Example played at more festivals in the country last year than anyone else - and speaking to BBC Newsbeat, he reckons a "boom" period for festivals is resulting in a period of relative austerity. Speaking about his festival appearances in 2011, he said:

"A lot were promoted badly, had bad security, were in bad locations or the line-ups hadn't been programmed well, so they didn't make sense."

He added: "Some of them had a great theme, a great location and great line-up and the people running them knew what they were doing. And there were other ones which seemed to me were really amateur. There was a boom a few years ago. Every second person wherever you went was starting a festival in the UK. Anyone whose dad owned a farm. Obviously a lot of them are starting to go under."

However, Example reckons there will always be demand for festivals, no matter how the economy is performing. He concluded: "There's still a demand for people to go to festivals even with the economy and the state that it's in."




Watch Example perform at last year's V Festival below: