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A festival (from the Latin festivus 'festive, solemn or cheerful' ) is usually an event lasting several days at which artists perform and present art productions. In the German-speaking countries, such events in the field of high culture , especially classical music and theater , are also called festivals.

Festivals can be linked to artistic competitions in their genre or can themselves have a competitive nature.

Especially at music festivals one names the compilation of all appearing musicians or music groups to an overall program often with the Anglicism line-up .

Possible types of festival are:

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