In January 2017 Rhubarb Bomb posted a series of articles looking at the current state of music in Wakefield. It proposed a cycle where a dip in commitment or interest in one part led to a decline in the next, with the loop continuing in perpetuity if nothing is done to stop the decline. And that in Wakefield, this process has been going on a very long time, possibly to the point where Wakefield Music is nearing extinction. They were among the most popular articles Rhubarb Bomb has ever published and created alot of discussion.
You can read the four parts at the links below
See Part 1: Venues here.
See Part 2: Bands here.
See Part 3: Audiences here.
See Part 4: Interest here.