Concerts and festivals worth £2.2bn a year
Tourists attending concerts and music festivals are boosting the UK economy to the tune of £2.2 billion a year. Music tourism is providing a massive boost to the UK, including at least 24,000 jobs each year, says VisitBritain. Direct spending by UK and overseas music tourists, including buying tickets and paying for transport and accommodation, was worth £1.3 billion last year. Further indirect music tourism spending added a further £914m, making £2.2bn.