UK Music has unveiled its Here, There and Everywhere report, which reveals the huge contribution of music tourism to the UK economy.
The new report outlines the impact of the eagerly anticipated resurgence of live music in 2022 – the first full year of post-pandemic festivals, gigs and concerts in the UK, and shows the international reputation of the UK’s live music events.
Music tourists were lured by the return of major events such as Glastonbury, where headliners included Sir Paul McCartney, and UK tours by top British artists, including Dua Lipa, Stormzy, Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran and Elton John.
The key findings for 2022 of Here, There and Everywhere include:
· Total number of music tourists attending live music events across the UK in 2022 was 14.4 million.
· Total number of foreign music tourists in 2022 was 1.1 million.
· Total number of domestic music tourists in 2022 was 13.3 million.
· Total music tourism spending in 2022 was £6.6 billion.
· Total employment sustained by music tourism in 2022 was 56,000.
The data also revealed that:
· Total attendance at UK festivals and concerts in 2022 was 37.1 million.
· A total of 6.5 million music fans attended festivals in the UK in 2022.
· A total of 30.6 million people attended concerts (which includes everything from arena shows to grassroots gigs).