• The UK is a must-stop venue for international artists on tour, adding to the quality and depth of live music available week-in, week-out across the country. Live music contributed £991m of UK Gross Value Added (GVA) in 2017. (1)
  • The UK offers some of the world's best music venues. The country is home to three best-selling arenas globally, the O2 in London, the Manchester Arena and the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, and live events are widely distributed across the UK.
  • A total of 29.1 million people enjoyed live music events in 2017. The sector has experienced year-on-year growth and has a profound impact on other parts of the economy. Music tourists at festivals and concerts generated £4 billion in spend in 2017.
  • Total direct and indirect spend generated by music tourism in the UK was £4bn, with £2.5 bn spent directly by music tourists 
  • There were 10.9m music tourists in 2017 with an estimated 44,896 full-time jobs sustained by music tourism.



1. Live Music Attendance, UK Music, 2017