Festivals are big business

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The mercury has risen and the floral headbands are out – it must be festival season again! From Glastonbury to Festival No 6, festivals have more creative and diverse offerings than ever before.

Research by Oxford Economics, on behalf of campaign group UK music, found that festivals and concerts contributed £2.2bn to the UK economy in 2012. The figure included ticket prices but also ancillary spending such as transport, accommodation and food. However, with over a 1000 events in the UK  jostling for an audience each year and the rocketing performance fees of artists, balancing the festival books is harder than ever. We look at the festival economy and its value to the UK.

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