UK Music has released a report showing that music tourism numbers increased by 34% between 2011 and 2014, with 9.5 million eager human beings travelling to UK music events in 2014 alone. Over half a million came from overseas, the rest travelling more than "three times the average commuting distance" of an event's local region in order to get to the event.
Other statistics presented in the UK Music report are that £3.1 billion was generated by music tourism last year, while those 546,000 music tourists coming from abroad spent an average of £751 each while in the UK. The music industry group also reckons that 38,238 full time jobs were sustained by music tourism last year.
Total attendance at UK music events topped 21 million in 2014 – a 23% increase in three years.