Music tourists give £3bn boost to UK economy

Foreign music fans visiting the UK for gigs and festivals boosted the economy by £3.1bn in 2014, a report says.

The report by industry body UK Music said foreign visitors spent an average of £751 and helped sustain almost 40,000 full time jobs.

Across the UK 9.5 million people travelled to music events. Researchers also found a 39% rise in the number of overseas tourists travelling to the UK for music over the last four years.