Are you a Musical Tourist?

The summer of 2013 was absolutely amazing in terms of live music, with events happening around the UK including Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds. Not only do these festivals allow music lovers the chance to see their favorite acts live, Visit Britain have also reported that travelers attending festivals in the UK are in fact boosting the economy by over£2billion each year!

Whether people are travelling from abroad or from another part of the UK, the money they pay for tickets, transport, accommodation, food and souvenirs all helps the economy. According to Visit Britain, nearly 30% of all music tourists head to London to places like the O2 and Wembley Arenas, however places like Manchester have also seen great popularity this year.

The research found that Brits spend on average around£90 to attend concerts and £400 to attend festivals. On the other hand, tourists travelling to the UK are willing to spend £900 attending festivals, and £600 on concerts.

The UK has always been a hub of great musical talent; however there are also events which take place around the globe and throughout the year which could tempt any music lovers, not to mention the world wide tours of most international stars.

Whether you’re planning a trip abroad or around the UK, you must ensure that you have adequate travel insurance to cover your trip. Travel insurance probably won’t cover the cost of your gig tickets, but they would be able to step in if your possessions were stolen, or if you had to cancel your trip altogether. Visit for more information.

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