The British theatre industry reportedly employs around 290,000 people (as of 2018), making it one of a significant employer within the UK live sector as a whole. With the continuing disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, theatre has undoubtedly taken a substantial financial hit as a result of the virus. LMX research intern, Brooke Harwood, writes here about the efforts made to save a beleaguered theatre industry and the theatre companies’ determination to provide beloved festive shows in 2020.
Article on the impact of jazz festivals, focusing on economic impact, socio-political impact; temporal impact and intensification and transformation of experience; creative impact – music and musicians; discovery and audience development; place-making; the mediation of jazz festivals; and environmental impact.
An economic impact report on the cultural and creative industries (CCI) sector in Oxfordshire which also proposes practical steps for the support of the sector by development agencies such as Oxford Inspires.
An oral history of the Glastonbury Festival old in the words of everyone involved with the festival, from Michael and Emily Eavis and Arabella Churchill to Glastonbury village residents and local policemen and a wealth of celebrity contributions.
Economic impact assessment of Reading Festival from 2010, commissioned by Festival Republic.
Association of Independent Festivals’ 2nd Annual Survey from 2010, including economic impact figures and audience survey data.
Economic impact assessment for Scotland’s T in the Park Festival from 2005.
Article discussing the impact on tourism of festivals including The Big Chill, Sonisphere, T in the Park, Latitude, and Isle of Wight.
Social and economic impact survey of Shetland Music from 2003.
Economic impact survey for the Northwest of England that includes data on the Creamfields festival.