A new Wish You Were Here report (PDF link) on music tourism, from UK Music and VisitBritain. In 2012 income generated directly or indirectly by 6.5m music tourists amounted to £2.2bn, which includes direct spending of £1.3bn.

“The West Midlands was the fourth largest region in terms of the number of overseas music tourists, drawing a healthy 24,000 music lovers from abroad.”