The future of UK music festivals Contents



1 Introduction

2 The return of festivals after the Covid-19 pandemic

Financial resilience

Staff and supply chains

Lifting of restrictions

3 The economic and cultural contributions of festivals

The benefits of festivals for communities

Local businesses

Local residents



The benefits of festivals for those who work at them

Suppliers and crew

Musicians and performers

4 Securing a safe and sustainable future for festivals

Environmental impacts

Drug-related harm at festivals

The risks at festivals this year

Drug checking

Secondary ticketing

Annex 1: Survey results

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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