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Music Festival

THE RISE OF THE ROCK FESTIVAL Ć With the festival season well underway, millions of fans around the world are loading up their tents and coolers and shelling out cash to travel to the top parties of the summer. From Ancient Greece to Lollapalooza, get a look at some of the biggest music festivals in the world, the current trends in festival attendance, a portrait of the typical festival- goer, and a look at what happens when music festivals go wrong. 2012 STATE OF THE MUSIC FESTIVAL 27.3% of festival goers believe tickets are overpriced 38% Increase in average attendance from 2010 45% of festival goers believe ticket companies profit the most from booking fees 48% Increase in average gross profit from 2010 believe the promoter rakes in 24% the most $10-40 MILLION Average revenue of large venues VET TICKETS STILL CO FAST! $3-5 MILLION Average budget of large venues Coachella 2012 tickets sold out in 3 hours! GETTING TO KNOW THE FESTIVAL COER Common characteristics of the music fanatic Average age: Favorite genre: Average salary: 28 2$: 53% of festival goers are female ROCK $28,000 19% 17% 46% 20% download music for free have children are single and unattached have tried cannabis 30-50 Average number of units (pint of hard alcohol or glass of wine) of alcohol consumed 25% 39% have left their tent at a festival travel to festivals via public transport WHEN DO WE CO TO FESTIVALS? Jan 1% Feb March April May June July 7% 12% Aug Sept 23% Oct 12% Nov 4% Dec 2% 2% 2% 25% 28% 21% Note: Respondents provided more than 1 answer POPULAR FESTIVALS BY THE NUMBERS Olapal2za COACHELLA SXSW $: Length: 3 DAYS Attendance: Ticket Price: Attendance: Ticket Price: Length: $349 Attendance: Ticket Price: Length: 300,000 $230 250,000 3 DAYS 200,000 $750 6 DAYS EUMBERSHOOT bonnars Sosquatah! $: Attendance: Ticket Price: Attendance: Ticket Price: Length: Length: 3 DAYS Attendance: Ticket Price: Length: 125,000 $165 120,000 $209 U DAYS 100,000 $315 4 DAYS A CLOSER LOOK AT SOME OF THE TOP FESTIVALS CMA SXSW CLASTONBURY (Country Music Association) 65,000 S168 MILLION 3 MILLION CALLONS Average daily attendance Festiva's boost to Austin's Amount of water consumed economy in 2011 770 2,500 $74 MILLION SUG MILLION Number of toilets used Number of media credentials issued Hotel Booze 800,000 CALLONS revenue revenue 210 $240 Amount of human waste collected Number of domestic and international media outlets present Average hotel room rate during the festival 30 MEGAWATTS 38.6 2,286 Electricity needed to power the festival Average fan age Number of musical acts 27 56 $70,000 Number of nations fans came from Street value of illicit drugs seized by police at the 2011 festival Number of countries they represent MUSIC FESTIVALS THROUGHOUT THE AGES -4,500 BCE Ancient Egyptian religious music festivals 600 BCE- Ancient Greek athletic and music festivals -1897 Irish Music Festival in Dublin 1924- ATTENDANCE: 100,000 Ole Time Fiddlers and Bluegrass Festival, North Carolina 1967 ATTENDANCE: 50,000 1968- ATTENDANCE: 100,000 Newport Pop Festival 1970- ATTENDANCE: 200,000 Monterey International Pop Festival 1969 ATTENDANCE: 500,000 Woodstock VANS WARPED TOUR '11 Atlanta Pop Festival -1985 ATTENDANCE: 1 MILLION Live Aid 10 cities around the globe on one day 1995- ATTENDANCE: 500,000 Van's Warped Tour WHEN MUSIC FESTIVALS ATTACK OZARK MUSIC FESTIVAL, 1974 50,000 350,000 800 Number of people treated for drug overdoses Number of fans Number of fans that promoters promised would attend actually showed up MASSIVE TRAFFIC JAMS CRIPPLED THE CITY WOODSTOCK MUSIC & ART FAIR, 1969 9-MILE When a concession stand raised its burger price from y00,000 traffic jams halted performer entry to the festival and many were brought in by army helicopters 25 CENTS to $1 people attended the festival during its peak time festival goers burned it down, seeing the price hike as capitalism ALTAMONT SPEEDWAY FREE FESTIVAL, 1969 $500 1 300,000 WORTH OF BEER Payment for the Hells Angels, hired by the Rolling Stones as security teenager with a gun was stabbed to death by a member of the motorcycle gang Attendance fan drowned in an Number of people killed in a hit-and-run car accident Number of births at the festival irrigation canal SOURCES Sequipsupply

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