More than 14m music tourists attended live events in the U.K. in 2022, generating £6.6b in spending, according to a report from UK Music.

In the first full year of live music operation following the COVID-19 pandemic, there were 13.3m domestic and 1.1m foreign music tourists, according to the Here, There and Everywhere report.

Attendance at U.K. festivals and concerts reached 37.1m, with 6.5m music fans attending festivals and 30.6m attending concerts, UK Music. says The report says that total employment sustained by music tourism in 2022 was 56k.

London was by far the busiest city, attracting £2b in music tourist spend across 4.9m people.

The org says the £6.6b could increase significantly by 2030 with the right support from Government, local councils and others.

“While music generates huge benefits for our local areas, the infrastructure and talent pipeline that it relies on still faces huge challenges,” UK Music Chief Executive Jamie Njoku-Goodwin said. “With a venue closing every week, one in six festivals not returning since the pandemic, and many studios facing huge economic pressures, it’s vital that we protect the musical infrastructure that does so much for our towns and cities.”