Event organisers plan 147 major festivals

16th August 2010

The UK is the party capital of the world, hosting 2,280 days of music festivals in 2010, new research shows.

Event organisers planned 772 events, including 147 major festivals, in the country, the study by acoustic insulation group Rockwool shows.

Bestival, V and Leeds and Reading festivals have yet to be held, but other major events, including Glastonbury, Rock Ness, Latitude and the Isle of Wight Festival, have taken place.

Rockwool director Paula Bateman told the Mirror: "It is staggering to see just how many summer festivals Britain now has."
For the research, Rockwool excluded events such as Edinburgh's annual comedy Fringe, free festivals and small gatherings for jazz and country music.

Earlier this year, the company, which also produces non-combustible stone wool insulation, took part at the Chartered Institute of Housing Annual Conference and Exhibition: Housing 2010, which was held at the Harrogate International Centre from June 22nd to the 24th.