France’s National Centre for Song, Variety and Jazz (CNV) has released a report detailing the popularity of live events in the country, with ticket revenue having grown by 15 per cent to €930m.
CNV’s report found that there were 65,240 paid performances across France in 2017, an increase of four per cent. These performances attracted an average of 404 spectators, which represents a five-per-cent increase.
The overall number of people attending events increased by nine per cent to 26.4m, with the average ticket price going up by five per cent to €35. All these figures add up to a ticket revenue figure of €930m for the live events sector.
CNV said the increase in number of performances was fuelled by festivals, theatres setting seasonal programming, and other isolated events.
CNV attributed the increase in total attendance and ticketing to large-scale festivals such as Les Eurockéennes de Belfort, Musilac à Aix-les-Bains and the first French edition of Lollapalooza. The Stade de France and Paris La Défense Arena also staged big events in 2017, as did the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille and Stade Vélodrome in Marseille
CNV’s full report can be found here.