Tiree Music Festival (TMF) today released details of the annual visitor survey and economic impact report for the festival. Independently conducted by Stirling based MKA Economics, the report on the 2016 festival has highlighted that TMF generated an economic impact of £951,117 – an overall increase of 51% on the 2015 event. The report also states that if taking multiplier effects into account, it is likely that the economic impact of the event has surpassed the £1million mark for the first time.
It is another incredible achievement by the festival that was only formed in 2010 yet has grown rapidly to become a multi-award winning event that has recently once again been crowned the ‘Best Small Event in Scotland’ at the Scottish Event Awards in October.
Brenda O’Hara MSP recently described the festival as a “cultural coup for the island” commending the directors and team behind the festival for their commitment to the social enterprise event and its importance to the tourism industry of Argyll & Bute as a whole. The achievements of the festival were raised at the House of Commons in an Early Day Motion by Mr O’Hara.
Early bird tickets for Tiree Music Festival 2017 go on sale on Sunday 27th at 12.00 noon and those planning on snapping up the discounted tickets are advised to book early as the tickets sold out in less than 3 hours last year. More information on the tickets and the full economic impact report can be found at www.tireemusicfestival.co.uk