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26th April 2016

What’s That Festival Worth…

What’s That Festival Worth… April 2016

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Ah, festivals. Great aren’t they? 

I especially love the fact you have to pretend to enjoy camping to avoid upsetting your oldest friends, the constant minor threat of trench foot and above all, the nervous looking over your shoulder every ten minutes to make sure that a drunk teenager who has just failed to get onto a media studies degree at an ex-poltechnic due to the fact he somehow inexplicably got a ‘D’ on his General Studies A-Level has reached breaking point and is coming in your direction looking for a fight whilst tripping on dubiously overpriced legal highs.

Ah, festivals. 

And that’s just us as consumers! Then there’s you lot! You lucky artists and bands who have to travel around the great British Isles during our illustrious solstitial summer period, pushing splitter vans out of waterlogged fields that are fooling no one as legitimate car parks whilst your tour manager is acting out some form of ancient Greek stichomythia with a junior booking agent who has been given the job of breaking the news that “we’re awfully sorry, but there simply isn’t any time for a sound check” although it was implicitly promised over an exhausted email chain where fourteen people were unnecessarily CC’d.

Ah, festivals.

I jest, of course. Here at Sentric we do bloody love a festival and between us all in the office we attend a fair few of them around Europe every year. They’re amazing platforms for emerging artists to expand their fanbases to punters who otherwise wouldn’t have the knowledge, or potentially are just simply too apathetic, to trawl through SoundCloud to discover tremendous new music.

Also, they can be the source of some wonderful performing royalties for the songwriters involved. As we’ve mentioned on many blogs here in the past; performance royalties through live performances are an *essential* income stream for emerging musicians, so much so that nearly two thirds of all royalties distributed at Sentric Music are for just that. We regularly have artists getting in touch with their gloriously curious minds musing just what kind of money they can expect from playing these festivals, so in the interest of keeping you lot happy (which we utterly strive to do here at Sentric) we thought we’d knock up this blog.

So what have we done?

Over the years Sentric Music has processed literally millions of lines of data from various PRO’s (Performing Rights Organisations) worldwide. For this blog we’ve inputted every single bit of income we’ve received from UK based festivals from the past ten years and calculated an average figure for each stage we have information for. So the figure you’ll see below next to the stage name is the AVERAGE PERFORMING ROYALTIES GENERATED FOR A SET ON SAID STAGE.

Time for a pretty heft disclaimer here… *clears throat*

THIS IS A GUIDE. Nothing more, nothing less. There are many factors in the amount of money a songwriter will receive for performing their songs at a festival. This is just a guide. If you’ve played one of the events mentioned below and have not received the same amount of money mentioned then that’s because this is just a guide. You may have got more, you may have got less. You know why? Yep. It’s just a guide.

The amount of performance royalties generated for playing at a festival is dictated by a combination of all the following things;

 – The ticket price

 – The amount of tickets sold

 – The amount of artists playing

 – Which stage you play

 – Where in the billing order you are on that stage

 – The length of your set on that stage

So yeah, a lot of variables there.

With all that in mind, check out the rather mammoth list below! If you fancied sharing the post on social media then that’d be lovely of you and if you’re an artist who has read this wondering just what the hell is Sentric Music then have a click here to discover more. We’d love to have you on board… 

  

Alchemy Festival

Kaplick Stage – £22.80

Liberty Stage – £51.91

Philosophers Stone Stage – £8.93

Barn On The Farm

Acoustic Stage – £7.63

Main Stage – £13.20

Second Stage – £15.04

Beachbreak Live

Boat Stage – £153.71

Chai Wallah – £61.74

Leeky Sheep – £148.56

Main Stage – £83.00

Beat Herder Festival

Beat Herder Stage – £100.75

Maison D’Etre – £39.95

Perfumed Garden – £12.41

Rajazzle – £37.57

Smokey Tentacles Shisha Lounge – £20.38

Toiltrees – £36.96

Working Mens Club + Placeholders – £55.00

Bestival

Arcadia Stage – £196.42

Band Stand – £44.85

BBC Introducing – £167.08

Big Top – £4.97

Bollywood – £17.15

Club Dada Stage – £637.50

Gazebo In The Woods – £417.15

Pigs Big Ballroom – £117.56

Polka Tent – £227.12

Replay Stage – £109.30

Rock N Roll Stage – £32.57

Sailor Jerrys Tent – £34.24

Big Chill

Bacardi Bar – £103.40

Castle Stage – £62.95

Clash Stage – £102.85

Radio Stage – £20.61

Revellers Stage – £11.34

Solaroid Buskers Stage – £141.12

White Rabbit – £52.45

Bingley Music Live

Main Stage – £145.07

Musicians Stage – £51.81

Raise The Roof Stage – £124.25

Second Stage – £144.77

Blissfields Festival

Bradley Bubble – £31.10

Hidden Hedge Stage – £34.60

Marquee – £48.24

Bloodstock Festival

Jager Stage – £30.05

New Blood Stage – £72.97

Sophie Lancaster Stage – £24.71

Boomtown Fair

Arcadia – £145.64

Bassline – £155.64

Boombox – £83.08

Boomtown Bobbies – £178.70

Chai Wallah – £22.95

Chinatown Courtyard – £130.08

Devil Kicks – £57.94

Hanging Gardens – £56.50

Hidden Woods – £71.80

Old Town Theatre – £67.85

Poco Loco – £11.70

The Ballroom – £11.27

Town Centre – £1,139.50

Camp Bestival

Bandstand – £40.85

Big Top Stage – £162.93

Bollywood – £13.43

Castle Stage – £672.30

Polka Dot Tent – £45.98

Spoken Word Tent – £97.80

Cheltenham International Jazz 

Big Top – £73.09

Free Stage – £83.30

Chester Rocks – £177.09

Cloud 9 Festival

Headculture Tent – £117.84

The Calm Stage – £117.84

Cockermouth Rock Festival

Bar Stage – £13.00

Main Stage – £8.40

Rapid Fire Stage – £46.82

Slingshot – £5.37

Tent 42 – £36.95

Creamfields

BBC Radio 1xtra – £20.77

North Stage – £184.80

Pryda Mixmag – £577.42

Size Matters – £19.65

Strongbow Stage – £44.65

Deer Shed Festival

In The Dock Stage – £54.68

Key Production – £73.65

Lake Stage – £23.50

Lodge Stage – £284.50

Lounge Bar – £19.02

Main Stage – £66.68

Download Festival

Bedroom Jam Stage – £252.92

Doghouse – £134.08

Jegermeister Stage – £136.53

Pepsi Max Stage – £624.73

Red Bull Studios Stage – £279.60

Redbull Jam Stage – £22.97

Zippo Encore Stage – £717.97

Eden Sessions

Biotik Stage – £62.38

Med Biome Stage – £72.72

Other Stage – £76.30

Stage Right Stage – £40.06

Electric Daisy Carnival

Basspod – £120.24

Kinecticfield – £121.06

End Of The Road Festival

Big Top Stage – £127.31

Communion Stage – £211.61

Local Stage – £103.65

Tipi Tent – £59.78

Endorse It In Dorset

Wig On Casino – £99.95

Wildcat Stage – £18.17

Evolution Festival

Ballast Hills – £135.76

Baltic Stage – £30.75

Emerging Stage – £392.31

Main Stage – £330.80

Spillers Main Stage – £335.04

Umt Emerging Stage – £228.24

Field Day

Adventures In The Beetroot Field – £24.05

Eat Your Own Ears – £541.75

Laneway – £28.23

Shacklewell Arms – £33.83

Village Mentality – £73.44

Friends Of Mine

Capesthorne – £37.37

Lake Bar – £22.59

Lake Stage – £24.86

Ronnies Bar Stage – £21.56

Satellite Stage – £84.74

Glade Festival

Inspiral Stage – £15.20

Meteor Stage – £15.85

Origin Stage – £63.35

Overkill Stage – £141.28

Rinseout Stage – £17.40

Glasgowbury

Eagles Rock – £13.88

G Sessions – £12.33

Small But Massive – £18.29

Spurs of Rock – £41.20

Glastonbudget

Acoustic – £232.25

Big Top – £41.55

Charny Arny Tent – £850.78

Jubilee – £12.57

Main Stage – £40.24

New Acts Stage – £11.18

Saddle Span – £87.13

Glastonbury

Acoustic Stage – £342.55

Arcadia – £108.80

Avalon Cafe – £68.97

Avalon Stage – £85.50

Band Stand – £54.05

Bassline Circus – £367.15

BBC Introducing – £154.11

Bimble Inn – £162.60

Burbon Street – £7.00

Chai Wallahs – £59.20

Croissant Neuf Big Top – £114.58

Crows Nest Stage – £315.20

Cubehenge – £7.49

John Peel Stage – £60.10

La Pussy Parlure Nouveau – £13.66

Mandala Stage – £119.58

Oxylers In West – £210.58

Park Stage – £445.75

Queens Head – £18.60

Small World Stage – £92.23

Spirit Of 71 – £174.70

Toad Hall – £197.77

West Dance – £33.09

West Holts Stage – £96.18

Williams Green – £136.90

Wow Stage – £11.09

Global Gathering

BBC 1Xtra – £49.27

Carl Cox – £59.75

Metropolis – £29.25

Spectrum – £29.60

Toolroom Knights – £15.85

Green Man Festival

Chai Wallahs Tent – £50.78

Far Out – £65.78

Green Mans Pub – £54.99

Mountain Main Stage – £551.85

Greenbelt Festival

Canopy – £4.36

Centaur – £166.12

Performance Cafe – £69.22

Underground Stage – £888.59

Main Stage – £153.06

Guilfest

Acoustic Stage – £20.02

Backline Acoustic – £44.15

Ents24 Stage – £19.12

Good Time Guide Stage – £133.90

Main Stage – £162.99

Palace Stage – £150.29

Rocksound Rock Cave – £21.91

Surrey Advertiser Stage – £189.21

The Big Cheese Cave – £26.37

The Liveclub Stage – £20.26

Hard Rock Calling

Band Stand – £80.69

Hard Rock Rising Stage – £269.13

Pepsi Max Stage – £256.50

Hevy Music Festival

Etnies and Front Mag Stage – £19.94

Jagermeister Main Stage – £134.47

Local heroes Stage – £487.24

Punktastic Stage – £91.58

Red Bull Bedroom Jam Stage – £59.87

Rock Sound And Macbeth Stage – £38.63

Hop Farm Festival

Acoustic Tent – £3.80

BBC Introducing Stage – £12.05

Friday Night Noise – £29.37

Main Stage – £18.24

Ip-Art Festival

East Of England Co-Op Society Stage – £15.07

Galloway Live Stage – £3.68

Grapevine Stage – £20.38

Suffolk New College Stage – £16.95

Town 102 FM Stage – £18.94

Isle of Wight Festival

Acoustic Stage – £123.67

Big Top – £946.40

Bowtime Bar – £388.20

Cabaret Club – £77.38

Dance Tent – £32.11

Garden Stage – £162.80

Hipshaker – £145.79

Kashmir Stage – £35.65

Lifes A Beach – £23.10

Strongbow – £134.83

Kendal Calling

Calling Out Stage – £58.22

Chai Wallah – £19.92

Club Clog Stage – £133.54

Dance Tent – £42.14

Get It Loud In Libraries – £38.71

Glow Dance Tent – £9.10

Houseparty Stage – £20.91

Jagermeister Stage – £33.35

Kaylied Tent – £71.05

Main Stage – £186.52

Riot Jazz – £13.13

Songsmith Solar Stage – £76.80

The Kube – £16.07

Tim Peaks Diner – £4.45

Woodlands – £13.77

Larmer Tree Festival

Garden Stage – £238.75

The Arc – £5.63

The Social – £34.38

Unknown Stage – £29.66

Tipi Tent – £51.98

Latitude Festival

Cabaret Arena – £91.14

Film And Music Arena – £17.15

In The Woods – £333.22

Lake Stage – £136.24

Magners Stage – £5.27

Obelisk Arena – £426.00

Sunrise Arena – £4.40

The Alcove – £826.65

The I Arena – £173.33

Main Stage – £56.84

Leeds Festival

Alternative Stage – £359.53

BBC Introducing Stage – £131.19

Festival Republic Stage – £1057.99

Lock Up Stage – £439.02

NME/Radio 1 Stage – £2100.25

Oxfam Stage – £1125.60

Limetree Festival

Bet Lynch – £10.63

Green Mans Stage – £17.84

Jason Rae – £33.72

JB Stage – £22.57

Yorkshire Gig Guide – £13.10

Lovebox Weekender

Circus Kinetica – £49.74

Fringe – £395.46

Gaymers Stage – £126.32

Hospitality/Loveboxlive/Noisey – £271.95

Kubicle – £64.98

Lovebox Soundsyctem – £3.30

Main Stage – £153.12

NYC Stage – £359.07

The Bacardi Get Together – £13.10 

 Nozstock Festival

Bandstand – £45.46

Bullpen – £23.54

Garden Stage – £45.98

Orchard Stage – £80.10

Sika Stage – £18.28

Offset Festival

Hardcore Stage – £15.08

White Heat Stage – £19.35

Reading Festival

BBC Introducing – £125.18

Festival Republic Stage – £1181.60

Lock Up Stage – £506.39

NME Radio 1 Stage – £2345.80

Rebellion Festival

Almost Acoustic – £25.20

Bizarre Bazaar – £34.65

Empress Ballroom – £73.75

New Band Stage – £56.51

The Arena – £45.95

The Pavilion – £5.35

Olympia 1 & 2 – £19.49

Relentless Boardmasters Festival

Main Stage – £86.65

The View – £21.14

Relentless Nass Festival

Drum and Bass Arena Stage – £10.53

Indoor Arena One – £12.83

Kerrang! Stage – £71.10

Sika Studios – £81.32

Rhythm Festival

Le Mesurier Stage – £16.48

Unknown Stage – £41.73

Rhythms Of The World

BBC Introducing – £8.15

Icehouse Stage – £18.43

Main Stage – £73.68

Nettlebed Stage – £11.77

 Ripcurl Boardmasters Festival

Keg Dance – £48.81

Mavericks Stage – £49.71

Beach Sessions – £20.56

Relentless Stage – £75.15

View Stage – £32.33

Rockness

Bacardi Get Together – £15.15

Clash Arena – £195.50

Go North Black Isle Pub Stage – £53.94

Goldenvoice – £194.58

Howards End – £97.67

Rock N Roll Circus – £14.79

Strongbow Tent – £168.57

Secret Garden Party

Artful Badger Woods – £48.56

Chai Wallah – £69.51

Great Stage – £368.08

Living Room – £119.58

Pagoda – £136.80

Pigs Might Fly – £317.55

Remix Bubble – £25.88

Small World Stage – £57.15

Temple of Boom – £13.40

The Crossroads – £83.96

The Rhumba Rum Bar – £319.28

Valley Of The Antics – £44.89

Village In Ventre Camp – £67.30

Where The Wild Things Are – £66.42

Woodburner – £70.12

Shambala Festival

Main Stage – £20.20

Chai Wallahs – £80.41

Kamikaze Stage – £153.29

Lakeside Stage – £59.10

Rebel Soul – £19.76

Rusty Garden – £4.77

Sankofas – £24.46

Shambala Stage – £38.65

Social Club – £8.60

Slam Dunk Festival

Dance Stage – £17.56

Glamour Kills – £100.80

Honour And Glory Stage – £14.85

Solfest

Bar Stage – £48.37

Dance Stage – £29.58

Drystone Stage – £19.05

House of Joy – £102.69

Main Stage – £118.51

Sonisphere

Bowtime Bar – £45.56

Red Bull Bedroom Jam – £151.20

Bohemia – £184.68

Splendour Festival

2nd Stage – £392.40

Jagermeister Stage – £111.37

Main Stage – £240.50

Ncn/Leftlion Stage – £113.33

Standon Calling

Alcartraz Club – £5.18

Apollo Stage – £24.84

Main Stage – £117.52

Twisted Licks – £40.49

Summer Sundae

Indoor Stage – £39.32

Into The Wild – £43.37

Main Stage – £80.88

Muscician Stage – £18.36

Oxjam Stage – £82.39

Rising Stage – £402.20

T In The Park

BBC Introducing – £332.09

Main Stage – £3560.20

Red Bull Stage – £152.86

T Break Stage – £245.46

Tartan Heart

Black Lisle Grassroots Stage – £19.91

Garden Main Stage – £128.61

Go North Seedlings Stage – £26.50

Hothouse Stage – £84.64

Range Folk Stage – £20.27

Square Wheels Potting Shed – £20.10

Truck Festival

Barn Stage – £21.65

Cabaret Stage – £3.93

Last FM Stage – £6.46

Main Stage – £29.66

Market Stage – £26.23

Second Stage – £30.00

The Village Pub – £9.60

Veterans & Virgins Stage – £4.29 

Two Thousand Trees Festival

Greenhouse Stage – £43.95

Leaf Lounge – £4.56

Main Stage – £145.56

The Cave Stage – £31.47

V Festival Chelmsford

4 Music – £3185.60

Strongbow Stage – £409.62

V Festival Stafford

4 Music – £3090.93

Bowtime Bar – £77.40

Strongbow Stage – £628.49

Wakestock

Open Air Stage – £39.18

East Stage – £158.30

West Stage – £86.65

Wickerman Festival

Bass Camp Vinyl Frontier – £183.72

Green Man Inn/Ho Down Wendy House – £82.75

Acoustic Village – £32.86

Bass Camp Em It Tent – £3.18

Bass Camp Skiddle – £16.48

Go North Stage – £25.32

Rowan World Stage – £1160.40

Scooter Tent  – £175.79

Skiddle Com Showcase Arena – £35.76

Solus Stage – £62.06

Summarisle Main Stage – £165.98

Wilderness Festival

Bandstand – £127.38

House Of Davai – £191.35

Folk Guild – £110.53

Main Stage – £264.17

Wychwood Music Festival

BBC Introducing – £51.17

Big Top Stage – £26.11

Y Not Festival

Acoustic Stage – £14.45

Biggin Stage – £55.49

Cider Tent – £41.40

Hog And Barrel – £8.40

Main Stage – £39.00

Quarry Stage – £33.65

The Allotment – £34.55

The Giant Squid – £25.76

The Quarry – £30.96