According to Wish You Were Here, 2015 saw a total of 27.7 million people attend a range of live music events across the UK, an increase of 10.8 million since 2011.

As a regular gig-goer and fan of live music, I am particularly interested in this rise in popularity and keen to find out more beyond the statistics.

Through a range of articles, I will explore different sub-topics including the introduction of DIY gigs, the growth of festivals and the issue of sexual harassment.