November 18, 2017. Hampshire. A report into Mutiny Festival has revealed the Portsmouth event contributed £2,786,000 into the local economy.
Held on King George V playing fields in Cosham the event hosted American hip-hop artist 50 Cent and Chase & Status and Rage as well as Pendulum and Lethal Bizzle. One of the organisers Luke Betts said he was overwhelmed at how successful the festival had been.
"When you live in Portsmouth and can bring an event like this to your doorstep, it makes you proud.
He said: ‘We are local Portsmouth people putting this event on for the city and it’s great to see it doing so well. ‘We do so many nightclub events, student nights and food and drink festivals but the music festival is a huge step up.
‘It was overwhelming seeing some of the figures in the report but it was also quite humbling."
The report revealed the organisers, who also own Guildhall Walk nightclub Astoria and run Oktoberfest, spent more than £1.5m putting on the festival in May.
It also revealed festival-goers spent £768,000 with local businesses during the two-day event and it attracted visitors from more than 20 countries