28 June 2013
2013 Aldeburgh Festival in numbers: a record-breaking year
Record number of tickets sold: over 27,000.
Previous highest was 21,500
Record number of bookers: 3,937.
Previous highest was 2,488.
Record number of new bookers: 1,347.
Previous highest was 575.
5,100 people attended performances of Grimes on the Beach
1,500 Aldeburgh residents attended a free dress rehearsal of Grimes on the Beach
£2,000 was raised at Grimes on the Beach for Aldeburgh charities:
the Royal National Lifeboat Association, Fishing Boat Restoration Fund and Jubilee Hall
Audiences came from more than 20 countries,
including Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland and the USA
A record 117 journalists attended the Festival
- 74 representing UK publications and 43 international (representing 16 countries)