Performances by Tom Vaughan Lawlor, Imelda May, Glen Hansard and Josh Ritter helped the Galway Arts Festival record revenues of €1.835m in 2013.
The long running festival - which this July hosts the likes of Damien Rice, Sinead O'Connor and St Vincent - provides a multi-million euro windfall to Galway every year.
In 2013, the festival attracted 160,000 visitors over the two-week festival. This figure rose to 180,000 last year. Accounts lodged by Galway Arts Festival with the Companies Office show that firm recorded a modest profit of €2,761 in 2013 following profits of €20,717 in 2012.
Revenues for the year fell marginally by €5,569 to €1.835m. Box office revenue rose from €674,526 to €698,762 in 2013.
The festival receives the majority of its funding through grants, with €482,292 from the Arts Council, €227,000 from Failte Ireland and €229,759 from 'sponsorship and friends' along with local authority funding of €58,500.
The festival's total spend in 2013 came to €1.83m with €787,707 on the artistic programme; €324,552 on production costs; €357,388 on management costs; and €309,192 on publicity and marketing. Staff costs in 2013 rose from €429,107 to €442,743.