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Electronic Music Scene Survey

Second Follow-up Survey 2020 (UK only)

We are now recruiting participants living in the UK for a third time to take part in our nightlife survey. To this end we are following up participants who have completed both of our previous surveys and we are also recruiting new participants.

If you live in the UK and have completed the EMSS survey in both 2017 and 2018 we will send you an email inviting you to take part for a third time, so please look out for this. Please do NOT follow the link for new participants.

If you haven’t taken part in the EMSS before but are interested in doing so now, you live in the UK and are aged between 18 and 34, please follow this link for more information:


Follow-up Survey

Remember the EMSS was two surveys? The second wave of surveys is going to be sent out starting the week of May the 7th. A link to the second survey will be sent exactly one year after you filled it in. If you have any questions, please refer to the contact page for information on the contact person for your country.




The Electronic Music Scene Survey, or “EMSS”, is part of a wider research project called ALAMA-Nightlife. ALAMA aims to further the understanding of nightlife behaviour, specifically that in the dance/electronic music scene in five European countries: UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden and Italy. ALAMA is funded by ERANID

Previous research often asks clubbers, festival and party-goers to fill in a survey just once, making it difficult to make inferences about what factors contribute to changes in nightlife behaviour. In the EMS Survey we will ask participants to fill in one survey now, and a second survey after one year. By investigating changes in nightlife behaviour and subsequent substance use, we will be filling an important gap in the current knowledge base. This is vital in order to better inform policy and healthcare decisions, and ultimately to make it safer for people who use alcohol and/or other drugs when going out.

ALAMA-Nightlife consists of four different studies:

  1. Comparing nightlife: In this study we will qualitatively assess the differences in nightlife culture in the five participating countries.
  2. Tracking changes: In this study we will use two EMS surveys to track changes in nightlife behaviour.
  3. ALAMA Nightlife EMA Study: In this study we will zoom in on a subset of nightlife visitors using a smartphone app and investigate how people are feeling and what they are doing on a night out.
  4. Breath sampling: In this study we will assess the reliability of self-report measures.

A more comprehensive summary of each study can be found by clicking on the titles of the studies or by the navigation bar.


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