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About Bachtrack's star ratings system: what does each rating mean?

By , 29 September 2014

Here are the guidelines that we give to our reviewers as to how they should assess a star rating:

* Little good to say about this. You would have preferred to stay at home.

** A bit disappointing. There may have been some good parts, but you would have hoped for a better experience.

*** An event that generally lived up to expectations but may have had one or two aspects which stopped it being truly memorable.

**** An excellent event that will be one of the best things you've seen this year.

***** One of your best experiences ever. An event that you will remember happily and be talking about in five years time.