Glastonbury named “best value for money” festival

9 June 2015, 11:54 | Updated: 9 June 2015, 12:14

Glastonbury 2014 in pictures - Friday

A report says that it’s cheaper to pay for a Glasto ticket than see the acts individually.

Research done by reveals that the festival - which takes place at Worthy Farm later this month -  is the best value for money festival of the summer.

Glastonbury saves attendees an estimated £247.45 versus seeing the top nine acts in concert.
The study looked at which 2015 UK music events would give festival-goers the best value, by taking the cost of seeing their top nine headliners in concert by themsleves and comparing this to a weekend festival ticket.

The report claims that the cost of festival tickets has been steadily increasing, many top tier artists are now charging upwards of £50 to see them in concert.
After finishing second last year, Glastonbury has regained its title of best for value in 2015 with fans saving £247.45 when compared to the cost of seeing headliners including Kanye West, Foo Fighters and The Who at their own shows.

This weekend’s Isle Of Wight festival takes second place, due to an impressive line-up that includes Blur, The Prodigy and Fleetwood Mac. A trip to the island would save you £203.55, while Reading And Leeds festivals come into third place with a saving of £195.09.

Last year’s top event for value, V Festival, has slipped down to fifth place this year but still offers festival-goers a considerable saving of £153.50.

Meanwhile, in Europe, Benicassim in Spain nets a saving of £210.13 for fans heading off to the beach to see the likes of Florence & the Machine, Bastille and Portishead.

The estimates are for ticket sales only and don’t include any extra expenses such as travel, food and wacky hats that may be bought from festival stall holders.

The full run down of savings is as follows:

2015 Festival Savings



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