Research Shows UK Festival Ticket Prices Have Risen By 23%
It’s hard to believe that many of the UK’s festivals have been around for 20 years. But festivals, as we know them today, started on a smaller scale.
Our creative design friends Scruffy Dog have created a truly fascinating infographic showing how major UK festivals have grown. The infographic measures this growth in terms of ticket price, number of people attending and the number of acts on the line up.
Appropriately, Glastonbury Festival shows the most impressive rise. Ticket prices have risen from £1 in 1970 (you can’t even get an ice cream for that now), to a purse-walloping £228 in 2016. That’s a phenomenal rise of 22.7%! However, the number of acts you are paying to see at Glastonbury has risen from just 13, to over 3,000. That’s almost a 23% rise in musical entertainment! Surely that’s enough to justify the ticket price, right?
120,000 of you seem to think so! That’s a 7.9% increase in the number of people raving at Glastonbury Festival. In the beginning, there were only 1,500 with their wellies in the mud.
Read the full story at Music Festival News