The allure of summer festivals continues to captivate music enthusiasts, offering a fantastic opportunity to immerse oneself in live performances at an affordable price. While festivals may initially appear to be a cost-effective choice, those who are primarily interested in seeing the headlining acts might want to reconsider before hitting that “buy” button.
Although festivals generally provide great value due to the multitude of acts they showcase, individuals primarily focused on headliners may discover that attending individual concerts could be a considerably cheaper option.
To shed light on this matter, we have compiled a comprehensive list of festivals, comparing their ticket prices to the value of seeing the top three headliners in concert separately. Below, you’ll find a selection of festivals along with their ticket prices, headline acts, and the potential savings:
The table below showcases the ticket prices for selected festivals, the headline acts, and the approximate value of seeing those acts in individual concerts:
|Festival Name||Ticket Price (All Days – General Admission)||Headline Act 1||Headliner 1 Concert Value||Headline Act 2||Headliner 2 Concert Value||Headline Act 3||Headliner 3 Concert Value||Saving|
|Reading Festival||£286.20||Sam Fender||£41.95||The Killers||£223.77||Billie Eilish||£234.14||£213.66|
|Leeds Festival||£286.20||Sam Fender||£41.95||The Killers||£223.77||Billie Eilish||£234.14||£213.66|
|Boundary Brighton||£52.25||Sub Focus||£47.78||Pendulum||£77.25||Ben Hemsley||£103.92||£176.70|
|Bloodstock Open Air||£172||Killswitch Engage||£53.36||Meshuggah||£113.88||Megadeth||£132.99||£128.23|
|Parklife||£149.50||The 1975||£99.54||Aitch||£42.85||Fred Again||£113.88||£106.77|
|Creamfields||£240||Swedish House Mafia||£113.88||Calvin Harris||£97.15||Tiesto||£83.62||£54.65|
|Forwards||£114.34||Erykah Badu||£66.89||Bonobo||£50.17||Ezra Collective||£39.02||£41.74|
|Download Festival||£300||Metallica||£217.40||Bring Me The Horizon||£62.91||Slipknot||£31.85||£12.16|
|TRNSMT Festival||£200.10||The 1975||£99.54||Sam Fender||£41.95||George Ezra||£50.65||-£7.96|
|OUTBREAK Fest||£148.50||Denzel Curry||£25.48||Death Grips||£39.75||Bane||£73.26||-£10.01|
|Boardmasters Festival||£259||Lorde||£67.69||Liam Gallagher||£71.67||Florence + The Machine||£89.99||-£29.65|
|Green Man||£235||DEVO||£60.52||First Aid Kit||£54.15||Self Esteem||£77.25||-£43.08|
|Isle Of Wight Festival||£225||Robbie Williams||£79.50||George Ezra||£53.90||The Chemical Brothers||£41.55||-£50.05|
|We Out Here||£207||Ezra Collective||£39.02||Knucks||£39.82||Róisín Murphy||£77.25||-£50.91|
|NASS Festival||£165||Wu-Tang Clan||£47.74||Chase & Status||£22.50||Little Simz||£39.82||-£54.94|
|Glastonbury||£335||Elton John||£113.88||Guns N’ Roses||£62.01||Arctic Monkeys||£95.56||-£63.55|
|Wireless Festival||£248.30||Travis Scott||£70.55||Playboi Carti||£54.95||D-Block Europe||£39.82||-£82.98|
Please note that the list above represents only a selection of festivals and their respective savings. For a more comprehensive analysis of festival value across the UK, please refer to our detailed article.
At Love Discount Vouchers, we’ve conducted extensive research to provide you with the necessary information to make an informed decision about which festival offers the best value for your money. Our table indicates festivals that are either more affordable than attending individual concerts or those that may come with a higher price tag.
For the top five festivals offering the most significant savings, consider Reading Festival and Leeds Festival, with savings of £213.66 each. If you’re looking for the best bang for your buck, these festivals should be at the top of your list.
On the other hand, festivals such as Wireless Festival and Glastonbury may come with higher entry prices compared to seeing the headliners individually in concert. With potential savings of -£82.98 and -£63.55, respectively, it may be worth considering alternative options.
Our research provides valuable insights into the financial aspect of attending festivals, allowing you to make the most cost-effective choice this summer. To delve deeper into our surprising findings and gain a better understanding of ticket value for the UK’s most prominent festivals, we encourage you to read our full article.