Research by GoCompare has found V Festival represents the poorest value for money out of 15 of the main UK festivals. They looked at factors such as the cost of the ticket, overall cost of the day, and the number of artists scheduled to appear.
Glastonbury achieved best value through this formula, with 1644 artists across all stages in 2016, from which the dataset is taken. GoCompare worked this out to 15p per artist against the cost of a ticket, compared with £1.60 per artist at V Festival. The value of their research does become questionable, as no festival-goer could possibly attempt to see even the majority of acts performing at any festival.
The top five best value for money festivals were:
- Glastonbury, which costs £243 for the weekend and had 1654 artists in 2016, working out at 15 pence per artist and £48.60 per day.
- Bestival, which costs £170 for the weekend, and had 323 artists in 2016, working out at 53 pence per artist and £42.50 per day.
- One Love, which costs £110 for the weekend and had 110 artists in 2016, working out at £1 per artist and £36.67 per day.
- Festival Number 6, which costs £195 for the weekend and had 283 artists in 2016, working out at 69 pence per artist and £48.75 per day.
- Latitude, which costs £205.50 for the weekend and had 345 artists in 2016, working out at 60 pence per artist and £51.38 per day
The real winner here is undoubtedly GoCompare, performing the sort of ‘research’ that you’d have been lucky to get a C-grade for at GCSE, whilst circulating their name throughout the media for a few days.