The number of Brits heading overseas for music festivals is increasing, as festival prices in the UK continue to soar. Music lovers from the UK are now choosing to fly to Croatia and other destinations to get their fix of music for the summer.
Though the UK offers an abundance of music festivals catering to all tastes it seems Brits can’t stomach the price tag of festivals such as Glastonbury, which now costs £210 per person – a 100 per cent increase compared with 2003.
Research carried out by Watchmywallet.co.uk revealed that almost two thirds of Brits that were willing to travel to Europe to go to a music festival cited their main reason as cheap ticket prices. Other factors that swayed the British public were the chance of better weather abroad and cheaper booze and food.
'With cheap airfares and lower prices for accommodation and food in many European countries, it's possible to enjoy a festival experience abroad with a little sightseeing thrown in, all for less than the cost of going to Reading Festival,' said Sean O’Meara of Watchmywallet.co.uk.
While tickets to festivals around the UK can cost upwards of £150, festivals in Europe are offering cheap “early-bird” tickets which mean music lovers can pay as little as £65 for a weekend festival ticket.
In recent years Croatia has become a key player in cheap music festivals, hosting several festivals throughout the summer that cost way under £100. Festivals such as Soundwave and Echo start from just £65 meaning festival goers have more cash to spend once they get to the event.
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