A new study has revealed that 60% of young people don't plan on going to a music festival this year, as they won't be able to afford it.
18-24 year olds have said that they will struggle to attend a festival due to lack of funds - which is pushing the average age of the festival-goer up above 30 years old. It also pointed out how expensive festivals usually are, with the average festival spend coming to £423.01.
The research, conducted by MSN used a sample of 2,000 people in the UK, and gave a breakdown of the expected festival costs. On average, attendants expect to spend £100 on their ticket, £80 on food and drink, £70 on camping equipment and £60 to get to and from the venue.
Only 1 in 10 Brits are saying that the price increase isn't an issue, even going so far as to say that they'd spend up to £800 at the festival.
The average age of festival-goers has increased - as well as the average age of the headliners. The 10 most anticipated festival headliners of 2013 have an average age of 39 years and eight months, with 43% of attendees saying they're most excited to see acts which have been going for ten years at least.
Apparently festival-goers are getting older= - but you can't tell from this lot
According to the research, Mumford & Sons are the only headlining act at a UK festival who released their debut album within the last five years.
A summary of the festival research is below:
Average age of festival goers:
1) T In The Park - 37 years seven months
2) Glastonbury - 36 years eight months
3) Isle of Wight - 36 years one month
4) Reading and Leeds - 35 years eight months
Breakdown of what festival goers expect to pay for a UK festival - £423.01:
£103.66 on a ticket
£80.02 on food and drink
£71.61 on camping gear
£60.70 on transport
£49.67 on wet weather gear
£57.35 on festival fashion and dress-up
Favourite large festivals:
2) V Festival
4) T in the Park
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