Which UK Music Festival Offers the Best Value for Money?

So many festivals, only so many days you can get off work … There will probably also only be so much cash in your fest-fund, so why not choose this year’s event based on how much bang you’ll get for your buck?


New research has let us compare the cost of popular festival tickets with the price of seeing all their acts one by one. Picking right could see you save up to a considerable £4214.40.


Creamfields is the cream of the crop when it comes to giving you your money’s worth. Getting to see headliners such as Calvin Harris, Avicci, and Jamie Jones will set you back £220, but the cost of seeing all the festival’s acts independently would add up to a whopping £4434.40.


Bestival’s headliners include The Cure, Major Lazer, and Fatboy Slim. Tickets come in at just £190, which is even more impressive seeing as the cost of seeing each act alone would be an estimated £2114.76.


Glastonbury is one of the most famous festivals in the world, bringing acts such as Adele, Coldplay, and Muse. It couldn’t get much better, and seeing all of those performers alone would cost a cool £2003.76 compared to just £228 for a Glasto pass.


Black Sabbath headlined at this year’s Download Festival, with other acts including Iron Maiden, Korn and Deftones. The cost of the festival was set at £205, but the cost of seeing all acts apart would be £1963.42.

Reading and Leeds

Reading and Leeds are two of the best around, with a ticket to either setting you back £213. If that sounds like a lot, keep in mind that seeing all the acts separately would cost £1707.71.

T in the Park

Buying a T in the Park ticket will mean digging into your wallet for £194. You’ll get to see acts such as The Stone Roses, Disclosure, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and all acts together would have cost £1624.93.


Headliners for Latitude 2016 include Disclosure, Biffy Clyro, and Fall Out Boy. You can either pay £205.50 to see them all at the fest or shell out £1184 to see them all separately.

V Festival

V Fest comes in at the bottom of our list, though acts do include notables such as Rihanna and Tinie Tempah. Tickets start at £189, and you’d pay £1031.63 to see them all.