V Festival announced as Best 'Value for Money' Festival in 2014

New report evaluates music festivals on their value-for-money

V Festival announced as Best 'Value for Money' Festival in 2014

Photographer: Shirlaine ForrestAli Ryland on 10 June 2014

Vouchercodes.co.uk's study analysed the cost of seeing the top nine headline acts of each British festival at individual gigs, comparing separate concert costs to the price of the weekend ticket. Glastonbury, despite featuring proved stadium acts such as Metallica, Dolly Parton and Arcade Fire, is relegated to second place by the likes of V Festival's Justin Timberlake, Lily Allen and The Killers. The infamous Worthy Farm event would only save festival goers £154.35, while V Festival's £242.61 saving is a cool £88.26 ahead. Though many would note that against the 100 acts that V Festival bill over a two-day weekend, Glastonbury offer a line-up with more than one thousand acts and far more entertainment over five nights.

Meanwhile, The Secret Garden Party clocked in as the worst value for money in the survey, a meagre saving of only £17.66. Bestival does not fare much better at a saving of £18.61, falling from £81.67 last year. Festivals that have climbed to third and fourth place this year are T in the Park and Lovebox, saving attendees £145.35 and £136.69 respectively. While all the big name festivals are likely to save music fans money compared to the pricey costs of individual concerts, the UK's festivals prove themselves slightly better value than the rest of Europe; Rock Am Ring goers would be £160.94, better off, while Pukkelpop offers savings of £149.21.

The results may not matter so much to those who prefer to experience the more uncharted areas of the lineup; however, if you're a sucker for the headliners, check out the handy infographic of headliner comparisons below.


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