Many festivals across the UK are offering cheap tickets during a time when the saturated European market continues to experience ever-increasing ticket costs.
Last month, it was reported that festivals across the continent saw attendances decrease over the course of the year while ticket prices continue to rise.
The cost of a festival pass rose by an average of 8.3 per cent in 2018 to €178 (£155/$202), only a year after EU festival prices had stabilised.
The UK’s festival scene is one of the strongest in the world, but has some of the most expensive ticket prices. For example, Glastonbury 2019 tickets cost £248, while Reading and Leeds, Boomtown and Latitude are all charging over £200 each.
Some affordable festivals in the UK include the Brixton Disco Festival on April 27, which costs £25 for day passes. The Marked Ball in Cornwall is just under £80 for a full weekend pass.
The Liverpool Sound City on May 3-5 is known for championing young talent in the music industry, and its £39.50 price tag for a weekend fits in with its ethos of youth engagement.
Other cheap festivals across the country include The Great Escape (£70 weekend pass), We Are FSTVL (£65.50 day pass), All Points East (£59.95 day pass), Love Saves The Day (£65 weekend ticket) and Jam on Rye (£20).
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