May 16, 2013 21:16

60% of young Brits can't afford UK festivals says new survey

The average age of a UK festival goer is now 36

60% of young Brits can't afford UK festivals says new survey

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A new survey has found that 60% of British people aged 18-24 feel that they can't afford to go to UK festivals.

The report stated that last year's average festival spend was £423, including £103.66 on a ticket, £80.02 on food and drink, £71.61 on camping gear, £60.70 on transport, £49.67 on waterproofs and £57.35 on new clothes and fancy dress outfits.

Conducted by MSN – via Gigwise - the survey asked 2,000 people how much they spent and were willing to spend on a festival weekend and discovered that only 1 in 10 people said that price wasn't an issue, adding that they would fork out up to £800 at a festival.

The survey discovered that this year the average age of festival headliners is 39, and the average age of a festival-goer in the UK is 36. Mumford & Sons – who are topping the bill at T In The Park – are the only British festival headliners to have released their debut album in the past five years.

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