The dirtiest festivals in the UK have been revealed, and it’s shining a light on some pretty grimy behaviour across the nation’s music-filled fields.
New research by SpaSeekers saw 500 British festival goers being surveyed on their hygiene habits at festivals – including whether they shower, change their underwear, and brush their teeth.
Download Festival ultimately proved to be the grimiest of all, after data revealed that 40% of attendees do not shower at all across the whole weekend, 48% say they do not wash their hair, and a further 1 in 10 admitted to not brushing their teeth.
Reading & Leeds festivals also ranked pretty badly too after becoming the worst for not showering – with 42%of festival-goers admitting to going the whole weekend without having a wash.
RANKED: The UK’s dirtiest festivals
- Download Festival
- Reading & Leeds Festivals
- V Festival (now RiZe)
- BBC Big Weekend
- Wireless Festival
- Isle of Wight Festival
If you’re looking for clean underwear, it’s also advisable to avoid Creamfields, where 13% of people confessed to keeping the same dirty pair on across the whole weekend.
But there’s good news for Latitude Festival fans, who were revealed to be the cleanest bunch of all after scoring a cleanliness rating of 93 out of 100.
Although Bestival didn’t rank high in the dirty scale, it’s the most sleep-deprived of them all – with the average festival goer getting an mere average of 3 hours and 2 minutes sleep each night.
The grimy data comes only months after the festivals you’re most likely to get laid at were revealed.
The study shows that music fans at Bestival admitted to having sex with on average two people over the festival weekend, while those at Parklife are most likely to kiss someone, kissing on average 2.17 people over the weekend, followed by the 2.11 people kissed at Wireless festival.