T in the Park best value for money concert

19 May 2015

Scotland's T in the Park has been named as the best value for money music festival in the UK.

Research carried out by money saving website PromotionalCodes.org.uk compared the price of seven festival tickets to the costs of seeing the headline acts separately and the number of acts playing.

The best value

Weekend tickets for the Scottish festival, which kicks-off on 10 July, cost £194, while the cost of seeing acts such as Kasabian, David Guetta, Sam Smith and Rudimental separately would set you back £299.43. With a total of 109 acts playing, it means music lovers will pay just £1.80 per act over the weekend too.

The second-best value is dance festival Creamfields (£220 a ticket, £2.29 per act), followed by Download (£215, £2.36 per act) and the Reading and Leeds festival (£213, £2.50 per act).

The worst value

According to the research, the worst value for money festival is Bestival, which is held on the Isle of Wight. With only 53 acts playing, you'll pay £3.60 per act, while weekend tickets will cost you £195 to see headliners the Chemical Brothers, Duran Duran and Underworld.

The V Festival's weekend tickets cost £199.95 to see the likes of Calvin Harris and the Stereophonics and has 51 acts in total, meaning you'll pay £3.93 per act – more than what you would pay at Bestival for each act – but Promotionalcodes found it to be better value due to the "star-studded" nature of the line-up.

Seeing the headliners away from V would also cost you £227.50 in total, so music lovers could save 13% if they head to the festival instead, which takes place on 22 and 23 of August.

Meanwhile, Glastonbury's £220 ticket price means the cost per act (of which there are 76) is just over £3. This year's line-up includes Kanye West, Foo Fighters, Hozier and Lionel Ritchie.

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