The audiences are known for being as star-studded as the line-up, and tickets are like gold dust but those lucky enough to get their hands on tickets to Coachella festival, will certainly be paying top dollar for the privilege.
Travel money specialist No.1 Currency compared the costs of the most popular festivals across the globe this summer on a per-day basis, once ticket cost, accommodation, food and drinks are taken into consideration, and found that prices vary considerably depending on where you go this summer.
When calculated on a per-day-rate, Coachella tops the list as the most expensive, at £187 per day. Admission costs an eye watering £252 while beer weighs in at £5.73 and meals costs around £9. However with the Californian music event a regular haunt for A-listers such as Kendall Jenner and Diane Kruger, the attendees can probably foot the bill.
Tomorrowland in Belgium closely follows as the second most expensive, at £186 per day but with legendary headline acts such Carl Cox, David Guetta and Avicii playing, plenty of people consider it a price worth paying.
Glastonbury is one of the longest established and best loved festivals of the summer, but music lovers heading there in June will certainly pay for the experience, with the daily costs the third most expensive at £113, and the five-day music event costing £565 in total – more than either Coachella or Tomorrowland. Glastonbury goers could spend an average £68 per day for their meals and drinks – and £340 in total across the five days.
Roskilde in Denmark will set revellers back £641, but for that you get eight days of festival fun. For those looking for a long festival, but cheaper day prices, Sziget in Budapest is 25% less expensive than Roskilde and also runs for eight days.
British festival fans looking to make their Pound go further are best off heading Hungary. Sziget in Budapest – where you can watch the likes of Ellie Goulding this summer – is the cheapest per day at £47, with the eight days totalling just £379. Heading to Exit in Serbia will set you back the least overall, with the festival totalling just £217. A beer there costs just £1 – nearly a sixth of the cost of beer at Coachella (£5.73)
And there’s more good news for festival addicts heading to the continent this summer. The Pound is 14.7% stronger against the Euro compared to 12 months ago, and 7.3% better off compared to the start of the year.