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Isle of Wight Festival and Bestival among best value events

Wed 5 Sep 2012

Isle of Wight Festival and Bestival among best value events

Tickets for next year's Isle of Wight Festival and Bestival are likely to be in even greater demand than usual after the two events were named among the best value weekends of the year.

According to research conducted by VoucherCodes.co.uk, Bestival and the Isle of Wight Festival have finished second and third respectively in a value for money study by the website.

It worked out how much it would cost for festival attendees to see all of the major acts on the bills of each of the UK's big festivals at individual gigs.

T in the Park came out top, with a line-up boasting names such as The Stone Roses and Kasabian, but it was followed by the two festivals on the Isle of Wight that take place at either end of the summer's events calendar.

The Isle of Wight Festival was named third as the June event had acts such as Pearl Jam, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on the bill.

Research by VoucherCodes.co.uk showed it would have cost £437 to see the acts on the Isle of Wight Festival line-up live, which meant attendees saved £247 by purchasing a ticket.

However, those who are getting ready to go to Bestival on the Isle of Wight this weekend have done even better and have made a saving of over £260.

This is due to the fact they are going to be able to see acts such as New Order, Florence and the Machine, The xx, Sigur Ros and Stevie Wonder at the event in the coming days.

Duncan Jennings, co-founder of VoucherCodes.co.uk, told the Isle of Wight County Press: "The Isle of Wight is known for being one of the UK's live music hotspots, but this year it also cemented its position as the home of the country's best value festivals.

"For music lovers who want to see the world’s top artists without breaking the bank, a trip across the Solent will be well worth the money," he added.

Posted by Louise ParkesADNFCR-3083-ID-801442667-ADNFCR

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