Providing definitive proof that inspiration can strike from the strangest of places, Money Supermarket has put together a fascinating infographic for people thinking about starting up their own festival.
Obviously, they have focused on financial considerations but also considered other factors such as location, technology involved in promoting a festival and production elements. Well, how difficult can it be? - It's not like there are already far too many festivals in the UK and they have just had a historically challenging year now is it?
On the positive side, it actually presents some pretty interesting stats, the most obvious being the rise of Glastonbury from a 1,500 capacity event in 1970 with £1 entry to the UK’s most well known festival, attracting almost 140,000 people each year (taking this year off for the Olympics of course) with a £200 ticket price.
As part of the infographic, Creamfields promoter James Barton sensibly warns aspiring promoters: “Don’t do it unless you have the funding in place to cover any losses”.
To check it out, go here.
Also, check out the previously reported festival map produced by UK Music here.