Isle of Wight Festival will be upon us in a few days and so it seemed apt to share these two fascinating threads from River Island.
As anyone who attends festivals will know, audiences have grown dramatically since their beginnings. The variety of music festivals on offer in the country is enormous, with little sign of slowing down.
Fashions through the decades
River Island has also created a series of composite images, showing the very first Isle of Wight Festival in the 60s, compared with today’s ever-evolving festival scene.
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How ticket prices have changed
Along with the pics of changing fashion, River Island’s research found that festival audience size has grown at an average of 535% since the very first Isle of Wight, with ticket prices increasing a massive 3,544%, just imagine getting that Glastonbury ticket for £1!
|Isle of Wight||1960s vs 2010s||Then: £2.25|
|Glastonbury||1970s vs 2010s||Then: £1|
|Reading||1980s vs 2010s||Then: £15.50|
|T in the Park||1990s vs 2010s||Then: £49|
|Bestival||2000s vs 2010s||Then: £100|