Festival season is almost upon us but getting the best experience for your money is all anyone wants, whether you’re at the main stage or back at your tent.
Statistics from the Festival Planner shows that:
– East of country will enjoy best conditions for festival season
– South looks the best bet for rain-free music weekend
– Glastonbury misses out on most successful acts to other festivals
UK festival goers looking to avoid a washout should avoid the west of the country this summer in pursuit of the perfect party conditions.
Information from the Festival Planner predicts that it is, in fact, East Anglia which will be blessed with the warmest average temperatures, during peak festival season between July and August.
The study reveals that it’s Latitude in Suffolk and the Cambridge Folk Festival which are typically the best places to enjoy the best of the British summer weather while soaking up the festival feel. Average temperatures for the venues are set to get the mercury rising to 20.3 degrees Celsius over at Latitude, while Cambridge is expected to enjoy a baking 21.6 degrees Celsius.
The east looks set to be the best place for the hottest temperatures as well as one of the top places to go to avoid the rain with only a 34.8% chance of rain.
The least chance of rain appears to be in the south of the country with the likes of Bestival, Isle of Wight and Reading Festival topping the list of driest festivals. With an average chance of rain expected at 34.5% across the southern venues during the festivals, these three are the best chances of enjoying a rain-free weekend with Bestival proving to be the best in the country at 32.7%.
For those who can’t imagine a festival without the mud and the wellies, Download Festival in Derbyshire or the Green Man festival in Wales are probably for you with the two have the highest chance of rainfall at 40.2%.
If the weather doesn’t make a bit of difference and you just want to catch the best acts then the Festival Planner also provides the details on where you can find the biggest stars for your money.
The planner shows that Reading and Leeds is the best value for chart success from its headline acts. With Muse, Eminem, and Kasabian topping the bill over the weekend, the trio has 16 No.1 albums to their names.
Glastonbury takes joint-second with their respective trio of headliners Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran picking up 10 No.1 UK albums combined level with the Isle of Wight festival’s David Guetta, Arcade Fire and Rod Stewart.
Festival Planner list for best weather:
1. Cambridge Folk Festival – 21.6 degrees Celsius, 37.2% rain probability – cost £167
2. Latitude – 20.3 degrees Celsius, 34.8% rain probability – cost £197.50
3. Glastonbury – 19.5 degrees Celsius, 35.5% rain probability – cost: £238
4. V Festival – 18.5 degrees, 39% rain probability – cost £189
5. Reading Festival – 18.3 degrees Celsius, 35.8% rain probability – cost: £205
6. Isle of Wight Festival – 18.1 degrees Celsius, 35.1% rain probability – cost £195
7. Green Man 17.9 – degrees Celsius, 40.2% rain probability – cost £180
8. Bestival 17.6 – degrees Celsius, 32.7% rain probability – cost £175
9. Leeds Festival – 17.8 degrees Celsius, 39.8% rain probability – cost: £205
10. Download Festival – 16.4 degrees Celsius, rain probability 40.2% – cost £205
You can view the full results at: http://www.the-festival-