Travellers urged to pick overseas festivals
26 January 2009 10:37
Festival-goers are being advised to opt for overseas music events which can be both cheaper and easier to get tickets for.
The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) says that music fans should reconsider pricey British events such as Glastonbury and instead, try heading abroad.
Sean Tipton, spokesperson for the ABTA, said: "With flights to Europe being at an all-time low, the savings you can make on the ticket costs will usually pay for the cost of your flight and your food and drinks whilst you are at the festival."
He added that the Benicassim Festival in Spain is "near to some of the most stunning cities and beaches", whereas Serbia hosts "one of the most exciting festivals in Europe".
Mr Tipton concluded: "At the moment this market is still fairly small, and those that have realised the massive savings to be involved – plus combining the experience of a holiday – are laughing all the way to the bank."
The most popular eastern European festival is EXIT in Serbia which has been staged annually since 2000.
Started by three University students from Novi Sad, the four-day summer music event is held in the spectacular grounds of Petrovaradin fortress, Novi Sad.