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T in the Park is best value music festival

Sam SmithT in the Park has been named the best value for money music festival in the UK. Money saving website PromotionalCodes.org.uk compared the price of seven festival tickets to the costs of seeing the headline acts separately and the number of acts performing.

A weekend at the festival, which opens this year on 10 July, costs £194, while individual tickets for acts such as Kasabian, David Guetta, Sam Smith (pictured) and Rudimental would come in at £299.43. There are 109 acts so fans pay just £1.80 per act.

Close behind is dance festival Creamfields (£220 a ticket, £2.29 per act), followed by Download (£215, £2.36 per act) and the Reading and Leeds festival (£213, £2.50 per act).

At the other end of the value scale is the V Festival featuring Calvin Harris and the Stereophonics among 51 acts. A weekend ticket costs £199.95, working out at £3.93 per act – more than what you would pay at Bestival (53 acts, costing £3.60 per act and featuring Chemical Brothers, Duran Duran and Underworld).

But Promotionalcodes found V Festival to be better value due to the “star-studded” nature of the line-up.

Seeing the headliners away from V would cost £227.50 in total, so music fans could save 13%at the festival which takes place on 22 and 23 August.

Glastonbury‘s £220 ticket price means the cost per act (of which there are 76) is just over £3. This year’s line-up includes Kanye West, Foo Fighters, Hozier and Lionel Ritchie.

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