Music festivals: age distribution of visitors in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016

This statistic displays the age distribution of festival-goers in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016. In that year, just over 50 percent of festival visitors were aged 30 years and under, with the greatest share being aged between 21 and 25 years. A breakdown of UK festival attendants by gender for the same year shows that 40 percent were male and 60 percent female. The United Kingdom hosts a large number of music festivals every year, the most famous one being Glastonbury Festival held annually in Somerset, England on the last weekend of June. In 2015, 3.7 million people attended a music festival in the UK. When asked what they loved most about the festivals they attended over the past summer, the largest share of respondents cited the music, followed by hanging out with friends and meeting new people.

Age distribution of festival-goers in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016

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Release date

July 2017


United Kingdom

Survey time period

October to November 2016

Number of respondents

8,000 respondents

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Method of interview

Online survey

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