Festicket survey says over 80% of festivalgoers are ready to party
A new report published by global ticketing platform, Festicket, suggests that over 80% of all participants in a survey they hosted are willing to go to a live event again, once coronavirus restrictions are lifted.
The survey reached out to more than 110,000 people on their platform – i.e. festivalgoers from countries such as the UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands who were all asked if they were ready to return to a public event among other pertinent questions.
Now you may be thinking ‘of course a festival ticket platform is going to come out with favourable results to host events again,’ but they’ve done a pretty comprehensive job with this survey and have even created a very handy infographic.
Festicket survey results
The survey suggests that 82% of festivalgoers would be happy to attend a festival within one to six months of lockdown being lifted. 66% are keen to attend from one to three months and 30% would go as soon as lockdown is lifted.
The survey breaks the results down even further to ask about the type of events.
Day parties top that list which makes sense.
But almost 70% were amped for a full weekend festie.
Understandably day festivals top the list of events that festival-goers will happily return to first once lockdown is lifted.
However, just under 70% said they’d happily go to a weekend festival.
Moreover, 59.5% of people said they would feel confident attending both domestic and international music events next year.
2021 seems to be the year everybody is expecting festivals to return to normal with over 75% saying they’d feel confident booking for next year within the next two months.
It should be noted though that festival-goers would expect events to have a number of measures in place such as hand sanitising stations, limiting capacity to reasonable levels and even offering free cancellation of tickets.
In fact, over 82% of festival-goers said that free cancellation would be a key consideration when booking future events.
Download the full infographic created by Festicket here.
The Festicket survey was done in Europe so results here in South Africa could differ but we have a feeling they’d be quite similar.