Prepare your wallet: 2023 could be the most expensive year to go to festivals (and we explain why)

If the offer of live shows in much of the world was already enormous, after the pandemic it grew incredibly. At least in Mexico during 2022, practically every week we had the announcement of a major concert or festival and of course many paid a good amount of money to be present at these presentations. However, prepare yourselves (and above all save a lot) because it looks like next year, rushing out to see your favorite bands and artists –alone or in combo– could be more expensive than before… yes, just as you read it.

It turns out that a few days ago the magazine Vice published an article where they mentioned that Several of the UK’s biggest festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party and more have raised ticket prices for their next editionssomething that of course surprised the music industry of that country and especially the attendees, who will now have to put more money to check on stage the acts they have prepared for 2023.

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It seems that 2023 looks to be a very expensive year to go to festivals

To give you an idea of ​​how things are, Emily Eavis (Glastonbury organizer) declared that for more than they tried to keep prices for 2023, they couldn’t keep them for various reasons, including the increase in production amounts for a festival of this size to take place: “We are facing huge cost increases from holding this huge show, while also recovering from the huge financial impact of two years without a festival.”

And it’s that at least in the UK, most of the people Vice interviewed come to the same conclusion: the infrastructure costs to put on shows like these went up so much that the price of the tickets does not cover what the event is worth, much less the payment of the staff who works to make everything go well. To this, they also add a problem that many organizers have faced is the lack of experienced or qualified crew working the showsbecause they can earn more in other places and even festivals.

2023 could be the most expensive year to go to festivals (and we explain why)
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In Mexico the situation is not very different…

However, everyone who runs festivals in fish & chip country agrees that the pandemic affected everyone financially and now, people have less money before to see their favorite bands and artists. And although they want as many people with less purchasing power to attend and consider that continually raising ticket prices may not always be the answer, they are aware that they are not immune to hikes of any kindwhich makes planning an event on this scale a year in advance difficult.

Of course in Mexico the situation does not change muchbecause this year in particular we have seen a considerable increase in prices at festivals in our country, which they have to deal with inflation that is hitting us hard and this means that getting artists (speaking specifically of the international ones) becomes quite difficult, because they also have to pay a good amount of wool to bring them to Mex lands. So as you will see, it is time to save the fortnights and not touch the Christmas bonus, because everything indicates that in 2023 we will have to use them to see our favorite bands and artists.

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Prepare your wallet: 2023 could be the most expensive year to go to festivals (and we explain why)