In the coming months, many of the festivals will be releasing their tickets for general sale. Many festivals now can cost in excess of £200 per ticket and it can be difficult for many people to pay that much money in one go, especially if they have other expenses to budget for too.
However when Reading and Leeds Festival tickets come on sale in March, the festival boss Melvin Benn has revealed that a deposit scheme will be put into place. With an interview with NME, Benn stated that he would love to reduce the prices of tickets but with the way the economic climate is at the moment, it would be difficult to do so. Festivals are becoming increasingly more expensive to run, from the infrastructure, to the lights, sound and bands. Benn also pointed out that he would love to reduce the prices of tickets, but it just wouldn't be viable at this current time.
I think this deposit scheme is a good idea. Instead of paying for a ticket one go, it will allow people to put a down payment for a ticket and then in the following months pay the rest of it off. I guess there would be a time limit - tickets have to be paid for a month or two before the festival?
Does anyone else like the idea of this deposit scheme? Should other or all festivals take on this idea? Can anyone see any problems that could arise?