As we coast into the summer we approach the music festival season, which seems to grow bigger year on year. As much as we would love to spend a weekend in the sun drinking and eating rubbish and listening to our favourite artists, for many of us the price tag that many of the large festival tickets carry these days is just too much to fork out on.

Well no need to fear! Here at Shareagift we believe that everyone should be able to experience a music festival this summer, no matter how much spare cash you have in your wallet! By scanning through some of the webs biggest ticket sites such as Seetickets, Ticketmaster and Gigantic we have complied a list of the ultimate top five money saving festivals of this summer.

5 – Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC)

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At number five this Dance Festival in Milton Keynes is the most expensive on our list with day tickets starting at £60. However it has an impressive line up with the likes of Sub Focus, Pendulum and Tiesto all appearing this year! Well worth the money if you can stretch to it! www.electricbeachfestival.co.uk

4 – British Summertime Festival

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Next on our list is the British Summertime festival in Hyde Park. What we really like about this festival is the fact that it is spread over a number of different weekends, so you can pick and choose your tickets depending on the acts you want to see. This is a lot better than paying top dollar for a festival where you are only bothered about catching a few of your favourite acts. Day tickets start from as little as £55! www.bst-hydepark.com

3 – Wilkestock

At number three is Wilkestock in Hertfordshire, this is an annual charity music festival that has been growing year on year. This years line up has not yet been announced however in the past they have played host to such acts as Bastille and Ms Dynamite! Day tickets can be bought for £50 so keep an eye on this site as the line up is soon to be announced and we are sure it will be a cracker! www.wilkestock.com

2 – Electric Beach Festival

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One of the most reasonable festivals we found is the Electric Beach festival in Newquay. This is in the same location as the Boardmasters festival however it is significantly cheaper! Although the acts here are a lot less mainstream and well known it still has the appeal of surfing, beach parties and the fact that you can get your hands on some proper Cornish ice cream! Weekend tickets start at £35! www.electricbeachfestival.co.uk

1 – Fetswich

Finally for those who don’t want to fork out any money at all on ticket prices we have found a free festival in Manchester called Fetswich. This free event spans across a weekend at the end of July and features the best tribute acts from across Europe! This one if defiantly worth a look if you are up in that area of the country and don’t mind not seeing the real thing, after all you can always close your eyes and pretend! www.festwich.com

So there you have it! You can no longer say you missed out this year because of the ticket price, so get saving! Don’t forget here at Shareagift we can help with all your festival planning from raising money for a friends ticket, collecting money together for the car share or saving for that amazing tent that you were jealous of last year. Together we can make this summer the best one yet!

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Written by Nick Woodford

I work as the Community Manager for Shareagift in London. I love all things tech, travelling, gaming, am a film buff and ski enthusiast.

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