From soaking up the outdoor atmosphere and sunshine to feeling the rush of the crowd while your favorite band or DJ takes the stage, music festivals are sure to be a great time. Besides the artists they want to see, music fans have some other important choices to make in deciding on which festival to travel to and attend. Average festival ticket prices can vary widely, from as low as $210 for the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, to $1,400 for Desert Trip in Indio, CA. Average round-trip airfares can range from $240 to $556, depending on location, and a 3-star hotel room will run anywhere from $78 to $702 a night. Priceline.com, a leader in online and mobile travel, and online ticket seller TiqIQ have teamed up to take the guessing work out of what it will cost to get to and attend this summer’s major music festivals.
Priceline.com has used their database to calculate the national average for flights into the airport closest to each festival, as well as three and four-star hotels in those markets. TiqIQ has tracked over $2 billion worth of secondary market music festivals inventory, through relationships with brokers, in addition to tracking availability of tickets through major primary platforms, including Ticketmaster and Ticketfly. By combining the airfare and hotel rates for a three or four night stay with the least expensive ticket from the primary or secondary market, priceline.com and TiqIQ have also compiled the all-in price to get to the festival and see a weekend of music. All prices, fares, rates and availability are subject to change at any time.