Value For Money
The first question many people ask themselves about attending any festival is, “does it represent value for money”
Well we certainly consider that the “Sober Fest” does indeed offer excellent value for money. But don’t simply take our word for it. See why below:
- Firstly and maybe most importantly, you need to compare the Sober Festival against any other such festivals (if you can find one) on a strictly like for like basis.
- Unlike many other festivals we are committed to giving a percentage of any profits made to one of the good causes we support. As the ethos of the festival is based around the important issue of “Sobriety” and supported by people who share our values. We feel it is only right to give something back to the community.
- The number of people that are likely to attend the sober festival in 2020 is expected to be pretty small. This is in relation to the much larger music festivals out there, who can sell up to 120,000 in the case of Glastonbury at the very top end. So by doing simple calculations. Even festivals with ticket sales of say 30,000 and with weekend camping at price over £200 generate some serious revenues. On the other hand. If the sober fest sell say 250 tickets, the majority of the revenue generated goes on the fixed costs. This therefore leaves us with very little scope to reduce entry prices with the margins so tight.
- Many of the larger festivals find it easier to attract sponsorship for example “drinks companies.” This sponsorship can be used to reduce the cost of tickets if they so wish.
- As the Sober Fest does not allow alcohol to been brought to the festival or indeed sell alcohol on site. It prevents the festival from tapping into the this large revenue generator and again allowing the opportunity of passing on reduced ticket prices.
- We Include in the ticket price, free workshops and yoga/dance sessions. These activities have not only have to be paid for by the festival. Therefore if we take the cost of an average yoga class in say London of £12.00. The value to the ticket holder can be up to 60% of the ticket price paid.
- None of the traders or service providers pay a pitch fee to operate at the festival. We do this as we believe in a win/win situation for every person/business attending the sober fest. As a festival we need to attract enough people through the gates to make it viable for the traders etc to attend. By having zero pitch fees, we give the traders a far better chance of increasing their profit margins and making the event worthwhile for them.
- Unlike most other festivals, we provide free parking for all vehicles over one occupant.
- We do not charge ticket holders for the use of the toilets and showers.
- What is it worth for you to attend a music festival along with other like minded people who share your values.
So just to recap: If you prefer not have to tolerate anti-social behaviour – but do prefer to support local good causes, attend a meat free festival, have free access to yoga, dance classes and workshops and surround yourself with like-minded people. Then is certainly your type of festival.
Now I am sure you will agree that the Sober Fest is indeed fantastic value for money and we look for to seeing in May 2020 at the #SoberFest.