Cost Differences Between Festivals And Festivals

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Dhani Jones once said “There is nothing better than live music. It’s raw energy, and raw energy feeds the soul.” Around the world millions of people go to music festivals and concerts that are performed daily. But, many people who are not as experienced with live music don’t know what to expect in the sense of going to a festival or a concert. Despite the idea that concerts and festivals are basically the same, there are many differences in cost, time commitment, location, artist quantity, and number of people attending the event.
Cost is one of the ways that concerts and music festivals differ. Taking into consideration that ticket prices will vary depending on artist(s), location, and seating options, there are still extraordinarily obvious cost differences. According to an submitted by ABC News “the average price of a concert ticket during the first six months of the year was $46.69…” (Catherine Valenti p.1). On the other hand, claims from USA Today state that “Ticket prices for Coachella this year range from about $400 for general admission to $900 for VIP tickets…” (Lindsay Lyons p.1). As you can see the price difference is very noticeable and something to be taken into consideration.
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At a concert you commonly expect to be viewing one individual artist with the possibility of feature artists. For example, Hip Hop/ R&B artist Drake invited Future to be part of his “Summer 16” tour. Viewers of the performance enjoyed songs from each individual artist, as well as popular songs created together. (Drake and Future’s Summer Sixteen Tour). On the flip side, music festivals can have up to 100+ artists that you are open to view as you please. The popular music festival Coachella, has booked over one hundred fifty artists for the 2018 event in April. These artists including top influencers such as; The Weeknd, Beyonce, Eminem, Migos, Post Malone and many more. (Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival line
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