Ninety-three per cent of festivalgoers have not been put off by the recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London and say they plan to attend festivals as normal this year.
The survey by events and ticketing agent, Skiddle, shows that almost all people who have bought tickets still plan to attend festivals large and small over the summer.
Of the 93 per cent who said they hadn’t been put off attending festivals or live music events as a result of the recent terror attacks, more than three quarters said they refuse to be scared about attending live events. 55 per cent said they are unwilling to give up live music and 36 per cent said they still believe live music events and festivals are safe.
Skiddle co-founder and director, Richard Dyer, commented: “It’s encouraging to see the results of this survey and we are delighted that people are embracing the festivals and live music events with more enthusiasm than ever before.
“As we saw immediately after the attacks; community spirit and togetherness through music brought people closer together and it seems the public are refusing to let anything stop them from enjoying the festival season, which is a huge highlight of many people’s calendars.
“Skiddle has been based in the North West for over 16 years and all our staff are local to the area. As a result, the Manchester attack felt particularly close to home for us. They say the show must go on, and we are delighted to be able to do our bit to help people stick two fingers up at anyone who challenges this way of life.”