UK festivalgoers’ Top 5 annoyances revealed

The British public have named their biggest festival annoyances in a new survey by electrical retailer

It turns out that nearly two thirds of UK music fans actually prefer to watch their festivals on television at home rather than in person!

This year’s Glastonbury festival saw Adele and Coldplay wow audiences in Somerset last month, despite the event having “the muddiest start ever”.

The top five annoyances named in’s survey are:

1. Disgusting public toilets (38%)

2. Over-priced refreshments and merchandise (38%)

3. Long queues (27%)

4. Drunken crowds (27%)

5. Bad British weather (21%)

Glastonbury Festival

The survey was conducted as part of’s “Bringing the Summer Home” campaign, designed to make sure the UK public can experience every major live event this summer from the comfort of their home, thanks to the wide range of audio visual products .

Andrew Kirkcaldy, group brand director at commented: “We believe that just because you can’t get a ticket to an event, doesn’t mean you can’t have just as much fun at home experiencing it. I think anyone who watched the excitement of Glastonbury at home will agree!”

He added: “So, if you missed out on tickets to your dream summer event, don’t despair. We created the Bringing the Summer Home guide to help you throw the perfect party for the iconic summer events, AO style – complete with themed food and drinks, and the latest in AV technology to enhance your viewing experience.”

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