A new survey about festival attendees will have you scratching your head

Been to a festival recently? Thinking/hoping about going to one in the near future? Then you’d better check out this study by TickPick on what’s been going on with that scene in this Second Summer of Covid.

TickPick recently surveyed 1,000 American festivalgoers about their headspace and uncovered the following:

  • The top artists by ticket sales are Elton John, Billie Elish, and Harry Styles & Jenny Lewis
  • Biggest-selling festivals in 2021: Rolling Loud, CMA Music Festival, Bonnaroo
  • 38% plan to party harder than they did before
  • 46% believe that recreational substances are essential at a festival (alcohol leads at 65%)
  • The most popular drug at Lollapalooza? Ketamine (58%)

Okay, what about sex? Glad you asked. Here’s a handy chart.

Wait! There’s more!

  • And the most-used emjoi in conjunction with Burning Man is (duh)

Let’s talk about COVID protocols.

The full study can be found here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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