By Jodie Boyd 

Got your eye on booking a festival for 2018 but waiting for the right time to book? Let’s face it, festival tickets can be quite pricey and for a lot of people, there’s always something else that needs to be paid for first – car insurance, student fees, phone contract renewal…all the boring life admin stuff. And at this time of year, there’s the need to start saving for Christmas. Maybe 2018, then? 

No need, as many festivals offer payment plans, which allow you to spread the cost of your festival ticket over the course of several months so you can secure your ticket now and budget at the same time, without breaking the bank. We’ve selected a list of 10 great festival payment plans and the good news is that most of these come with no extra fees as a result of choosing a payment plan. 

Note that you still may need to pay a booking fee as you would if you bought your ticket outright. And as with any payment plan, make sure you can keep up with the regular monthly payments before you commit.

Download

Location:
Donington Park
Dates:
8-10 June 2018

Download's instalment scheme allows you to pay the cost of your ticket over 3 monthly instalments. Make sure you select 'layaway plan' after adding your ticket to your cart and entering the shipping address. Buy tickets

Bluedot

Location:
Jodrell Park, Cheshire
Dates:
20-22 July 2018

With Bluedot's 8-month payment plan, you pay the first instalment and booking fee upfront (£21.75 for an adult weekend camping ticket) and the remainder can be paid over the next 7 months. Buy tickets

Camp Bestival

Location:
Lulworth Castle, Dorset
Dates:
26-29 July 2018

For the ultimate instalment plan, Camp Bestival's 30-week payment plan allows you to buy your ticket for a deposit and then make 30 consecutive weekly payments, which works out at only £5 per week for an adult weekend ticket. Buy tickets

Kendal Calling

Location:
Lowther Deer Park, Cumbria
Dates:
26-29 July 2018

Kendall Calling offers a 9-month payment plan so depending when you book your ticket (the value increases with each release), you can secure an adult weekend camping ticket at the time of writing for just over £17 including booking fee. Buy tickets

Standon Calling

Location:
Hertfordshire
Dates:
26-29 July 2018

Monthly payments on Standon Calling's payment plan will depend when you buy your ticket. The earlier you purchase, the less you will pay each month (and tier prices do change so tickets become more expensive the longer you wait). The final payment date on this plan is 23rd February 2018. Buy tickets

Wilderness

Location:
Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire
Dates:
2-5 August 2018

The Wilderness monthly payment plan allows you to pay in monthly instalments on the 1st of each month with final payment required by July. So the earlier you book, the less you'll pay each month. Buy tickets

Reading & Leeds

Location:
Reading & Leeds
Dates:
24-26 August 2018

With a choice of 2 instalment plans available, you can buy your ticket between now and 31st October or between 2nd and 30th November. You'll need to pay £50 plus £8 booking fee upfront and split the remaining amount over the next 3 months. Buy tickets

Towersey Festival

Location:
Oxfordshire
Dates:
25-28 August 2018

Towersey offers the choice of a 3 or 5-part instalment plan and there are no booking fees added to the ticket prices. Once you've booked your ticket, subsequent payments would be taken in March and June for the 3-part instalment plan; and December, February, April, and June for the 5-part instalment plan. Buy tickets

Creamfields

Location:
Daresbury, Cheshire
Dates:
24-27 August 2018

With Creamfield's deposit scheme, you can secure your ticket for £20 and pay the remainder over 6 months, with the final payment required by March 2018. Buy tickets

Festival No.6

Location:
Portmeirion
Dates:
6-9 September 2018

Festival No. 6's payment plan comes with a £10 per person plan fee and once you've paid your £100 deposit to secure your ticket, you can spread the balance over equal monthly instalments, with final payment required by 30th June 2018. Buy tickets

Do payment plans make a difference to whether you buy a festival ticket or not? Would you add any other festivals to our list?

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