MORE THAN HALF OF PEOPLE ‘HOPING TO ATTEND LIVE EVENTS IN NEXT 12 MONTHS’

More than half (59%) of people are hoping to attend big events such as a music concert, a festival, a comedy or theatre show, or live sports in the next 12 months, a survey has found.

On average, they hope to attend two big events over the next year – one less than before the coronavirus pandemic, according to Nationwide Building Society.

More than three-quarters (78%) of people who go to large events book their tickets online, the society found.

On average, people expect to spend £168 attending a live event, including the cost of the ticket, plus additional expenses such as travel, food and accommodation.

James Smith, Nationwide’s director of digital, said: “The nation is already eager to get back out there and see their favourite band, team or idol in the flesh.

“That eagerness can bring with it a rush to book tickets, and sometimes at the expense of our own safety and security.”

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