Festival-goers can walk over 5 miles each day
Alexandra Pollard

09:36 7th July 2015

A new study has found that the average festival-goer burns around 9,000 calories, and walked nearly 15 miles, over a festival weekend.

Tech company Withings carried out the research, investigating how many miles each person walks, and how many calories they burn, both per day and over the entire festival.

Unsurprisingly, Glastonbury forces the most exercise out of its patrons, with the average attendee walking 5.1 miles a day, and burning 3,400 calories. If you're there from Wednesday to Monday, that's a total of 30.6 miles (more than a marathon) and 20,400 calories.

Some of the calories burnt also come about through dancing. The study found that the average festival-goer spends eight hours a day dancing (though we're not sure how they define dancing), burning an average of 400-700 calories per performance.

Of course, this is all more than cancelled out by the amount of beer, cider and burgers that most people consume - but Withings didn't do any research on that.

Not that calories should in any way be entering your consciousness when you're at a festival, but purely for your own entertainment, see the full list of miles and calories, via Metro, below.

Glastonbury – 3,400 calories burnt per day /5.1 miles per person
V Festival –3,100 calories burnt per day /4.6 miles per person
Reading Festival – 3,000 calories burnt per day /4.7 miles per person
T in the Park – 3,000 calories burnt per day /4.5 miles per person
Leeds Festival – 2,900 calories burnt per day/4.6 miles per person
Creamfields – 2,800 calories burnt per day /4.2 miles per person
Isle of Wight Festival – 2,700 calories burnt per day /4 miles per person
Bestival – 2,600 calories burnt per day /4 miles per person
Lovebox – 2,500 calories burnt per day/3.1 miles per person
T4 On The Beach – 2,300 calories burnt per day/ 2.9 miles per person

Issue Four of the Gigwise Print magazine is on pre-order now! Order here.


Photo: WENN