Festival goers at risk of losing £1.8 billion worth of gadgets


This is according to a recent survey of 1,200 18 to 35-year-olds by Protect Your Bubble

British festival goers this summer are at risk of losing a combined £1.8 billion worth gadgets, according to Protect Your Bubble.

The gadget insurer surveyed 1,200 18-35 year olds in May, with calculations averaged against the 15.5 million 18-35 year olds living in the UK. More than a third of those had been to a festival in the past three years. 17 per cent of that segment had their phone damaged, 16 per cent lost a device, whilst nine per cent had their handset stolen.

Additional statistics show that average festival goers will carry £368 worth of gadgets. 30 per cent would carry more than £500 worth of tech. Just 10 per cent of respondents admitted to carrying over £750 worth. Laptops (17 per cent) and tablets (16 per cent) were also amongst the list of items taken to festivals.

Protect Your Bubble global director Stephen Ebbett said: “Around five million 18-35 year olds will hit a festival this season, either on home soil or overseas and, for many, it’ll be the highlight of the summer. But when you’ve had a few ciders, you’re up to your knees in mud, and living in a tent for a weekend, the risk to your valuables is higher.