New study concludes festivals lengthen your life by 9 years

According to a study conducted by O2 and Goldsmith’s University Associate Lecturer Patrick Fagan, going to dance music events and festivals has a multitude of beneficial health effects, including potentially increasing your life expectancy by up to nine years.

Participants in the study reported back after going to a concert or show with an increase in feelings of self-worth (+25%), closeness to others (+25%) and mental stimulation (+75%). Overall “feelings of wellbeing” increased by 21%.

Patrick Fagan, Expert in Behavioural Science and Associate Lecturer at Goldsmith’s University, said:

“Our research showcases the profound impact festivals have on feelings of health, happiness and wellbeing – with fortnightly or regular attendance being the key. Combining all of our findings with O2’s research, we arrive at a prescription of a gig a fortnight [once every two weeks] which could pave the way for almost a decade more years of life.”

With another busy summer coming up on the festival circuit, events like Tomorrowland (July), Creamfields (August), and AMF (October) now carry more importance than ever before! But with the study concluding that you’ll need to attend an event at least every two weeks for these benefits of longer life to occur, you’ve got no time to waste. Why not kick off your future life extension with upcoming London rooftop party The EVENT on Saturday 22nd June? Tickets are available here.

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(BA Hons Journalism), 30, London. NCTJ-accredited journalist and dance music lover specialising in interviews, features, editorial work, and reviews.

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