Does Travel Insurance Cover Festivals?

Going to a festival this year? You've got your tent, rollmat and an immeasurable amount of glitter sorted. Way before you do the all-important luggage checklist, finding a travel insurance policy should be on the cards! Now it might not necessarily strike you as a super-important factor to consider but when you think about it, a lot of money and anticipation is invested in attending a music or arts festival, so why should you lose out should something go terribly wrong?

Should you have to cancel your plans at the last minute, you miss your train, coach or flight (all unforseen events beyond your control), having taken out a reliable insurance policy will be of immense comfort to you and your bank account.

Tomorrowland

Cover for festivals abroad and in the UK

Our policies are designed with you in mind, with either a Single Trip or an Annual Multi-Trip policy, and then four levels of cover to pick from. We like to keep things simple, and our mission statement is to supply 'hassle-free' holidays for everyone. With our Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels of cover and optional added extras like Gadget cover, you can tailor your travel insurance policy to exactly what you need covered.

Have a browse at the table below for an idea of what you can expect from each level of cover:

Bronze
Silver
Gold
Emergency medical and repatriation expenses
£5,000,000
£10,000,000
£15,000,000
Cancellation
£1,000*
£2,500*
£5,000*
Curtailment and loss of holiday
£1,000
£2,500
£5,000
Personal possessions
£500
£1,500
£2,000
Passport and other documents
£150
£250
£350
Personal money
£300
£500
£750
Baggage Delay (outward journey)
£100
£150
£300
Missed departure
£500
£500
£1,000
Missed connection
£500
£500
£1,000
Personal liability
£2,000,000
£2,000,000
£2,000,000
Legal costs and expenses
£25,000
£25,000
£25,000
Scheduled airline failure
£1,000
£2,500
£2,500
End supplier failure
X
£2,500
£2,500
Pet Care
X
X
£500

*Or as specified on your schedule

Gadget Cover

Gadget Cover

This is probably the big one, the reason you'd want to insure your festival frolic: the beloved and coveted mobile phone. Breaking — or worse, losing — your phone while secluded at a festival is probably enough to make most people wince their eyes with fear. Making sure your phone is secure and insured in case of any damage or loss will probably be at the top of most tech-loving people's list.

At Holiday Extras, we know how important our phones are. They connect us with our friends, family and letting us know what's going on in the world. For this reason, why not make sure you're covered in case something should happen to it while you're having a dance, walking through a muddy puddle or waiting for the coach. Our gadget cover is classed as an add-on and therefore you're able to select it as an additional level of cover on top of your policy.†


How to book or get a quote online

To book online or simply just to get a quote with your specific travel plans in mind, simply click below, and bear in mind the following bits of information:

    Location: Where abouts are you going?

    Dates: When will you be going, and how long for?

    Money: The total cost of the festival, including travel?

    Health: Any pre-existing medical conditions?

Book online with us today

Glastonbury and Sonar Festivals

5 top tips for attending a festival!

  • Drink plenty of water!
  • Bring a backpack or bum-bag to keep all of your valuables on your person
  • Avoid bringing unnecessary valuables with you or leaving them in your tent
  • Bring things like plasters and paracetamol — as well as any other prescribed medication you might be taking
  • Even though your normal schedule will be disrupted, make sure to eat regular meals throughout the day

Why choose Holiday Extras?

  • - Voted best insurance provider 12 years running.
  • - UK based contact centre and 24/7 helpline.
  • - Over 25 years experience selling Travel Insurance.

Holiday Extras' festival recommendations:

UK festivals
European festivals
  • Blue Dot, Cheshire
  • Boomtown, Hampshire
  • Creamfields, Cheshire
  • Glastonbury Festival, Somerset
  • Kendal Calling, Cumbria
  • Latitude, Suffolk
  • Leeds Festival, W. Yorkshire
  • Reading Festival, Berkshire
  • We Are FSTVL, G. London
  • Benicàssim, Spain
  • Dekmantel, Netherlands
  • Outlook, Croatia
  • Primavera Sound, Spain
  • Roskilde, Denmark
  • Sonar, Spain
  • Sziget, Hungary
  • Tomorrowland, Belgium
  • Ultra Europe, Croatia
  • Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is sold and administered by Holiday Extras Cover Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under registration number 828848.

    Holiday Extras™ is a Trading Name of Holiday Extras Cover Limited

    Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is provided by Taurus Insurance Services, an insurance intermediary licenced and authorised in Gibraltar by the Financial Services Commission under Permission Number 5566 and authorised to passport general insurance intermediary services into the UK and registered with the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK under registration number 444830.

    The insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE. Great Lakes Insurance SE is a German insurance company with its headquarters at Königinstrasse 107, 80802 Munich. UK Branch office: 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, EC3M 5BN, company number SE000083. Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch, is authorised and regulated by Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht. Deemed authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number: 769884. Subject to regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and limited regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Details of the Temporary Permissions Regime, which allows EEA-based firms to operate in the UK for a limited period while seeking full authorisation, are available on the Financial Conduct Authority’s website.