Just spoke with Adam Zacks with Sasquatch today who mentioned they're "nearly sold out all 3 days" of the festival. I wouldn't be surprised if all the tickets are gone by the end of the week. If you are planning to go, I recommend BUY YOUR TICKETS ASAP.
As I wrote in my column this week: "The lineup is pretty fucking outstanding this year, probably the best the festival has ever had...I'll be shocked if this doesn't sell out, so buy your damn tickets already."
Update: Ashley Graham at LiveNation confirms:
We are having record sales to the tune of 27% higher than previous years and are fast approaching sell out on all 3 days. That said, tickets are absolutely still available for the time being, and I encourage those hoping to attend to make their purchases NOW!
I hope that if they do sell out they consider throwing down some serious money for The Arcade Fire to close out the show.
I'm cool with Ween being the headliner and all, but it would be an unreal (and precedent setting) move to be get them as a show of thanks to the crowd for selling out the show so quickly and basically ensuring that the festival will live on for at least a few more years.
I've been to a few festivals that have died out after a couple years because of poor ticket sales due to lackluster headliners (due to poor ticket sales...it's a vicious cycle). and seeing a festival sell out so quickly is pretty remarkable.
Think of how many more people will buy tickets early next year if there's an actual chance that an even bigger headliner will be announced if it sells out.
maybe i'm crazy, but to me that's just good marketing.
Post by bradberad12 on Feb 24, 2010 1:08:39 GMT -8
I8, Thanks for finding this. I was wondering how tickets sales would do this year; it looks as though many people are as excited about the lineup as you and I. Of course it speaks to Adam Zacks ability to read the interests of his clientele, but unfortunately it also tells him that business-wise he didn't charge his customers enough. Expect prices to go up next year.
Post by psychicofficer on Feb 24, 2010 13:22:30 GMT -8
I hope it doesn't sell out soon, I can't buy my tickets for another month. That would really suck if it sold out before then. Already missed out on the 3-day passes and premier camping. If the whole festival sold out that would be a real fucking bummer!
I'm just not seeing the camping tickets listed anywhere - not on Ticketmaster or LiveNation. Maybe they just haven't been put up yet?
i bought my 3 day pass + camping in december and it offered camping as an add-on (and still does) after i clicked the find tickets button. i don't think you can buy camping separately.
Correct, they are trying to discourage campers who have no intention on attending the festival. Pretty fun weekend for $99, even if you don't see any music. They are trying to discourage scalpers as well.
They won't disallow you entrance to the camp site if you have tickets. They might require you to show your tickets to get a camping pass upon arrival, at the least. If you are really freaked out about it, you can buy a Sunday ticket on ticketmaster, and buy up to two regular camping tickets. You can then sell the Sunday ticket after it sells out (for face of course), and sell the other camping pass to another boarder who also didn't buy the initial pass add on.
As for the Stranger, they said word on the street is that Soundgarden was confirmed, so I'm not sure I trust their proclamation that the festival is almost sold out. I wouldn't doubt it though.
Three day passes are on sale again. I can't help but thinking this means the festival is not close to selling out, despite what we've heard.
i can't help but be kinda really pissed to know they're back on sell b/c i bought each day individually for a higher price. you maybe not think 70 bucks is a big difference but... in my situation it kinda is. oh well... at least i'm going!
so i agree with you though, knowidyuh. in fact, a couple days ago, i actually tried to google if there was anything said about the festival NOT being sold out yet. i think it was a selling tactic. i feel betrayed! :p