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lachlanm24
Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 12:42:45 AM
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This years pre-early bird tickets (on sale 6-7 months ago) were $290, now 2012's were already being sold at the gate the pasat few nights for $350..

Are we lead to believe BF has already/has serious plans to book big name(s) so early out?
Or are they just looking to capitalise on a well-attended and hyped 2011 festival?

Even still, a ticket price increase of $60 before the lineup is even announced is pretty steep considering that $60 is how much I had to pay this year on busses alone..
nickfromsydney
Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 1:58:48 AM
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Yeah, we paid $299 for our pre-early-prior-crazy-early-bird tickets...

Still... we bought our 2012 tickets today. :D
Paladin
Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 2:09:23 AM
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Yeah bought mine too!! Lady at the window said there wouldn't be a pre-early bird for next years Fest just an earlybird. That this was THE pre-early bird opportunity.

Can always buy with confidence though. Always a good line-up.
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at $70 a day it is still FANTASTIC value for what is on offer.

In 2010 for the 2011 Bluesfest the Pre--EarlyBird ticket was a special offer of $299...
In October 2009 for the 2010 Bluesfest the earlybird offer was $385..
In October 2008 the 2009 20th Anniversary Bluesfest was $290...

I would suggest that it is most possibly the best value and fairest priced ticket for any major festival in the country...

After attending every fest since 1994 and more often than not purchasing a ticket before the line up has been announced, I have have never been dissapointed.


lachlanm24 wrote:
This years pre-early bird tickets (on sale 6-7 months ago) were $290, now 2012's were already being sold at the gate the pasat few nights for $350..

Are we lead to believe BF has already/has serious plans to book big name(s) so early out?
Or are they just looking to capitalise on a well-attended and hyped 2011 festival?

Even still, a ticket price increase of $60 before the lineup is even announced is pretty steep considering that $60 is how much I had to pay this year on busses alone..
drwildare
Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 9:54:36 AM
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thenudeman wrote:
at $70 a day it is still FANTASTIC value for what is on offer.

In 2010 for the 2011 Bluesfest the Pre--EarlyBird ticket was a special offer of $299...
In October 2009 for the 2010 Bluesfest the earlybird offer was $385..
In October 2008 the 2009 20th Anniversary Bluesfest was $290...

I would suggest that it is most possibly the best value and fairest priced ticket for any major festival in the country...

After attending every fest since 1994 and more often than not purchasing a ticket before the line up has been announced, I have have never been dissapointed.


lachlanm24 wrote:
This years pre-early bird tickets (on sale 6-7 months ago) were $290, now 2012's were already being sold at the gate the pasat few nights for $350..

Are we lead to believe BF has already/has serious plans to book big name(s) so early out?
Or are they just looking to capitalise on a well-attended and hyped 2011 festival?

Even still, a ticket price increase of $60 before the lineup is even announced is pretty steep considering that $60 is how much I had to pay this year on busses alone..


The pre-early bird price for 2010 was also $299. I believe they did the same thing last year and had earlybird tickets for sale at the festival for 350 and then had a pre-early bird ticket on the net for $299. $350 maybe value for money but after this years fest I am not sure I would be considering a pre-early bird an early bird or any ticket. The constantly changing rules this year in the middle of the day is leaving a very sour taste in my mouth

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ryangb
Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2011 11:57:43 AM
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Can anyone confirm the dates for the 2012 festival?
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2011 12:08:01 PM
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The only reason I did not buy the Pre Early birds at the festival was that I am hoping the Aussie dollar will weaken over the next few months.

As for when Bluesfest 2012 will take place,that is child's play if you have a computer.

All you do is google "Easter 2012"

It then tells you that Easter Monday is April 9th.

Therefore,Bluesfest 2012 will run from Thursday April 5th to Monday April 9th inclusive.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
ryangb
Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2011 6:04:18 PM
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Thanks LoneRanger. It seems like a silly question I know but I just wanted to confirm that it is always Easter weekend before I start looking at accommodation options.
glenhay
Posted: Sunday, May 08, 2011 3:14:35 PM
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There's no info in the buying tickets section of the Bluesfest site. How do I buy the pre earlybird tickets. Soon as I find out I'll be buying them.
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Sunday, May 08, 2011 3:27:47 PM
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Did you buy tickets through the online site for 2011 ?

Do you receive Bluesfest newletters by email ?

If so,for 2012 you will receive details of ticket offers when they are available.

If not,then make sure you register through the members area on the website.


"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
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Posted: Sunday, May 08, 2011 11:20:42 PM

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glenhay wrote:
There's no info in the buying tickets section of the Bluesfest site. How do I buy the pre earlybird tickets. Soon as I find out I'll be buying them.


I think the PRE early bird tickets were only available at the festival
Early bird tickets will be advertised as per the Lone Rangers post
Phone the office to confirm


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glenhay
Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 11:21:05 AM
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Thanks to the two of you for replying. I actually emailed admin at Bluesfest and you're right, pre-earlybird only available at Bluesfest and told to watch for the newsletters. There is no way in the world that I'm going to miss 5 fun filled days of brilliant music next Easter.
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 1:33:22 PM
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The $299 5 day ticket I purchased off the website for Bluesfest 2011,was called a "Pre Early Bird."

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
richo
Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 5:40:52 PM
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My guess is that organisers would rather have a steady flow of ticket sales at a higher price over the "off-season" when it comes time to fork over money to secure headliers, than having to rely on a quick injection of funds from a lower-priced ticket over a shorter period of time.

$299 is crazy cheap for a five day festival with the lineup of Bluesfest... even $350 is a steal.
ScottM
Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 5:54:05 PM
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I think by pre-selling next year's tickets at this year's fest, they have actually created the purest loyalty system possible. Those who got first access to tickets were actually past attendees, not just website members. If I'd been there, I'd have likely bought one, just to get the inevitable out of the way. No point waiting.
Rachel76
Posted: Monday, May 16, 2011 4:26:07 PM
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Only reason hubby & I didn't get our tickets before we left this year was that we're planning on buying the Blues Buddy Package again - if they had been selling that too we would have bought for sure.

But already got our holidays booked and will be booking out camper in the next few months so just waiting for earlybird special as per the website/facebook hints and we'll be all set!
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