“We did more sales on Saturday (Dec. 1st) then we did the entire month of December last year,” says VI MusicFest Operations Manager, Marcy Jaster. “Our on line ticket system handled the demand well and we’ve also been available to help people navigate the ticket buying process.”
Now that the “Christmas in July” tickets have sold out MusicFest will release the next series, which while at a higher price point, is still very reasonable. “We have a limited number of tickets available at the next price point as well, so I wouldn’t wait if I were you,” cautioned Susan Wood, MusicFest Marketing Manager. “The festival sold out very early last year and a lot of folks waited too long to get their tickets. And, if this first round of tickets sales is any indication we could very well sell out even earlier this year.”
With performer announcements scheduled to begin in January Artistic Director / Executive Producer Doug Cox is delighted that festivalgoers are already this excited. “We are going to have another stellar line up this year with a great cross section of genres and performers. You won’t be disappointed – unless you don’t have a ticket.”
Vancouver Island MusicFest also launched a refreshed version of their website this week www.islandmusicfest.com Working with the web designers at Dialect the site reflects the colours and textures of the Comox Valley and is much cleaner and more easily navigated. It also features a comprehensive festival archive, as well as up to the minute festival news and information. Ticket buyers can find everything they need to know about the festival on the site.