Splendour sells 50,000 tickets for 20th-anniversary year
2020’s Splendour In The Grass is now a historic event, not just because its the 20th birthday of the event, but with a new record for tickets sold.
Tickets went on sale to the general public on this morning (Thursday, Feb 27) and the biggest-ever allocation of 50,000 tickets were snapped up within an hour.
That number has risen dramatically from the 12,500 tickets sold in its first year, back in 2001.
“The response to our 20th edition of Splendour in The Grass has been phenomenal,” said event producer and co-founder Jessica Ducrou.
“We know many people are doing it tough in our local communities at the moment and we’re grateful for the opportunity to bring people together in Byron through the uniting power of music. We never would have thought when we produced our first edition of Splendour back in 2001 that it would resonate and mean so much to so many people 20 years later.
“We’d also like to thank our long-time ticketing partner Moshtix for their efforts today in delivering another seamless on-sale.”
Fans will get the chance to have another crack at buying tickets in the resale, which can be signed up to here.
Splendour organisers have warned punters not to purchase tickets outside of the official resale facility, with several tickets already uploaded to resale site Viagogo.
“It’s been Moshtix’s great privilege to be involved in this wonderful event for so many years and the incredible demand for the 20th edition is a testament to the efforts of Jess, Paul, and their amazing team, and the love that the public has for Splendour,” added Moshtix managing director Harley Evans.
“In difficult times, it will be wonderful to see 50,000 people come together in July to celebrate music and life.”
Camping tickets were particularly popular this year, with many in disbelief on social media suggesting that all camping tickets were gone within 5 minutes of going on sale at 9am.
Taking to Facebook, organisers have teased the possibility of other solutions for patrons who didn’t get camping tickets.
“If you missed out on camping tickets be patient, as we are working through other solutions. Sign up and watch this space!”