Folk festival sells out within an hour
Monday 4th November 2013, 10:53AM GMT.
SARK Folk Festival organisers have ruled out increasing its capacity or frequency despite all of its 2014 tickets selling out in less than an hour.
They said that the island’s infrastructure would not cope with any more people, even though so many music fans missed out when tickets went on sale at noon on Saturday.
The weekend tickets for all three days in July next year sold out within 17 minutes and the Saturday tickets were gone after 21 minutes.
All tickets went within an hour, leaving many unsuccessful and unhappy punters, some of whom attacked the decision to allow people to buy up to 10 tickets at one time.
Organising committee member Jessica Nash said the event was a victim of its own success.
‘We knew they would go fast because they went fast last year, but we didn’t expect them to go that fast,’ she said. ‘Unfortunately, we can’t make it any bigger.