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In a record shattering 17 days, online ticket sales for the 15th annual Shambhala Music Festival, August 8th-13th 2012, have completely sold out. Tickets for the 2012 event went on sale on Friday October 21st and orders steadily continued after the first two tiers of tickets sold out on the first day.
“This is completely unprecedented,” said Social Media Director, Britz Robins. “But event tickets selling out well in advance is a trend we’ve observed gaining momentum, especially where electronic music is concerned. Many electronic-focused events across the continent are experiencing quick sell-outs, at a rate that has accelerated considerably over the past couple years. Over the past year especially, electronic music has been gaining popularity in North America, and we’re seeing that reflected in ticket sales in a big way.”
If you find yourself among those who missed out on online sales, fear not. Tickets will be available in stores on Saturday, December 3rd at Big Cranium Design in Nelson and Skyway Hardware in Salmo. For information on more BC & AB ticket store locations, visit www.shambhalamusicfestival.com.
Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis and are limited to 3 tickets per customer. Based on strong ticket sales thus far, a same-day sell out is expected in the larger cities. Shambhala 2012 is 19+, ID will be required to purchase tickets.
A Shambhala representative will be available at all retail locations on the first day of sales.
There will be a food hamper at each ticket store location on December 3rd. Bring non-perishable food items to be entered into a draw for a Shambhala 2012 ticket. Food donations will be given to a local food bank in each city for the December holiday season. Donations collected locally will be going to the Nelson Food Cupboard, and the Salmo Food bank.