We are used these days to tickets being at a premium with events like Electric Picnic selling out before a single act is named.
That’s not strictly the case though with events on over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Tickets are still available at every level for Forbidden Fruit, despite a line up that includes Elbow and Fontaines DC. The latter were a major addition to the bill last week. All Together Now, their only other Festival appearance of the summer is already sold out.
The number may be limited but you can still be a two-day, three-day or single day ticket with prices starting from less than €70.
In Dun Laoghaire, it’s a similar story for Deacon Blue on Friday night, Madness and the Lightning Seeds on Saturday and Primal Scream on Sunday.
With Bloom on in the Phoenix Park, Hugh Jackman and his Greatest Showman on at the 3Arena and a large number of Festivals getting the season well and truly underway around the country, it may be that we are simply spoiled for choice.
Add in 75,000 at Croke Park last weekend for the Spice Girls and the same number at Slane next week for Metallica, that’s a lot going on.
Then again we could be reverting to the traditional idea of not deciding until the day and then seeing what the weather is like.
Either way, it’s something that will be of concern to promoters as we head into one of the busiest summers on record.
The lesson may be that less is more, or maybe it’s just congestion around this one weekend. Anyway, it gives people the opportunity to get to see some stuff that they might otherwise have filed away as having missed.
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