Tomorrowland, Burning Man, Coachella, and thousands of other music festivals got canceled last year due to pandemic restrictions.
However, some festival organizers found an alternative to please some of their fans. Ultra Music and Exit festival are among many that transfer their live shows on “live-tv”.
Let’s take Tomorrowland, for example.
Around 600 DJs and 400,000 clubbers were going to be part of the Tomorrowland music festival in 2020.
On the 18th of January began the sale of “Travel packages”. Tickets for DreamVille started a week after, and standard ticket sales started on Saturday the 1st of February.
Thirty minutes later, there was a sold-out, and tens of thousands of people could not buy tickets.
Plus, thousands of tickets were bought by agents who resell them at much higher prices through other websites such as viagogo — prices in the black-market increase from 45% to 110% of the original costs.
[Tomorrowland official website]:
Day Pass: 109€ – 200€
Three-day tickets: 295€ – 510€
Day Pass: 193€ – 335€
Three-day tickets: 428€ – 845€
Even the tickets sold on the black market disappeared in a few days.
What Will Happen To Festivals After Covid-19?
Can you imagine peoples will attend a music festival as soon as all conditions allow it? If 400.000 tickets were sold out in 30 minutes. How long will it take after last year’s “break”?
Nevertheless, the pandemic has also hit many people financially way. Maybe some won’t be able to spend that much on traveling and festival passes.
Will people be afraid to go in large and crowed places?
Live streams have attracted a portion of clubbers, and will probably take a small portion of the live event, concert, and festival attendance. And that is because live streaming has its benefits. Eco-friendly, low-cost, unlimited attendance, and enjoy your favorite artists and music from the comfort of your home. More about the advantages of live streaming festivals and concerts.
Should we expect festivals in 2021?
Yes. Some festivals will take place this year and will also live stream their entire shows for people to watch at home.
Tickets are for sale at festicket.com.
If you plan to attend a music festival this year, do not forget to pack the essentials for music festivals.
A backpack with a reusable water bottle, a towel, extra clothing, and toilet roll is a must. A sleeping bag, tent, and one of the best earplugs for music festivals might also be needed.
The sound system on stages and around the area can be overwhelming at times, especially in such loud environments, such as music festivals.
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