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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
FloydFest 12, scheduled for July 25-28, is sold out, organizers announced Monday.
It marks the first time in the event’s history that each day has been sold out — much less in advance. Last year, every day but Thursday, July 26 was sold out, and that day missed the mark by only a few dozen.
FloydFest co-founder Kris Hodges said last week that he expected between 12,500 and 15,500 people each day. But the festival sold mostly multiple-day ticket packages, so ultimately about 17,000 paying patrons will have come to the festival by the time it ends, Hodges said Monday.
The bulk of the sales were four-day packages with such outdoor activities as hiking, biking and kayaking, in addition to music, geared to lure families and vacationers, he said.
“The heck with single-day” purchases, Hodges said. “We’re actually trying to weed out single-day.”
The event will eventually gear its sales toward four-day-only packages. “It makes everything just a whole lot smoother,” he said.
This year’s festival features Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The Lumineers, Old Crow Medicine Show, John Butler Trio, Brandi Carlile and Gogol Bordello.
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