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Post-Thanksgiving savings can be had on shows by The Coral, Ariana Grande, Craig David, James Blake and Young Thung, as well as Bonnaroo festival
By IQ on 25 Nov 2016
Several venues and ticket agencies have slashed ticket prices for the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend.
Chief among them is Ticketmaster, which is offering up to 50% off shows by Craig David, Bay City Rollers, Matt Goss, The Coral (pictured) and The Damned in the UK and a range of ‘holiday’ deals on Ariana Grande, Mary J. Blige, Kenny Rogers, The Jezabels and Andrew WK in the US.
Elsewhere in the US, a number of Pennsylvania venues are discounting up to 35% from Weezer, Disney on Ice, Harmlem Globetrotters and Foghat tickets, while Florida-based Ill Points is offering 20% off tickets to its concert series at Art Basel in Switzerland (James Blake, Chet Faker, Young Thug) next week.
Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, widely regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season in the US
In the festival world, meanwhile, Bonnaroo begins its 2017 Black Friday presale today, with car/camping passes thrown in for free when buying four general admission tickets.
And for those wanting to take advantage of Spotify’s Songkick and Ticketmaster concert listings, the world’s most popular streaming service is giving away three months of Spotify Premium (with full, on-demand music streaming) for US$0.99 until 1 January.
Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, widely regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season in the US (Cyber Monday is the following Monday). It has since spread to other parts of the world, including the UK, Romania, India, France and the Netherlands.
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