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Concert at Sea sells 30,000 tickets in an hour

The Dutch festival, which takes place on a dam over Lake Grevelingen, sold out of both weekend and day passes for 2017 in an hour

By IQ on 05 Dec 2016

Bløf, Concert at Sea 2010, Ben Houdijk

Bløf at Concert at Sea 2010

image © Ben Houdijk

The festival director of Concert at Sea, one of the Netherlands’ largest music festivals, says he’s “stunned” by the speed of ticket sales for the 2017 event.

After selling 30,000 weekend tickets in an hour last week, the festival – which has been held on the Brouwersdam, in Zeeland, since 2006 – on Friday shifted 20,000 day tickets in the same amount of time.

“This is a milestone for our festival”

“This is a milestone for our festival,” says Lesley Grieten. “We are very much looking forward to making it another great event next summer.”

Grieten says he expects 40,000 visitors per day at the 2017 festival, headlined by Dutch acts Kensington, Racoon, Anouk and festival founders Bløf, on 30 June and 1 July. International acts on the bill include UB40, Tom Odell and BrotherlyLove.


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