Live Nation To Sell 2018 “Festival Passport” That Gives You Access 100 Major Festivals Worldwide

first_imgToday, concert promotion giant Live Nation announced the 2018 edition of their “Festival Passport” program, which gives purchasers access to dozens of festivals taking place around the world this year for a single, fixed price of $999.Last year, Live Nation sold out of their 1,000 available Festival Passport tickets in less than one day. Following the success of that program, they have increased the number of available passports to 2,500 in addition to raising the price from $799 to $999. They have also added a VIP option to the Festival Passport program, offering 100 VIP Festival Passports for a $5,000 fee.The passes include entry into 100+ festivals taking place all over the world from April 2018 through April 2019, including Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Camp Bisco, EDC (Japan, Las Vegas, and Orlando editions), Electric Forest Festival, Forecastle Festival, Governor’s Ball, Isle of Wight Festival, Lollapalooza (Berlin, Chicago, and Paris editions), Music Midtown, Peach Festival, Sasquatch!, Sea Hear Now, Shaky Knees Music Festival, Sloss Music & Arts Festival, The Roots Picnic (both the Philadelphia and as-of-yet unannounced NYC editions), Voodoo Music + Arts Festival, and many more.The passes are available for purchase starting today and grant entry to many long-running U.S. festivals as well as some new events like Falls Festival in Australia, Sydney City Limits, a Creamfields event in China, RedFestDXB in the UAE, Poland’s Impact Festival, Openair Frauenfeld in Switzerland, and Edinburgh Summer Sessions. The pass also includes entry into all three Lollapalooza events in Berlin, Paris and Chicago.As Live Nation CMO Lisa Licht told Billboard in a statement, “Music festivals are all about the experience and we created Festival Passport as an innovative way to amplify that for music fans across all of our 100+ festivals worldwide. … Festival Passport is Live Nation’s tribute to our incredible festival community, and we’re excited to continue to build on the program this year by increasing the number of Festival Passports available and adding a brand new VIP tier. Those who purchased the Festival Passport last year have become part of the Live Nation family. Their passion for Live Nation and our festivals is awesome!”Live Nation will utilize Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform to keep the passports off the secondary market. Verified Fan registration begins today, Monday, April 9 and closes Thursday, April 12 8 p.m. PST. On the evening of Monday, April 16, fans who complete the registration will receive an email confirming whether or not they’ve been verified and whether or not they’ve been selected to participate in the on-sale. Fans who are selected will have the chance to purchase a GA or VIP Festival Passport when they go on sale here. beginning Tuesday, April 17 at 8 a.m. EST.For a full list of festivals included in Live Nation’s 2018 Festival Passport program, head here.[H/T Billboard]last_img

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