OVER 750 VIP TICKETS SOLD ON DAY ONE

November 17, 2017 – The City of Timmins is pleased to announce a successful first day in ticket sales for the 2018 Stars and Thunder Festival – Presented by Goldcorp – Porcupine Gold Mine.

An exclusive Timmins resident pre-sale was launched yesterday, November 16, which saw around $500,000 in sales, with the biggest demand being VIP passes. Over 750 8-day VIP passes were purchased on the first day of sales.

“We are happy with the first day of sales, especially in the VIP area,” said Mayor Steve Black. “Over 65 per cent of the tickets bought on day one were for the VIP area. We expected to see a high demand in the VIP area this year based on last year’s event and feedback, and we believe this will continue once out of town purchasers start buying tickets. We anticipated sales would be down from last year’s day one, as last year exceeded everyone’s wildest expectations with the craze of day one. However, selling a half a million dollars of tickets on the first day of sales in Timmins is a strong start to 2018 sales in relation to many festivals around the province, and we are happy to see the early support. We expect to see sales continue throughout December as we approach Christmas and thank everyone who has bought their tickets already for their support! Sponsorships are also off to a great start and we have already more than doubled our sponsorships from last year with another big announcement anticipated in December.”

Tickets will be made available to the rest of the world beginning at noon today. Those who purchased tickets yesterday, and who will be purchasing tickets today, will be entered in the draw to win one of 10 meet and greet packages or one of 25 free 2018 festival t-shirts.

 

 

 

Media Contact: Heather Duhn, Corporate Communications Coordinator

705-360-2600, ext. 2212     heather.duhn@timmins.ca