Why Splendour didn't sell
A DECADE after it kicked off in sleepy Byron Shire, the Splendour in the Grass festival has achieved something unheard of in its history: it has not sold out of tickets.
Co-producers Paul Piticco and Jessica Ducrou today confirmed that 2011 was the first year tickets to one of the biggest music events in Australia will be available for sale at the door, not having sold prior to the festival's first day.
But bargain hunters beware - there will be no discounted last-minute prices.The disappointing sales figures are a stark turnaround from last year's event, which saw the 32,000 ticket allocation exhausted within hours of release.
Organisers estimated about 30,000 punters would make it through the gates this year, the second and final time the festival would take place in regional Queensland.Read more at brisbanetimes.com.au