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Folkie letting you lay-by your tickets

By Barcham - 15 August 2013 12

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I love the National Folk Festival, I love it a lot. However I do have to admit that the tickets are rather expensive.

Many people admit this actually, some even complain about it.

The National Folk Festival have heard those admittances and complaints and responded with a “Pay By Instalment” plan, which is probably not quite what people wanted but is a handy thing none the less.

The Pay by Instalment Plan option is only available for Season tickets, Season Camping tickets and Optional Extras for Campers. To take advantage of the plan the first payment must be made by 31 October 2013. Ticket prices under the Pay by Instalment Plan option are set at Early Bird 3 prices paid by regular weekly instalments ending by 28 February 2014. The amount of instalment will vary depending on when you purchase your ticket using the Pay by Instalment Plan option. An $8.00 fee is charged to each Pay by Instalment Plan customer to cover the administration fees and additional merchant costs incurred by processing the regular instalments. This is in addition the standard ticketing fees.

Check out all the terms and conditions on their site.

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Folkie letting you lay-by your tickets
Thumper 7:45 pm 15 Aug 13

Cuttlefish said :

Endrey said :

I played NFF this year and received a grand total of $400 to split across 6 performers for 5 shows (each to hundreds o’ punters). I’m no unionised mathemagician, but I am confident that next Easter I’ll be better off stacking shelves.

Yep. I only go when I’m performing but we’ve stopped signing up because its just not worth it.

Maybe they should look at having a small cover charge on the door of each venue? $5 or something, just to ensure the performers get paid? Of course, this doesn’t address those who perform in the ‘open’ venues but it may be something the NFF could look at?

I’ve been going for 10 years now and I doubt I will go this year. It’s simply getting too expensive with tickets, food, booze, etc, which is a pity because I really enjoy the music, stores and feel of the place.

As well, I must admit, crowds did seem down last year.

Cuttlefish 6:38 pm 15 Aug 13

Endrey said :

I played NFF this year and received a grand total of $400 to split across 6 performers for 5 shows (each to hundreds o’ punters). I’m no unionised mathemagician, but I am confident that next Easter I’ll be better off stacking shelves.

Yep. I only go when I’m performing but we’ve stopped signing up because its just not worth it.

Endrey 5:00 pm 15 Aug 13

I played NFF this year and received a grand total of $400 to split across 6 performers for 5 shows (each to hundreds o’ punters). I’m no unionised mathemagician, but I am confident that next Easter I’ll be better off stacking shelves.

Due to this trend across the craft, I’m unfortunately unlikely to spare the $8 for their generous pre-payment plan for 2014. I’m surprised they didn’t go for slashing the entry price, given attendance seemed way down.

Ben_Dover 3:17 pm 15 Aug 13

Is it just me, or are they selling these tickets before the line up is announced? Bit of a pig in a poke job.

I’ve never been as past line ups have been devoid of any acts which would justfy the huge cost of the tickets.

For less than half what you would pay for a NFF ticket you could get a ticket to Cambridge Folk Festival.

http://www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk/artists/stage_1__stage_2

Barcham 1:23 pm 15 Aug 13

Those electrical engineers have a word for everything!

sepi 1:16 pm 15 Aug 13

Did the canberra times showbag at the show have a 2-for-1 folk festival ticket this year?

We used to always get that. but we missed the show this year, so will probably give the folk festival a miss too.

what i would really like is a ticket for just an afternoon (or morning), cos we wouldn’t last all day anyway. But i dont’ know how they would manage part day tickets. But it would encourage people who have never been to try it out, without committing so much money just to have a look.

poetix 12:43 pm 15 Aug 13

Barcham said :

poetix said :

I think you meant ‘admissions’ where you said ‘admittances’. But it’s better than getting its wrong. Shows ambition.

Huh, I didn’t think it was an actual word. I was just having fun.

I did check before commenting. It’s a silly little habit I have…

switch 12:02 pm 15 Aug 13

Barcham said :

Huh, I didn’t think it was an actual word. I was just having fun.

It is in electrical engineering

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Admittance

Barcham 11:35 am 15 Aug 13

poetix said :

I think you meant ‘admissions’ where you said ‘admittances’. But it’s better than getting its wrong. Shows ambition.

Huh, I didn’t think it was an actual word. I was just having fun.

poetix 11:05 am 15 Aug 13

I think you meant ‘admissions’ where you said ‘admittances’. But it’s better than getting its wrong. Shows ambition.

switch 10:43 am 15 Aug 13

MERC600 said :

I haven’t been for years. Just too expensive

1) You are getting the choice of a lot of music going all day, 8am to past midnight (or even 4.5 days if you go the whole hog) by seriously good performers. Now compare the ticket price with what you pay for the average one or two hour concert elsewhere.

2) You can always volunteer your time and get in for free.

MERC600 10:24 am 15 Aug 13

I haven’t been for years. Just too expensive

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