Locals urged to act fast to secure tickets

Organisers of Stendhal Festival presents Unlocked have urged any local residents who are hoping to attend the series of socially distanced music events in August and September to act fast to ensure they get tickets.

Due to reduced numbers at the events, tickets are expected to sell faster than ever before (all of the initial first release tickets for event 1 sold out in under a week) and organisers say that local people are usually among the last to purchase tickets.

Usally 10,000 people visit Ballymully Cottage Farm for Stendhal Festival but due to the current Covid outbreak the event has had to change how it operates and now instead of one large weekend event, it will become five small weekend events catering for 500 to 1000 people per event and meaning that only half of the usual ticket allocation will be on sale.

Event Director Ross Parkhill said: “Over the past ten years the ticketing trends have always see us sell the majority of our tickets in July and August and within that, people who are local to the area are usually amongst the past people to buy as they have the shortest distance to travel.

“We had had phenomenal interest since we announced Unlocked and this year we anticipate that we will sell out and sell out faster than ever before.

“With that in mind, it is important to us that local people get to enjoy the festival so we’d just like to point out that in order to do so, they may have to act a bit faster this year.”