Shambhala Music Festival executive producer Corrine Zawaduk addressed Nelson residents and business owners at a Business-after-Business event in October at the Shambhala Music and Performance Hall

Shambhala Music Festival executive producer Corrine Zawaduk addressed Nelson residents and business owners at a Business-after-Business event in October at the Shambhala Music and Performance Hall

Shambhala early bird tickets sell out in record time

Regular price tickets are available online, but are expect to also sell fast.

Shambhala early bird tickets went on sale Thursday night and sold out in a record 22 minutes.

According to a press release, the Salmo music festival released 40 per cent of its tickets including regular price tickets within 12 hours of going on sale.

The remaining tickets are now being sold on the event’s website at the regular price of $310 and are expected to move fast, despite the fact the festival lineup won’t be released until the spring.

“This is the fourth year in a row that we’re going to experience a sell-out,” said ticket and vendor administrator Sara Victor. “For two years this has happened in the fall, before the line has been released.”

Shambhala executive producer Corrine Zawaduk was also pleased with the speed of sales.

“I am blown away,” she said. “People believe in what we are doing enough to buy a ticket. People trust that we deliver.”

The festival sells 10,000 tickets for the five-night event at Salmo River Ranch. The 2013 event will be held August 7 to 12.

Tickers are available at shambhalamusicfestival.com.

Nelson Star