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DLF £300 Rumours

Postby rockgeek » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:00 pm

So I heard this a few times over the weekend that DLF would be charging £300 for standard weekend tickets as they sold around 50% of tickets in 2014

Now - I'm calling BS on this but thought it might be worth a discussion to see if anyone else could see it happening

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Re: DLF £300 Rumours

Postby kipper64 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:03 pm

I can't see that happening, unless they planned on going to 4 days of music like some of the bigger EU festivals?
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Re: DLF £300 Rumours

Postby CherryInHove » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:04 pm

If they sold 50% of tickets at £220, I would guess that they would sell about 30% of tickets at £300. which equates to about £1.2M in lost revenue in ticket sales alone.

So, based on my very accurate forecast there, I don't think they will be doing it.

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Re: DLF £300 Rumours

Postby metalicbear » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:53 pm

Sounds like Bollocks to me. If anything they will go cheaper than this year.
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Re: DLF £300 Rumours

Postby hybrid theorist » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:58 pm

Given the number of headliners getting repeated, I could see the possibility of a minor price drop, and booking smaller headliners to compensate. Across the board, not just Download.

Can't imagine they'll hike the prices, that would be suicide surely?
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Re: DLF £300 Rumours

Postby kipper64 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:59 pm

yeah considering they only had a turnout of around 50ishk this year with camping being even less than that, to up it to £300 would be mental, unless they had a killer line up, an extra day of music, and all that jazz, but I can't see it happening myself.
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Postby welshAC_81 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:14 pm

They put the RIP own camping up as £480 and the camp over there made a right stink about it, even though some had already paid for them. AC was really nasty to one of them about it too but they were all peeved at the 50 quid increase. They went off sale after that though and haven't gone back up yet.
In one way , if they are gonna whack a £50 increase on RIP own camping then I would expect a bit if a price hike all round really. But not that much!
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Re: DLF £300 Rumours

Postby CC Deville » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:27 pm

I think they would have sold a lot more tickets if they had charged between £100 and £150 this year. If your lineup costs less to book it should be reflected in the ticket price.
That would get many more people on site spending the money they saved on the ticket!

Putting prices up to £300 would make DL the most expensive ticket of them all and would alienate even the loyalist of fans. The smaller, cheaper festivals would have a field day.
I can't see it happening.

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Re: DLF £300 Rumours

Postby welshAC_81 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:29 pm

It's out priced me this year for RIP :(
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Postby PurpleDemon » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:42 pm

Download will stay at the same price but aim higher with bands. I feel like Sonisphere will go cheaper.
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Re: DLF £300 Rumours

Postby red death » Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:05 pm

How depressing if true. When I look at festival prices abroad and compare them with ours then I can't help feeling that we are starting to get screwed a bit.

I realise it can't be easy balancing ticket prices, band bookings and all the other financial aspects of a festival, but ultimately festivals are going to start pricing themselves out of the market (at a time when people are still struggling with the general economy).

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Re: DLF £300 Rumours

Postby Rick » Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:54 pm

welshAC_81 wrote:They put the RIP own camping up as £480 and the camp over there made a right stink about it, even though some had already paid for them. AC was really nasty to one of them about it too but they were all peeved at the 50 quid increase. They went off sale after that though and haven't gone back up yet.
In one way , if they are gonna whack a £50 increase on RIP own camping then I would expect a bit if a price hike all round really. But not that much!


Christ I don't ever follow the RIP costs as its really not the sort of weekend we go for, but that is stupid expensive for a place to stick a tent.
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Re: DLF £300 Rumours

Postby Pikachu » Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:48 pm

I've said this elsewhere but its not something I've heard. Early Bird is on sale already at last year's price I believe (maybe even £10 cheaper, I can't remember) but I can't see them jumping that much. I don't want them to... I don't think i could cope with the moaning!!!!

They said previously they had no intention to go to 4 days ever, but you never know? things might change? can't see it being this year though, dates are already announced, etc.

Could be a package deal though with the guest area ticket? They completely changed the guest area this year and it seemed a lot more, erm, public facing? As opposed to an added extra? They had more entertainment than I've seen in there before, more space, more vendors, etc so could be trying it out to see hwo it goes down and push towards a standard ticket + guest area ticket deal for £300?

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Postby hash pipe » Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:39 pm

Whats the guest area like? I mean what extra do you get for your money there and is it worth it?
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Re: DLF £300 Rumours

Postby metalicbear » Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:40 pm

The only way it's going to be £300 is if AC has finally managed to book Led Zeppelin. Otherwise it's purely a crap rumour.
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Re: DLF £300 Rumours

Postby rockgeek » Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:55 pm

PURELY

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Re: DLF £300 Rumours

Postby ANXIETY » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:28 am

Nah, if this were the case I dread to think how much 2009 tickets and 2012 tickets should have been.
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Re: DLF £300 Rumours

Postby Blackwater » Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:16 pm

lol if the line-up is as bad as this year i can see Download having to cancel next year as it will be dead especially if Soni have booked a good line-up. Tickets aint gonna be £300 unless Pink Floyd or Zeppelin are playing which isn't going to happen in a million years so this is bullsh it
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Postby ThornDavis » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:35 am

CC Deville wrote:I think they would have sold a lot more tickets if they had charged between £100 and £150 this year. If your lineup costs less to book it should be reflected in the ticket price.
That would get many more people on site spending the money they saved on the ticket!

Putting prices up to £300 would make DL the most expensive ticket of them all and would alienate even the loyalist of fans. The smaller, cheaper festivals would have a field day.
I can't see it happening.


Yeah, it'd give the smaller festivals a serious advantage, and would also push DLF into direct competition with the festivals on the continent. It's already a tight run thing for many people as to whether Hellfest+travel is cheaper than DLF+travel. A £300 DLF ticket would make that no contest, and the line-ups that they field over there would obliterate anything Download can offer. Can't see it happening - with the pinch from the likes of BOA and Alt-fest + the competition from the Euro festivals they'd end up screwing themselves in the arse and the mouth at the same time.

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Re: DLF £300 Rumours

Postby billytheweed » Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:57 pm

thing about this is they will have an idea who they are going to book , if we use RIP as a gauge for this so if they have put £50 on RIP when the site was extended slightly this year, there is a reason , is it because they have a mind blowing set of headliners ? this to me would be the only reason for usch a huge price hike , i know for a fact that although RIP sold out they ran out of people on the waiting list and there were a number of people who couldnt get rid of their RIP tickets as they have done in previous years. so the only other reason could be is they dont want a repeat of last year so are hoping people will wait until the headliners are announced, then wait for it to sell out.

I dont know about standard but £300 is a lot when soni charge £390 for rock royalty
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Re: DLF £300 Rumours

Postby Rick » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:39 am

Don't know if anyone else has looked but the Own Camping RIP package for DL is £425 this year. Based on that I imagine the ticket could be looking around the £220 mark.
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Re: DLF £300 Rumours

Postby ThornDavis » Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:13 am

£220 seems plausible.

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Postby ANXIETY » Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:31 pm

The cost is £208.25
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Re: DLF £300 Rumours

Postby kipper64 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:40 pm

That's early bird pricing though right? I imagine there will be a price hike some point in the next 6 months - they even done it last year with slow sales in february (I think?). if it's that price now, I imagine full price will be £220-225 after fees/postage/whatever.
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Re: DLF £300 Rumours

Postby ANXIETY » Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:50 pm

Dunno tbh. I never buy full price anywho
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