Surge in ticket sales

Kat and Nalani Waqa enjoying their time at the Uprising Festival of Music, Dance and Lights at Pacific Harbour. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

FOR the first time ever, the annual 2019 Uprising Music Festival will be held for two days.

The musical event will be held tomorrow and Sunday and organiser Ellana Kalounisiga said the decision to have the event for two days was based on the demand to keep up with the ticket sales. “The second day will be a recovery session.

The music festival did not have this before.

“This is the first time and there is a huge demand for tickets for Saturday and it is a sellout,” Mrs Kalounisiga said.

“There is a lot of people who will miss out so we have decided to have it for two days. Then on Sunday, the program is opening at 10.30am and it will run through until 5pm with tickets for this selling at $15.”

She said there would be six bands performing on Sunday.

“For the children, on Saturday, we have some environmental projects organised for them. By today, all the tickets will be sold out.

“There has been over 300 enquiries for tickets and people have left their run too late.

“This year, we have got over 250 international guests with some flying over to Fiji purely to attend this event. A lot of interest has been shown from New Zealand as well.”

She added that Pacific Harbour was totally booked out this weekend and there would also be a separate touch rugby event held during the festival at the Uprising Sports Centre.

She thanked the sponsors, Paradise Beverages, Coca-Cola Amatil Fiji, Eagle Printery, Communications Fiji Ltd and The Fiji Times for their continuous efforts in getting the event prepped up.

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