Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Sweet Pineapple Sales; Festival Organisers Stunned by Demand for Tickets

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Sweet Pineapple Sales; Festival Organisers Stunned by Demand for Tickets

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Byline: Bill Hoffman

THE inaugural Big Pineapple Music Festival has sold more than 3000 tickets in the first five days they have been on sale as music lovers from across Australia voted with their wallets for a stellar line-up that includes Birds of Tokyo, Grinspoon and Regurgitator.

Organisers hope for another surge of interest this morning before the noon close of the festivalas $65 early bird specials for the April 20 event.

Mark Pico, who is co-organiser with his Golden Days Festival partner and Big Pineapple manager Brendan Weatherall, said the early support was fantastic.

They took a bath on the Golden Days Music Festival at Coolum last month after forecasts of wild weather killed pre-sales and concert day tickets.

Ironically enough rain did not fall to activate their insurance policy until the following dayas free events, which had to be cancelled.

aItas amazing,aa Mr Pico said of the response to the Big Pineapple festival.

aItas restored a bit of confidence. …

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