MusicFest sells out in record time

Vancouver Island MusicFest announced last week that the festival has sold out, beating last year's record by two days

THE INDIGO GIRLS are among the headliners at the 2013 Vancouver Island MusicFest from July 12 to 14.

THE INDIGO GIRLS are among the headliners at the 2013 Vancouver Island MusicFest from July 12 to 14.

Vancouver Island MusicFest announced last week that the festival has sold out, beating last year’s record by two days.

This year, festival weekend passes sold out by May 28, with day passes selling out June 20.

“It’s been a record year for MusicFest ticket sales starting with the Christmas in July tickets. They sold out in less then 48 hours,” said operations manager Marcy Jaster. “Each subsequent series of tickets sold out quickly, making 2013 a record year all the way around.”

Preparations for the 2013 Vancouver Island MusicFest are well underway. Nearly 1,200 volunteers will be a part the team and dozens of local business are working with the festival.

Vancouver Island MusicFest spends nearly $400,000 annually with businesses in the Comox Valley and generates millions of dollars for the local economy.

Headlining this year are Kris Kristofferson, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Marc Cohn, John Hiatt and the Combo, and Walk Off the Earth.

Vancouver Island MusicFest takes place at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds from July 12 to 14 with gates open July 12 at 3:30 p.m.

For a complete list of all the performers and the festival schedule, go to www.islandmusicfest.com.

— Vancouver Island MusicFest

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