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Lithuania’s biggest festival, which takes place in the unique setting of an outdoor national folk museum in Rumsiskes July 5-7, welcomed 15,000 people per day. 

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This marks an increase in ticket sales of around 30 percent. Promoter Giedrius Klimasauskas told Pollstar that the “total income in euro rose more than that. Beer sales almost doubled compared to last year.”

Klimasauskas believes this to be the result of the euro introduction in 2015. “In the first year people were sort of scared of euro prices. By this year they got used to paying 2.5 to 3 euros per glass of beer.”

Klimasauskas and his team had taken the decision to let visitors enter the site from Thursday (July 4), “to avoid traffic and queues at security check points.

“We’re surprised that over a third of ticket holders checked in on Thursday and spent the night at the place where there was only one DJ stage.”

From Friday onwards, Jess GlynnWilkinsonElla EyreLost Frequencies and more took the stage.

“Apart from that we had over 50 local strong acts appearing on 4 different stages,” said Klimasauskas. “We received lots of positive feedback from the artists about our backstage area, and lots of positive feedback from the audience via email and Facebook about the artists we’ve brought, services at the site like the food and beverages selection, bio-restrooms and highly professional security. It’s great to know our investment in these areas have been noticed.”