Pre-Sale Record For German Twin Festivals Hurricane & Southside

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Avril Lavigne headlined this year’s Hurricane festival, June 22. (Picture by Line Tsoj)

Fans of Hurricane and Southside, the German twin festivals taking place in Scheeßel, and Neuhausen ob Eck, respectively, bought some 60,000 tickets in the 24 hours since the on-sale for next year’s editions kicked off Tuesday, June 25.

According to a press release from promoters FKP Scorpio and DreamHaus, this beats last year’s record of 50,000 tickets in 24 hours.

Both festivals, which will take place June 20-22 next year, have a combined capacity of 143,000 guests per day, meaning almost half of available tickets have already been sold. A three-day festival pass for Southside currently costs €279 ($298), a Hurricane ticket goes for €219 ($234). Both ticket prices will gradually increase over time.

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Guests arriving for this year’s Hurricane festival in Scheeßel, Germany. In total, 75,000 made the journey this year, to see a lineup led by Ed Sheeran, Avril Lavigne, Bring Me The Horizon, and many more. (Picture by Line Tsoj)

“The fact that the demand for tickets for our festival flagships would be high was to be expected based on the advance sales launches of recent years,” commented Stephan Thanscheidt, CEO and head of festival booking at FKP Scorpio.

“However,” he continued, “we were surprised that we would once again significantly exceed last year’s record. We have a fantastic festival weekend behind us with shows by Ed Sheeran, K.I.Z, Avril Lavigne, Bring Me The Horizon, Deichkind and many other acts that seem to have completely thrilled our guests.”

Thanscheidt and his team counted some 140,000 guests at this year’s events, 75,000 at Hurricane, and 65,000 at Southside.

And the way presales for 2025 are going, they’ll welcome at least the same amount next year. Said Thanscheidt, “music fans in the north and south of Germany have expressed their trust in us with this bombastic demand, which we greatly appreciate, especially in a phase of rising living costs.

“Our own costs across all areas of festival production have also risen by around 45 per cent compared to before the pandemic, and are therefore at a level that we neither can nor want to pass on to our guests. This popularity makes it easier for us to plan, and shows how important live culture is to people out there. Our contribution to this will therefore also consist of a top-class line-up and good organization in the coming year. We are already looking forward to it!”

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