Woodstock tickets $180 `at the door'

July 02, 1999|By J.D. Considine

Procrastinators, rejoice! There's good news from Woodstock for you.

In the event that Woodstock '99 (which takes place July 23-25 in Rome, N.Y.) is not a total sellout before the festival begins, the remaining tickets will be sold on-site, beginning at noon on Thursday, July 22.

This is the first time Woodstock tickets have ever been available "at the door," as promoters were prohibited from selling tickets on-site at the 1969 and 1994 festivals. "At the '94 festival, we had fans who came all the way to the festival without tickets and were disappointed they couldn't buy them at the gate," Woodstock promoter John Scher said in a press statement. "This year we want to make sure that anyone who wants to see the festival will have the chance."

Unfortunately, waiting until the last minute won't save you any money. The price for walk-up tickets for the three-day festival will be $180, as opposed to the advance sale price of $150.

Those who are buzzed about seeing the bands but are somewhat less excited about risking the traditional mud and rain may want to opt for camping out in front of the tube.

Full television coverage of the festival is being offered through several pay-per-view services, including DirecTV, Echostar, Primestar, TVN and National Programmers Service. Suggested price is $29.95 per day, or $59.95 for the whole weekend.

Pub Date: 7/02/99

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