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Stars and Thunder ticket sales slow down in May

Canada Day celebrations being held at Schumacher Lions Club park
2018-06-04 Hollinger Park baseball field
Stars and Thunder will be setting up soon at the Hollinger Park baseball field. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

After a spike in sales in April, Stars and Thunder tickets slowed down last month.

According to a city report, 340 tickets worth $39,250 were sold in May. In total, 6,023 tickets worth $1,591,475 have been sold for the 2018 edition of the music festival. Overall for the inaugural festival last year, 21,353 tickets worth $3.9 million were sold.

Canadian rocker Bryan Adams is the headliner for the festival that starts June 24 and wraps up July 1. Check out the rest of the lineup here. Regional acts will also be performing on the big stage, find out more on them here.

Sponsorships are up this year.

For cash sponsors, the report shows that the festival has garnered $455,250 so far. In 2017, it received $150,000. When it comes to in-kind sponsorship totals, there is $654,000 for this year, compared to $650,000 in 2017.

Concession revenue this year is also up $38,000.

To save money, it was recently announced that there will be fewer bar locations and shorter hours on site.

By reducing the hours the festival grounds are open and cutting back on the number of bar locations this year, CAO Dave Landers recently told TimminsToday the city was able to see about a 33 per cent reduction in costs for the services compared to last year.

During the week, free activities will be hosted at the Urban Park/Stars and Thunder Village downtown Timmins.

Canada Day there will be a celebration at the Schumacher Lions Club park.

Ticket prices for the festival increased May 1.

A VIP pass is now $500, while the general admission pass is $300. Single-day VIP tickets are also now on sale, with 500 available for each day of the festival.

You can pick up tickets at or in person at the city hall tax counter, currently located at the Confederation Multi Sports Complex at 303 Cameron St. S., during regular business hours. This temporary relocation is to accommodate renovations at City Hall for the addition of the customer service centre.

The report will be up for discussion at the June 5 council meeting. It starts at 6 p.m. in council chambers at city hall. You can read the full report here

Maija Hoggett

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Maija Hoggett is an experienced journalist who covers Timmins and area
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