Mudcat Café message #3108087 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #136150   Message #3108087
Posted By: GUEST,Steve Thomas
06-Mar-11 - 10:31 AM
Thread Name: Sidmouth Ripoff!
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Ripoff!
Mmm I am sorry , Ruth/Joanbut I cannot agree with your interpretation of the 'tiered' ticketing system at Sidmouth.

"festival package that best suits them, as there is such a variety of events and strands of programming available at Sidmouth"

The tickets which are available are only focused on time requirements ... week, weekend or day tickets. There is of course the option of 'Ham or no Ham' as part of the season ticket purchase and eventually there will be event tickets. However none of these ticketing options actually address your 'spin' about buying a package that suits the needs of an individual and allows them to follow their 'strand' of the programme.

There are now 29 ceilidhs staged at Sidmouth, 14 of which are 'free' to all punters no matter who they are. Strong dance supporters who attend Sidmouth solely because of the ceilidh programme, don't have the time to attend any concerts even if they wished to, but is there a ticket for just the ceilidh events ... No of course not, even though this is a very clearly defined 'strand' of interest amongst Sidmouth followers and could easily be managed with regards to ticketing.