Such has been the unprecedented demand for tickets for Jedward, orgainsers of the Donegal Town summer festival coming up at the end of the month, are in the process of getting an extra 1,000 tickets.
Jedward mania struck Donegal town on Saturday morning with people queuing from 7am to get their hands on tickets for the Lucan twins’ show in Donegal town which will be held on June 30th as the centre piece of the Donegal Summerfest.
Parents and friends gathered on a cold damp Saturday morning from all parts of the county outside the Abbey Hotel where the tickets, priced at £7.50 went on sale at 9am.
By 12 noon 2,500 tickets had been sold at the hotel or via phone calls where credit card bookings were taken.
Owen Doherty of the Festival committee, which is also involved with the Reveller Bar told the Democrat/DPP:
“Tickets sales were huge on Saturday and we would have been happy, had we sold that number in total. We have a few left, but due to the unprecedented demand, that we are organising the printing of another 1,000 tickets. We expected that there would be big interest, as Jedward are hugely popular at the minute but I think that we were pleasantly surprised with the huge publicity and interest that it has generated.”
One happy ticket buyer from Glencolmcille told the paper: “I have six tickets with me, that will keep the nieces and nephews happy, I think they are really going to love this concert and I can’t believe the tickets are just €7.50. We left home at 6am but it was worth it, there will be smiles in Glencolmcille tonight.”
Only those with tickets will be able to gain access to the Diamond area of Donegal Town at the opening of the festival activities on Thursday, June 30th. The festival itself, which has a brilliant line up, runs on through from the Friday to the Sunday.
Owen concluded on an positive note: “There is still a lot of work still to be done and we are a small committee, but I hope that all the hard work will pay off. We have always been supported from people within the county, as those visiting from outide. They have been a huge supporter in the past and we would love to see them here again.”