#FyneFest19 – Five Things You Need To Know
Once again we find ourselves on the eve of FyneFest ticket launch day, excited, nervous and hoping that tomorrow goes off without a hitch.
The countdown to FyneFest 2019, our tenth annual celebration of beer, food, music and our beautiful Glen Fyne home is about to begin.
Tickets go on sale Friday 30 November from www.fynefest.com.
So what should you expect from next year’s festival? Here’s five things to know before tomorrow morning:
1. Ten Years of FyneFest celebrations!
With next year’s festival being the tenth iteration of FyneFest, we’re going to pull out all the stops to make it a real celebration of our summer shindig. We’re already bouncing around ideas for next summer including new bars, a ‘greatest hits’ music line-up and some ambitious plans about the beers and breweries we showcase over the weekend – there’s lots still to do, but trust us that we’re going to make every effort to make the tenth FyneFest the best ever.
2. Capacity capped.
FyneFest 2018 was our biggest festival ever – all tickets sold out, with just over 2,500 guests joining us in Glen Fyne for the weekend, about 15% more than the previous biggest FyneFest. For 2019, we’re retaining the same max capacity as we feel any further growth would risk compromise the unique FyneFest atmosphere and overall experience that comes from being a relatively small festival.
3. You spoke, we listened.
We massively value the feedback we get from each year’s post-FyneFest survey and use that feedback to make the next fest better. Once again, feedback on FyneFest 2018 was incredibly positive, but there were a few constructive criticism and we want you to know that we’ve listened to your opinions.
With that in mind, there’s some things we’re looking to improve for FyneFest 2019 including revising the site layout for campervans and family campers, expanding the cellar team to keep as much beer flowing as possible and ensuring we’ve got the right facilities in the right places around the site.
4. The website is going to be busy and earlybird tickets will sell out tomorrow.
We’re making the same number of earlybird tickets available for FyneFest 2019 as we did for FyneFest 2018. Earlybird tickets for FyneFest 2018 sold out in less than two hours.
During those two hours we had quite a few reports of people struggling to complete their orders due to the website overloading on capacity – we’ve given our ticket partner Thundertix a heads up that they’re likely to get heavy traffic from 10am – please keep trying if you hit trouble and stay tuned to our social media for updates.
Apologies in advance to those who miss out on earlybird – we know it’s frustrating, but we’ll be putting Tier 1 tickets on sale straight after Earlybird sell out.
5. Dog Policy Review.
Due to an unfortunate incident at FyneFest 2018, we’ve been requested by licensing authorities to review our policy for dogs on site at FyneFest 2019. At this point, it is uncertain whether dogs will be permitted at FyneFest 2019; we know this would be unwelcome news to many, so we’re giving you a heads up as early as possible and will continue to keep everyone informed as discussions with the licensing board continue.
So, are you all set for #FyneFest19? It’s a long way away at the moment, but we’re already excited about celebrating ten years of fun with you next May/June!
Any questions about ticket buying? Check out the FAQ on the FyneFest site and if anythings unclear, give us an email on tickets[at]fyneales.com