Sunfest tix go on sale Monday

Tickets for Sunfest 2016 go on sale Monday, Aug. 24 at 12:01 a.m. for previous customers.

Tickets for Sunfest 2016 go on sale Monday, Aug. 24 at 12:01 a.m. for previous customers.

The Sunfest team say they have needed a little extra time to smooth out all of the details around 2016 seats, camping and festival passes because of all the excitement about the announcement of the second big headliner.

That big headliner’s name dropped Monday as Sunfest revealed that Dierks Bentley will be joining the previously announced Carrie Underwood to give Sunfest 2016 an impressive one-two punch.

But now they can say that purchasing tickets will be easier than ever this year because they are offering loyal customers a one-stop-shop experience.

These are the important dates for ticket renewals: reserved seating and stage pit renewals go on sale Aug. 24 and are available through to Sept. 6 at 11:59 p.m.

Customer upgrades run from Sept. 7 to 13. General admission renewals and upgrades are on sale Sept. 14 through to Sunday, Sept. 20, at 11:59 p m.

Then, on Monday, Sept. 21, at 12:01 a.m., tickets go on sale to the public.

And Sunfest added a reassurance to those worried about what will happen if and when the festival relocates to its proposed new site near Lake Cowichan.

“We also want to remind everyone that whether we move to our new property with the blessing of the CVRD or stay at the Cowichan Exhibition Grounds for another year, your tickets will be honoured and treated exactly the same at either location,” a statement said.

For more information, visit sunfestconcerts.com/tickets/ to learn all about 2016 ticketing policies.