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Cavendish gets set to host thousands ahead of the music festival kickoff

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Key takeaways: 

  • With record-breaking ticket deals, festival organizers anticipate 25,000 people per day.
  • Festival organizers state there will be 45 acts performing throughout the festival, with stars including Luke Combs and Darius Rucker.

The last countdown to the Cavendish Beach Music Festival weekend has started, and the festival team and event crews are preparing to host thousands of people.

The festival is back this summer after being revoked in 2020 and 2021 because of COVID-19. 

“It’s rather amazing,” stated festival CEO, Ben Murphy. 

“Just to see many of the same people from different sellers and contract employees, to be working with them again.” 

Murphy said workers have been prepping the site for the previous two weeks and are now putting up the last details. Food and drink sellers have come, and units are setting up production tools on the main stage. 

Murphy said the festival witnessed record-breaking ticket sales, with weekend passes selling out in days. He stated the event, which runs July 7-9, will host nearly 25,000 people daily.

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The festival is back this summer after being revoked in 2020 and 2021 because of COVID-19

“I think it belongs to show that there’s a little pent-up demand over the previous three years, and so we can’t wait to receive back people,” he stated. 

There will be 45 acts performing throughout the festival, told Murphy, and headliners including Luke Combs and Darius Rucker have also fuelled the need for tickets. 

Businesses prepared for big groups 

Next to the festival lands in Avonlea Village, businesses store different products on shelves and add the team to manage the inflow of visitors. 

“There are lots to do, and we’ve been working with the music festival to make certain things move smoothly,” stated Peter Fullerton, property manager at Avonlea Village. 

He stated fencing had been set up to make tracks directing people to and from the festival.

Source – CBC News

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