Low income ticket program returns to Strawberry Fields for 2018
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Low income ticket program returns to Strawberry Fields for 2018

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After announcing the 10-year anniversary edition of Strawberry Fields, the festival has announced that their Strawberry Fields Low Income Ticket program will return for a second year — offering tickets to those in need of a helping hand. 

“We are thrilled at the success of the program’s inaugural year as we constantly strive to be a more inclusive festival,” said Lil Mitchell, Director of the Low Income Ticket Program. “Strawberry Fields is a space for people to express their creativity and explore music and art and we don’t want anyone to be excluded from the opportunity to join us due to difficult financial circumstances.”

Recipients of last year’s program were jazzed about the initiative too. 

“I am a 27 year old full time PhD student who lives off a $12,500 per annum scholarship to cover all rent, bills etc,” said a student from Geelong. “My study hours are at least Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm. My friends and I have to be pretty selective about which gigs we attend simply because we can’t afford the cost of the ticket or the time off our weekend work. I have attended the biggest festivals Australia has to offer and the atmosphere at SF hands down, no contest trumps all of them.” 

Up to 500 tickets will be made available through the Low Income Ticket Program at $165+bf each versus the standard entry price of $280-$330 per ticket. These tickets are reserved for those who establish through an application process that they are on a limited income and would struggle to otherwise afford a full-priced ticket.