Aurskogmart'n tickets, which will run this year from 10.-11. August has never gone by faster.
– At least not at this time of year. The number of Early Bird (discounted, journ.mrk.) tickets we issued before Christmas are like hotcakes compared to what they used to be. I think it has to do with the fact that many people have a tradition of going to the market on the weekend in question and more and more people are buying tickets as Christmas gifts. We are happy to make as many sales as possible as soon as possible. It guarantees us a good night's sleep on the board, says “mart'nsdronning.” Gree Cecily Halvorsrud.
Market ticket prices have also increased since last year.
Friday tickets cost NOK 550 this year, compared to NOK 450 in 2023.
– It's about the costs of the infrastructure and services we buy. It also costs to book famous artists. In any case, we believe that four concerts for NOK 550 represent good value for money and ask for your understanding regarding the price increase, continues Halvorsrud.
Last reservation made for Friday 10 August for the Soppgiro building.
The duo, who work in the pop/Russellåt genre, have also been close to mart'nsstyret in the past.
– When we booked Tix a few years ago, Soppgirobygget came up as an interesting name. It was relatively fresh at the time. Now they are more experienced and well known. When we sent a message through our chat with one of the Russian groups that does volunteer work for us, asking if this could be entertainment at this year's event, there were a lot of hearts and thumbs up.
– The “local market survey” was narrow, but equally effective, says Halvorsrud, with a twinkle in his eye.
After several decades of being one of the biggest party bands, Soppgirobygget made their mark on the charts with their hits like Afterski, Domen and Kjøpe hele Sverige.
The duo can boast over 200 million streams, and over 300 concerts across the Nordic countries.
The volunteer lists are starting to fill up, but there is one group that Halvorsrud is particularly looking for on this occasion.
-We already have a number of Russian groups. They are very positive. We still need adults who can work while the market is being created, so sign up if you feel called to, concludes Gree Cecily Halvorsrud.
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