RISE OF TICKET PRICE
Our decision to make corrections of ticket prices for Mo:Dem Festival 2019. has caused many comments and queries. Some of them were right on point and some of them were just rude and offensive. Hereby we want to give an explanation to ones of you willing to listen and understand why we needed to do so.
Momento Demento Festival is organised and promoted by Festival Modem d.o.o. who is responsible for the production and execution of the festival. To be able to organise and maintain an event on a yearly base, at such a high level of production, a lot of personal sacrifice and investment has been made. The initial investment for Mo:Dem Festival, almost eight years after the first edition, still didn’t pay out. We never complained about bank loans, mortgages, debts… and we never will. We just think it’s worth to mention.
Festival Modem is operational and working 365 days a year and has expenses and bills to pay every single month. We start to work on the forthcoming edition on the very same day we closed the gates of our ongoing Festival. This is why the tickets go on sale earlier. We are not a capitalist craving for more money, we are just a bunch of individuals that would rather work on something they love than getting our salary from ‘the boss’.
We don’t have any sponsors, we don’t have any investors, we don’t have any side job or backup plan… Every single person that buys the ticket for our event is a stakeholder in Mo:Dem Festival, our biggest supporter and investor. Buying a ticket means investing your trust and hard earned money into our vision. And by doing so, you are participating in the creation and growth of Mo:Dem Festival.
Please keep in mind we have not increased our ticket prices for the last three years, in this time we have expanded with two more stages and loads of other festival features and infrastructure. We abandoned the outdated concept that divides musical genres on 'main' and 'alternative', so each production segment of Festival have equal treatment and approach. The Swamp has grown from a small alternative stage to proper stage full of high-quality music and program. The Seed is our new chill / downtempo stage that will grow exponentially. Same is with our new cultural area Spirallabs.
Tickets for Mo:Dem Festival 2019. will be limited to 6500. As we are expecting to be sold out in presale period this number will be easier to control. Please notice that there will be no tickets selling at the gate nor there will be weekend or day tickets.
Pure logic demands that reduced number implies higher price. As we said, we kept our ears opened, and many of you stated that they would support this decision.
WHY IS RESELLING AND NAME CHANGING FORBIDDEN?
Tickets cannot be exchanged, transferred or resold. The reason for this decision, as much as it sounds stupid to you now, is “because of your safety”. After we sold out our last edition we had numerous reports of scams and tickets being sold for few times the original price. The only way we could stop this was to ban reselling and name changing. This was the hard move for us also, because it means more work and bureaucracy.
Instead of this, we introduced a system of ticket refunds. This way we can control the process of ticket reselling and ensure the fairness of transactions. You can read more about this under terms and conditions.
Notice that ticket refunds are subject to a fee of 25€ due to administrative costs from banks and company providing our customer service.
OUR GOALS AND VISION
We promise that what we have in store for next year will make you happy!
Number one on our 'to do list' is a build-up of the new infrastructure and facility which will make your future Mo:Dem Festival comfortable and cozy experience. Drinking water points, showers, compost toilets… and all other shared social spaces will get a serious upgrade. We are one step closer towards creating Festival environment that is more accessible and humane. It's a small expression of our gratitude for your support.
In the past few years, we learned a lot and our mission is to implement this new knowledge into building bigger but even more eco-friendly Mo:Dem. With our greener initiative, we want to develop our ecological and sustainable projects to the next level. Preserving our site as pure and untouched as we found it implies stricter 'leave no trace' policy. Except for the construction of new compost toilets, we have big plans in this department and therefore we're going to need your cooperation.
Breaking the boundaries of technical and artistic production while maintaining a high level of ecology standards and hosting for our visitors will remain our primary goals and vision.
Love. Passion. Commitment.
Festival Modem & Mo:Dem Festival Crew