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Labyrinth festival in Japan to downsize and stop international ticket sales

Everyone's dream festival just became more of a fantasy

  • Olivia Wycech
  • 17 May 2017
Labyrinth festival in Japan to downsize and stop international ticket sales

Labyrinth in Japan has become one of the world’s most talked about festivals although due to proximity and the difficulty in purchasing tickets, especially for those outside of Japan, few people have actually made it there. Now it’s about to become even harder.

It seems the event’s popularity has resulted in an unwanted growth because the organizers have decided to downsize the festival and limit ticket sales even more. In Facebook post yesterday, it was announced that fewer tickets will be sold with no special international tickets will be sold at all.

“Fewer people should mean more space for camping and dancing and less time waiting in line for drinks, food, and the shuttle bus. Fewer people also means less trash and less stress for everyone, and we hope it also makes for a more intimate experience.”

Read the full post below.

Labyrinth 2017 will take place this year from September 16-18 at Naeba Greenlan in Niigata prefecture. The festival is famous for mind-blowing soundscapes, stacks of Funktion One rigs, stunning surroundings and a teepee DJ booth that all contribute to it being revered as one of the finest techno festivals on the planet. Besides the stellar line-up, of course.

Tickets have always been capped with only 5% allotted for attendees outside of the country but now they will be even more limited. As usual, no tickets will be sold at the door.

More information is available here.

[photo via MNML SSGS]