Ultra 2014 Early-Bird Tickets Sell Out! Angry Ravers Say: "Worst Ticketing Experience Ever"

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Photo by Rutger Geerling via UltraMusicFestival.com

WTF, beat freaks?!

Ultra Music Festival 2014's early-bird tickets were scheduled to go on sale yesterday at 1 p.m. EST. But as usual, the "overwhelming demand" proved to be too much for the "ticketing company's servers."

And thus began the now-annual backlash against Ultra and its alleged "rip-off" tactics.

UPDATE Boycott Ultra Music Festival! As of this morning, 6,027 angry ravers had joined the Facebook campaign.

UPDATE #2 An Ultra insider tells Crossfade that there was no foul play with early-bird tix, just "15,000 tickets ... 400,000 people attempting to purchase."

UPDATE #3 We here at Crossfade have got an idea for Ultra organizers: It's time for ticket layaway.

UPDATE #4 Ultra 2014 has finally commented on its "necessary price increase" and established a "Fan Experience Committee."

See also:
-Ultra Music Festival Announces 2014 Dates, Only One Three-Day Weekend
-Ultra Music Festival 2014 Tickets on Sale at 1 p.m. on May 21

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Promising "a new level, a new experience" for only $149.95, Ultra blasted out the ticket-purchasing link just before the planned 1 p.m. sale time.

Promptly, though, fans like Shelby Anne Swain began bitching that "THIS LINK FUCKING SUCKS. IVE BEEN TRYING FOR 15 MINUTUES OFF 5 DIFFERENT COMPUTERS."

"Worst ticketing experience ever," disgruntled raver Julia Browne complained. "Absolute hole."

Meanwhile, an exasperated Sam Liebergot (and seven hundred others like him) shouted, "OVER THIS SHIT."

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DJ_Spokk
DJ_Spokk

EDC! EDC! EDC! That's where it's at! Tickets have been completely sold out for a long time for EDC vegas and people are selling them to eachother for only 400 :D Ain't no cheap scams going on here! 

Dave Yoon
Dave Yoon

they didn't go to HARD LA 2010 then.

Kellen Linehan
Kellen Linehan

Whoever called this the "Worst ticketing experience ever" clearly never heard of UR1 Festival.

Alvaro Alexander Kross
Alvaro Alexander Kross

very true " =12" i refused last years monetary raping and low and behold its back down to monetary "being fisted" size fee like before. i was there on the webpage @1pm I tried till 1:25 when it finally let me through the system to inform me they had run out. I expected these morons to let exactly that happen .i absolutely would have gone to ultra on a pre sale ticket of 200$ so i tried nonetheless . Im never going to pay GA again. My stupid youth going 8+ years since the beginning cannot justify the insane expenditure to see the same acts. Good memories when it was a WMC event... and not the main and then only attraction of the ULTRA! dropping 450 and not even know who's going ." I'm to old for this shit"

jason.ibarra.seo
jason.ibarra.seo

The Boycott Ultra fan page was launched less than 24 hrs ago and is just a few away from hitting 5,000 fans. They've been featured in some industry news and the momentum isn't slowing down.

I've been posting the below comment as a response to the pissed off comments on Ultra's official Facebook page to help spread the word.

It's amazing, in just 24hrs their comment stream went from 100% excitement to 95% hate.

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show them we're pissed! help us spread the word. they cant block us ALL or they'll lose their 1M "fan status" http://facebook.com/boycottultra

REPOST EVERYWHERE

shmurphyjr
shmurphyjr

After 3 years in a row dealing with this BS, increasing prices and tons of other WMC/MMW parties going on that month Ill be forgoing Ultra this year for something more adult (nightclubs) instead of the teeny bopper fest its become. Hmmm the F*ck It Bands that Club Space offers which includes DRINKS is looking mightly good right now!

4x412
4x412

they always say if it werent for the fans..this could never happend... well if the fans dont agree to spending a grand for regular admission.. what now than?

lickwidspace
lickwidspace

This will help keep all the little kids out without making the festival 18+.  Mommy is not paying $500.

freedomfighter
freedomfighter

Watch out they got competence now! im going to Tomorroworld... i've spent to much money on ULtra and that fee is so much BS!

Daniel Convers
Daniel Convers

It's literally the same shitty lineup every year.

Lleo A Knight
Lleo A Knight

don'tcha all know this is really a means of siphoning your will power to fuel their spaceships?

Lleo A Knight
Lleo A Knight

going broke to make rich people richer. voluntarily. why? cuz i likes the muzic and the lite show duhhhhh duhhhhhhh duhhhhhhhhh

Alex LaPorta
Alex LaPorta

Oh, and the tickets now costing $500 bucks with fees. You actually got to see the ticketing fees go up when they raised their prices.

Alex Anico
Alex Anico

there were never more than prolly 20 early bird tickets. i saw about 4 people who said they got them and im pretty sure they paid 249 not 150

Juan Martinez
Juan Martinez

$500 for a music festival... Wow... Cashing in before it goes outta style! LOL

Dan Bremen
Dan Bremen

they say that every year and every year it gets worse!

voltrade
voltrade

oh the rage of first world problems. they'll sell out, with or without alejandro. ultra knows this

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