On Wednesday, a total of 31,000 tickets to five festival dance concerts went on sale, including to the grand final dance concert "Mūžīgais dzinējs/Perpetual motion". All tickets to that sold out in an hour, according to the Latvian National Culture Center. Within a couple of hours, the other big concert 'Balts' (White) was also sold out.
Tickets to this year's Song and Dance Festival events are sold gradually.
Ticket prices, depending on the event, range from EUR 5 to EUR 100. On May 15, ticket sales for smaller events were launched; the grand dance concert tickets are made available on May 17, and the final choir concert tickets – on May 19. As of May 22, physical ticket offices will also offer tickets if any are left.
A 'virtual queue' is created on the seller 'Biļešu paradīze' homepage, assigning every visitor to the site a line number at random at the time of the sales launch.
One buyer can purchase up to four tickets to the same event at one time, and up to 20 tickets to different events.
Livestreams of the events will be broadcast by the Latvian public media – Latvian Television, Latvian Radio, and LSM.
The XXVII Song and XVII Dance Festival takes place in Rīga from June 30 to July 9, 2023.