The ticket pricing has been designed to allow the festival to continually evolve. While ethical considerations of the global economy determine the decisions we make, we also need to take account of festival production costs, our need to keep delivering you a unique experience hence the increase on the ticket price in 2023 compared with 2022.
Current rising costs in Portugal, worldwide and on the festival culture scene have had to be accounted for when we work out how to price the tickets in 2023. Artists, technologies and suppliers are just some components of a fully fledged production facility like Boom.
Boom is not a headliner-centered festival - it is paramount for us to provide Boomers with the most diverse and innovative program all the while securing maximum comfort and proper infrastructures.
Countries with stronger economies and higher output of resources are allocated regular price. This enables more fragile countries to be given discounted ‘friendly price’ tickets. We are sure Boomers from countries with better economies can resonate with this concept.
On the other hand, we design our strategy so as to allow up to 500 people from a ‘guest country’ to join us at Boom for free.
On a separate note, growth is not an indicator of success for us. It means tickets for our 2023 edition will again be limited. This will provide an infrastructure that can cater for every single person within a safe and comfortable environment while maintaining a balance between human presence and the local environment.
Boom Festival production is long term endeavour that requires a group of dedicated people to work the year round. Therefore, our pricing takes into account all the running costs for the gap year in between each Boom - monthly wages for staff, taxes, rents, energy, water, and other expenses that come with running our organisations. This covers Boomland's maintenance costs and the taxes we must pay and on which you can know more about below.
For instance, if we were to calculate a daily estimate of the 2023 ticket price, the average price per day for Friendly Price ticket holders is €25 and Regular Price at an average of €34.37 per Boom-day.
We would like to thank each and everyone of you for supporting Boom Festival. It is due to your ticket funds that we are able to make this dream come true, cooperate with everyone while remaining independent and free from commercial sponsorship.