Four-day passes to the 2013 Telluride Bluegrass Festival sold out in a record-shattering three and a half hours on Wednesday when they were released to the public. The staff at Planet Bluegrass had braced for high demand for tickets to its upcoming 40th anniversary festival, but they were still shocked at just how quickly the passes vanished. “We thought last year was a big deal,” said Brian Eyster, director of communications for Planet Bluegrass. “And then last year was nothing compared to this.”
Wednesday’s unheard-of sell-out — which happened before a single act was announced — reflects a demand for Bluegrass tickets that has exploded in the last couple years.