We'd like to announce the ticket details for The End's closing party - we have deliberated for a while over how best to run the night. Tickets for many of our closing events so far have turned up on eBay, being sold for hundreds of pounds - which we didn't feel was fair to those of you unable to buy them. So for the last night, we have decided that the fairest option is to operate on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be no advance tickets available for this party, all of the places will be available on the door.
The door price will be £40 and the venue will open from 8pm. We appreciate there may be lengthy queuing times on the night, so we've worked out a way to make the wait as fun as possible. We have obtained a licence to close West Central Street to traffic, and will be covering the queues with a marquee, there will be a silent disco, and we will be providing drinks and other entertainment. You may have to wait, but it'll be the best wait ever.
The party will be going on well into Sunday afternoon, so if you wish to stagger your entry time until later, you will still have plenty of time to enjoy the closing night. The ticket price includes entry to the afterparty - so you can stay as long as you want. We will try to let everyone have an opportunity to join the party and say goodbye.
I've now ripped my plans up to come down for this.
Looks like a nightmare. Laughing at them taking the moral high ground on ebay sellers & then charging £40!
I can't risk travelling from Manchester to wait in the cold for hours. I guess it will be 100% rammed to capacity for the whole event also, which sounds like a mare.
Fair play to them though, they are a business and it is their last pay day so they have the right to make the most of it, however (albeit not knowing the venue) I fear this is a right pain in the arse waiting to happen.