Rock solid ticket sales for Granite City comedy festival | Audiences rise 30 per cent

Rock solid ticket sales for Granite City comedy festival

Audiences rise 30 per cent

Organisers of the Aberdeen Comedy Festival  are celebrating after seeing audiences increase more than 30 per cent.

The eleven-day festival, which ended at the weekend, sold a total of 3,198 tickets over 55 comedy shows in 27 venues – an average attendance of 58 people per show.

Comedians who performed included Craig Campbell, Fred MacAulay, Justin Moorhouse and Daliso Chaponda, pictured.

Adrian Watson, chief executive of organisers Aberdeen Inspired, said: ‘The response from the public, local businesses and visitors to the Aberdeen Comedy Festival has been fantastic once again and we are delighted to see an increase in audience numbers this year.

‘Although only in its second year, this is Scotland’s third largest comedy festival and has proved extremely popular with the public and comedy fans from Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and further afield.

‘The feedback we have received from the public, visitors and businesses proves there is a big appetite for events on this scale in the Granite City. We will be working to bring the festival back again next year and build upon the success of the first two years.’

Paul Tonkinson, who headlined the festival finale at Aberdeen Arts Centre, said: ‘It was an absolute pleasure to be a small part of it!’

Published: 19 Oct 2017

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