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Electric Avenue Music Festival in Christchurch: 10,000 tickets sold in two days

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Tickets go on sale today for Christchurch’s Electric Avenue Music Festival – the first stop on Lorde’s upcoming New Zealand tour. Photo / Getty Images

Tickets are on sale for the Electric Avenue Music Festival in Christchurch – the first stop on Lorde’s upcoming New Zealand tour.

The festival kicks off at North Hagley Park on February 26 next year.

Tickets went on sale Monday at noon and are expected to sell out quickly. if the previous years are something to happen.

Callam Mitchell, director of Team Event, told the Herald that ticket sales to date have been very strong.

He said 10,000 have so far been sold.

A general admission ticket will set you back $ 139.90 – tickets for a VIP experience are already sold out.

Lorde was announced as the headliner last week following the release of her hit single, Solar Power.

She will be joined by Drax Project, Harper Finn, Lee Mvtthews, Summer Thieves and funk rock band Supergroove.

A full program for the festival is planned for September.

Lorde will embark on a tour of the country in February and March next year, which includes dates in Auckland, Christchurch, Lower Hutt, Upper Moutere, Havelock North and New Plymouth. She performs in outdoor venues that match the summer theme of her new song.

The tour begins in Christchurch, before a show at Upper Moutere’s Neudorf Vineyards and returns through the Cook Strait for a show at Days Bay of Lower Hutt on March 1.

The singer continues the tour with dates at Black Barn Vineyards in Havelock North and TSB Bowl of Brooklands in New Plymouth before concluding with an epic finale at Auckland’s Outer Fields, Western Springs on March 5.

Electric Avenue drew about 30,000 people earlier this year, with tickets sold out a month in advance.

• Buy your tickets here.