Leonard Ncube, Victoria Falls Reporter
VICTORIA FALLS residents’ calls for iFlix Carnival organisers to reduce ticket prices have been heeded as a special package has been tailor made for them with a single day entry ticket being pegged at $20, down from $50.
Event spokesperson Emmanuel Tivatyi said the fee reduction was only for Victorial Falls residents who for years have complained that they were being marginalised because of high entry fees.
“With this reduction, we believe that there’s no excuse now for people in Vic Falls not to be part of the carnival.
“Surely we think this is affordable because we’re bringing them high profile artistes such as Black Coffee and MiCasa who they can watch live in action for only $20,” said Tivatyi.
The $20 package will only be valid on December 30 and 31 meaning Vic Falls residents who want to be part of the train and bush party on December 29 will have to fork out $60. A three-day pass has been pegged at $70, down from $90.
“The train has limited space so our hands are tied and unfortunately, we can’t reduce the ticket price. As we speak, the second train is almost full showing how popular this party is,” he said.
Residents who stay around the Victoria Falls Farm School – the home of the carnival, will also have a special package that will see them paying close to nothing to attend the New Year’s Eve party that attracts thousands of revellers.
“We’ve also considered those that stay close to the Farm School and still putting together a list so they have a special package to make sure they’re not left out,” he said.
Locals outside Vic Falls, Tivatyi said would have to pay $90 for a three-day ticket, $65 for a two-day ticket and $50 for a one-day ticket for the New Year’s Eve concert.
An excited Tivatyi said tickets for carnival were selling like hot cakes adding that they were expecting about 8 000 party lovers from across the continent to converge in the resort town for the three-day event whose star-studded line up comprises artistes Black Coffee, MiCasa, Ammara Brown, the Kiffness, Prince Kaybee, Mampi, Tresor, Rubber Duc and Ghapi.
The carnival, which ushers party lovers into the New Year, is undeniably one of the best festivities in the country.