The IIFA Weekend and Awards is a celebration of Indian Cinema consisting of fun-filled activities that brings the fans close to their favorite stars. The highlight of the Weekend is the IIFA Awards Ceremony that honours the best of Indian cinema. This year, the event is being held in Toronto, Canada from June 23rd to the 25th and it seems fans from all over the world want to come see the movies, the fashion, the red carpet and fo course the stars!
Having received a spectacular response for the first block of tickets and the growing demand for more, IIFA decided to please their fans by releasing the remainder of those available. In fact, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) released another block of over 8,000 tickets for the general public on Friday 28th January, 2011 and these sold out very quickly.
IIFA sold the first 5,000 tickets within 3 minutes, and a count from Rogers Centre in Toronto states that ticket sales were at an all time high of over 100 tickets being sold every 10 seconds. Online and Telephone queues have been remarkably drawing over 500 people during this time. Rogers Centre, the venue of the 12th IIFA Awards, informed the organizers that the initial block of tickets were sold out within the first hour of releasing them.
Over 12,000 IIFA Awards tickets for the viewing public and fans have been sold out. Corporate hospitality packages and tourism packages for the IIFA Weekend and Awards are available separately.
The sale of tickets within such short time has surpassed expectations and has been the fastest sale yet, exceeding previous year’s sales from other IIFA destinations including Singapore, Yorkshire and South Africa, where tickets sold out within 24 hours.
Andre Timmins, Director, Wizcraft International said, “Ticket sales have been unbelievable and we thank all the fans and people around the world for the love and support shown to IIFA over the years. This IIFA is going to be the biggest and the best ever to date.”