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PURPLE DOOR FESTIVAL TAKES BOLD APPROACH TO 2009 EVENT BY LOWERING TICKET PRICES WHILE OFFERING MORE BANDS

Held August 14-15 At Ski Roundtop In Lewisberry, PA, The Annual Event Also Adds Third Stage On Friday Night


PURPLE DOOR FESTIVAL


NEWS SOURCE: Springboard Entertainment
December 9, 2008

Lancaster, PA (December 9, 2008) – In an ever-changing economy and music industry, Purple Door Arts and Music Festival, one of the nation’s premier Christian music events, is taking a bold approach to its 2009 Festival by offering more bands for a lower overall event ticket price. Additionally, the HM Stage will host performances on Friday night as well as all day Saturday and most bands on all stages will play longer sets.

“Everyone at Purple Door knows that times are hard and we want to do our part to make things a little bit easier for our attendees, while thanking them for their support of the festival,” explains Purple Door Producer, Chris Strayer. “This year not only will we offer more bands and the addition of the HM stage Friday night but we will also offer lower ticket prices. All of the advance ticket prices are the cheapest they have been since 2005 and the gate price is the cheapest price since 2004.”

In its 14th year, the annual arts and music festival will once again be held at Ski Roundtop in Lewisberry, PA August 14 and 15, and will play host to three stages of music, speakers an art gallery, skate park, paintball and much more.

Purple Door is also pleased to announce its initial line up for 2009. Artists slated to perform include:

Anberlin
Family Force 5
Mewithoutyou
Disciple
Project 86
Lecrae
Fireflight
Children 18:3
Seabird
Capital Lights
Nevertheless
House of Heroes
Run Kid Run
Shawn McDonald
Deas Vail
John Mark McMillan
MyChildren MyBride
Becoming the Archetype
Chasen
Reilly
Bradley Hathaway
Esterlyn
The Showdown
B.Reith
Spoken
Rainchildren

Speakers for the weekend will include Eric Timm of No One Under Ground and Renee Yohe, who inspired the organization To Write Love on Her Arms.

Tickets for the Purple Door Festival are available now and can be purchased online at iTickets.com (www.itickets.com/events/217077/Lewisberry_PA/Purple_Door.html). Ticket prices are as follows:
• December 8 – April 3: Advance Individual: $33.50 / Advance Group: $32.00
• April 4 – August 7: Advance Individual: $36.00 / Advance Group $35.00
• At the gate: All tickets $39.50

Additional announcements of highlights and new aspects for Purple Door 2009 will be forthcoming.

For more information about Purple Door Arts and Music Festival, including photos and videos from last year’s event, please visit www.purpledoor.com and www.myspace.com/purpledoorfestival.

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