26/07 — 04/08/2019
Information about our new AFCM Friends Program
We are excited to announce our new AFCM Friends program, and with it some very special benefits. The AFCM Friends program replaces Membership as your way to access priority booking periods, discounted tickets and program information prior to general release. What's more, a major benefit is the ability to purchase your Gold subscription or Gold Plus subscription (formally Gold and Platinum passes) before Christmas!
You may have already received an invitation from us in the mail, if not, look out for it in the coming days. Once you join the AFCM Friends program you can purchase your Gold or Gold Plus subscription as early as the 3rd of December onwards. Plus, AFCM Friends will get a sneak peek at Kathryn Stott's 2019 program including some of the musicians performing, from the 1st of December! Everyone else will have to wait until the 25th of February to see the program and purchase tickets. So check your mailbox now, the physical one. Or jump over to our website and become an AFCM Friend now.
If you became a member for two years in 2018, you have automatically been transferred to our Friends Program and will be sent an email on 1 December with details on how to access the program preview.
What's the difference?
AFCM Friends program includes increased benefits over membership:
1. Program preview from 1 December 2018
2. Priority booking for Gold and Gold Plus subscriptions from 3 December 2018
3. Up to 10% discount on subscriptions, packages and single tickets
4. Priority booking from 11 February 2019 for single tickets & Festival packages prior to the AFCM Official Launch
5. AFCM Friends updates in Newsletters
6. An AFCM Friends breakfast with Artistic Director Kathryn Stott during the Festival
Company Membership no longer includes ticketing discounts or benefits, although the rights and obligations enshrined in the AFCM constitution are unchanged.  Those supporters who do wish to have a role in the governance of the company may do so by applying for 2019 company membership online. 
We are confident that the vast majority of current members are better served by being able to support the Festival as AFCM Friends, rather than having legal obligations as company members.  Please be assured that these changes will help us to provide you with an even more enjoyable Festival experience. 
Please do contact us should you have any questions or queries.
With kind regards
The AFCM Team 
 Image: Andrew Rankin - Guy Johnston, Kathryn Stott, JP Jofre, Kees Boersma and Karen Gomyo perform JP Jofre's Australian Premieres at Cleveland Bay Supper Club 2018
Gold Subscriptions
on Sale in December
You can now secure your Gold or Gold Plus subscription (previously Gold and Platinum passes) from Monday 3rd December. That means you can have your whole trip booked and confirmed much earlier - allowing you to secure cheaper flights and accommodation too hopefully!
A Gold subscription offers a premium seat at all 20 concerts in the main program along with the Families' Concert and the Winterschool concert, so 22 concerts in total. The usual benefits still apply including same seat allocation, an exclusive Q&A with Kathryn Stott, a complimentary program and a complimentary bag. Bus transfers are optional. The Gold Plus subscription replaces Platinum and includes a ticket to 25 concerts, including the Orpheus Island concert.
AFCM Festival Friends
More about the new AFCM Friends Program
Not only will AFCM Friends enjoy the December priority booking period for Gold and Gold Plus subscriptions, but they will also enjoy a two-week priority period for single tickets and other packages. From 11th February, Friends can buy single tickets to concerts, special events and packages, with general public sales commencing on Monday 25 February.
AFCM Friends enjoy up to 10% discount on subscriptions, packages and single tickets plus are invited to an exclusive AFCM Friends breakfast with our Artistic Director during the Festival. Early access to information and monthly e-newsletters are additional benefits. What's more, it is a wonderful way to support the Festival and help ensure our long-term sustainability. Become an AFCM Friend for just $120. P.S. It also makes a wonderful present for someone who loves music!


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