Q: Why are you shortening the event? And am I still getting my money's worth?
A: The event itself will be even more action packed than before. Shortening by 12 hours (note the last day was never a full day) will allow us to compress activities and ensure that you will have experiences at the event day and night for all event days. We were unhappy with our final day being empty and not exciting enough and so we are changing this up by concentrating the focus on the three days only.
Q: Why are you closing the expo so early?
A: Many of our partners would like us to shorten the expo opening hours to ensure they can focus and compress their content for the expo visitors. We agree here and feel that giving you these hours offer you a more distilled experience with more action packed into a shorter time frame. And for those that want to continue into the night, our live music performances will generally ramp up from 20:00 till late. So once you pop out of the expo you can head straight to the party or any of the other activities that run late.
Q: How does the change affect ticket prices?
A: DreamHack has always had a pretty strict policy when it comes to adjusting prices and the pricing for a basic BYOC ticket has in fact been unchanged since 2015 (from 949 SEK at DreamHack Winter 2014). This means that we aren’t doing an annual increase and still offer a very competitive ticket price compared to other festivals spanning over three days. Some adjustments are still necessary for special ticket categories as a result of increased costs, caused by inflation and yearly adjustments by our contractors.
Q: Can I stay until Tuesday and sleep in the sleeping hall?
A: No, everybody should be out of the venue at 21:00 on the 17th June.
Q: Will DreamHack Winter 2019 also be affected by the changes?
A: Yes, DreamHack Winter 2019 will also be adjusted to fit the new format. The reasoning behind the decision is the same as for DreamHack Summer 2019.