The Lowlands team just announced that the first 12,500 tickets for the festival have been sold. This is a great start for them, knowing only a handful of the acts that will perform this year.
Lowlands is not the only festival with good sales figures. The weekend-tickets for Pinkpop 2008 were sold out in an all-time record. Within 4 days all 40,000 tickets were gone. Seems like booking Metallica, Rage Against the Machine and Foo Fighters was a good thing.
In other related music news, I can tell you that Editor's concert in the Heineken Music Hall on March 12th was awesome. I definitely thought they performed better than on their gig on last year's Lowlands. Even the two support acts were interesting enough to listen to. Tip of this post: driving through a storm with wind speeds up to 90kmph is _not_ recommended.