PRESS RELEASE: “WeGotTickets Sets ‘Site’ on Festivals for 2012”
LONDON, ENG (WeGotTickets) January 5, 2012 — WeGotTickets is expanding their festival offering in 2012 with the launch of their custom-built festival ticketing site, WeGotFestivals.
WeGotFestivals will offer customers easy access to WeGotTickets’ 200 plus music and non-music festivals, many of which might otherwise go undiscovered. Already on the site are Field Day, Bearded Theory, Electric Elephant, Meadowlands, Wychwood, All Tomorrow’s Parties (curated by Jeff Mangum), I’ll Be Your Mirror and Soundwave Croatia with many more to follow.
The design of the site is a step away from the current WeGotTickets site and is intended to engage directly with customers, encouraging them to browse and discover festivals with ease.
Certain independent festivals can be featured on the WeGotFestivals homepage, through which customers can click right through to purchase. Ticket selling clients are also able to integrate RSS feeds displaying a scrolling front page feed which allows automated festival news updates such as line-up announcements or competitions.
WeGotTickets work closely with festival promoters and have an extensive background in hands on support of festivals. Over the years WeGotTickets staff have aided with many ins and outs of running an event from providing consultancy on customer entry and door infrastructure through to staffing the box office. WeGotTickets has run ticket redemption at events such as Field Day, 1234 Shoreditch and Oxfordshire’s community event Fiesta in the Park
Edd Lewington, Sales Manager WeGotTickets says “We’d been thinking about ways we could provide customers easier access to our fantastic independent festivals – and WeGotFestivals was born. As well as providing marketing support to our festival clients we are offering festival goers an opportunity to discover those hidden gems we all know are there, but only occasionally hear about”
Tom Baker, Eat Your Own Ears (promoter of Field Day) said “WeGotTickets has been such an invaluable partner of Field Day over the years, and we particularly look forward to using their new WeGotFestivals feature of the site to make 2012’s Field Day the best year yet”
WeGotTickets is the UK’s leading paperless ticketing agency. Launched in 2002, WeGotTickets works with over 4,000 event organisers placing it in the top five ticketing agencies in the UK.
WeGotTickets has made it possible for organisers of events of all shapes and sizes to benefit from advance ticket sales, and now sells more than 750,000 tickets a year; from art events and underground restaurants to traditional live music and comedy shows and festivals.
Since its launch, WeGotTickets has consistently pushed for innovation, transparency and best practice across the ticketing industry, with many of the company’s ideas becoming standard industry practice.
The company’s 10% maximum ticket commission rate has helped to lower fees across the business, whilst its pioneering paperless ticketing system has been a major factor in reducing the live music industry’s carbon footprint.
Over the years WeGotTickets has been proud to work on a number of special campaigns with charities such as Oxfam, Macmillan, Youth Music and Warchild, and regularly donates a percentage of their booking fees back to these groups. In 2009 the company launched a unique feature allowing ticket buyers to quickly and easily make a donation to a featured charity whilst purchasing tickets.
WeGotTickets is now proud to be a full member of STAR (Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers) and is fully behind the organisation’s new fraud prevention kite mark.