Secondary ticketing site TickPick has partnered with Detroit Lakes’ WE Fest and Chicago’s Riot Fest, allowing festivalgoers to find face-value tickets without fees.
TickPick, which formed in 2011, first entered the music industry world when it took over secondary ticketing for Firefly Festival, formerly held by StubHub. The company has since acquired the resale platform Razorgator and bought a stake in the ticket inventory aggregator Rukkus. If TickPick continues to gain more users, the company will continue to grow, TickPick co-founder and co-CEO Brett Goldberg told Pollstar last year.
“We’re continuing our growth path by making smart acquisitions, developing partnerships, and constantly improving our technology for the industry’s best customer experience,” Goldberg said in an interview with Pollstar after acquiring Rukkus.
“Following last year’s success at Firefly Music Festival, we saw a significant opportunity to expand our presence in the festival space and bring transparency and no fees to other notable festivals,” Goldberg said in a statement. “In addition to WE Fest, we’re also partnering this year with Chicago’s Riot Fest as its official secondary marketplace. TickPick is the go-to marketplace for ‘Smart Fans.’ We know they will relish the opportunity to utilize our site to buy tickets to these two events — and for all their other concert and sporting event needs.”
WE Fest, set to run from August 1 to 3 at the Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, Michigan, will feature headlining performances from country’s Keith Urban and LeAnn Rimes, as well as Chris Stapleton, Big & Rich, and Jake Owen. Riot Fest, held in Chicago from September 13 to 15, will include sets from rock acts like Blink-182, Slayer, Bikini Kill, The Racounters, and Rise Against. Originally, Riot Fest was working with Ticketfly, but it ran into trouble after the site was hacked last spring.