Festicket Launches Pay With Friends, Allowing Split Payments
When tickets go on sale, usually one person is responsible for fronting their credit card. However, now, the music festival platform Festicket is launching a new feature that allows music fans to purchase tickets as a group. The new feature, “Pay with Friends,” allows the group to reserve tickets... Read more
Australian Ticket Startup Suffers Substantial Data Breach
An Australian online ticket start-up company, Get, reportedly suffered a “potential data leak” which led to personal details of thousands of people to be exposed. Get, a Sydney-based company founded in 2016, manages memberships and allows students from various university clubs and associations to sell tickets to events in... Read more
West End To Reintroduce Paper Tickets For ‘Hamilton’
While the West End had followed the industry by moving toward paperless ticketing over the past few years, Hamilton producers plan to go back to a more traditional ticketing route later this year. According to The Stage, Hamilton producers – which include Cameron Mackintosh, Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill... Read more
Dynasty Sports and Entertainment Acquires The Ticket Group
Dynasty Sports and Entertainment announced its acquisition of the yield management and distribution platform The Ticket Group. According to a press release, The Ticket Group president Eric van de Zilver will remain with Dynasty, as well as all company employees. Through the acquisition, The Ticket Group will be able... Read more
Alpine Valley Venue Sold, Live Nation To Continue Operating
East Troy, Wisconsin’s seasonal concert venue, Alpine Valley Music Theater, has been sold to Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co. for $7.5 million, but Live Nation will continue operations. The 42-year-old venue can hold 37,000 people and has 150 acres of land. Previously, it was owned by the Milwaukee-based Zilber Property Group... Read more
Paciolan Announces Contactless Ticketing with Google Pay
Paciolan, the leading ticketing, marketing and fundraising solution provider for college athletics, has announced that fans will be able to use Google Pay to simply “Tap and Go” to enter fall 2019 football games at participating universities. The first schools to offer contactless ticketing with Google Pay will include... Read more
Sports Events 365, Atletico Madrid Help Fans Receive Game-Day Perks
The international sports and music tickets provider, Sports Events 365, has expanded its existing ticket agreement with the leading club Atletico Madrid for the upcoming 2019/2020 season. As a part of the expansion, fans will be able to participate in some unique opportunities, like arriving before the match to... Read more
Festicket Acquires UK’s Event Genius, Ticket Arena
The UK-based festival booking platform Festicket has acquired UK’s ticketing and point-of-sale platform Event Genius, as well as its consumer-facing brand Ticket Arena. Event Genius, which provides event solution to event organizers with online ticket sales, POS Software, ticket scanning, seat reservations, and marketing, has powered major events like... Read more
TEG Expands Globally With Acquisition of UK Promoter MJR Group
TEG, the live entertainment giant that controls most of Asia Pacific, has officially expanded to Europe with the acquisition of the UK-based promoter and venue operator MJR Group this week. MJR Group, which owns and operates venues throughout the UK like Cardiff’s Tramshed and The Mill in Birmingham, also... Read more
SeatGeek Partners With Arrive To Help Reduce Traffic, Event Parking Issues
Secondary ticketing site SeatGeek has announced a partnership with Arrive, the powered parking company, to help ease traffic at live events. Eventgoers will now have the ability to find and purchase parking ahead of an event to help them reach their seats on time and alleviate massive amounts of... Read more