Wednesday, 10 June 2015
Ticketmaster reaches into festivals and DIY
Ticketmaster has snapped up two more companies, expanding its reach into the festival and DIY ticketing space. Front Gate Tickets was started in 2003 as an alternative ticketing service for venues in Austin, Texas, and now helps venues, artists, promoters and festivals grow their business and effectively promote events to fans. Clients include music events as Coachella, Austin City Limits, Electric Forest, The Governors Ball Music Festival, Lollapalooza, RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest and X Games. Additionally, Front Gate Tickets offers RFID-powered access control, experiential marketing and cashless POS systems that streamline festival entry, sponsorship activations, and concession sales. DIY ticketing platform Universe helps event organisers sell tickets online. It works with thousands of event organizers worldwide and provides them with tools to sell tickets, and promote and manage events online.