Everything started in April 2011, when Zack, Jonathan and Jerome – long-time friends – wanted to organise a group trip to the world famous festival, Coachella.
They asked themselves essential questions: "Should we go camping, or stay at a hotel?", "Is this hostel convenient? Does it provide the best value for money?", "Should we go for the VIP ticket or the General Admission one?", and "Should we book local transportation?". The planning and booking process was painful, time consuming and very expensive!
They didn’t make it to Coachella that year. Instead, they started on a mission: to gather the festival and live music community around a central booking platform to make things more open, aware and connected. After a few weeks of brainstorming (and quite a few Skype sessions), Festicket was born.
Festicket, the UK site that aims to make booking and attending a music festival akin to the experience of purchasing a package holiday online, has raised $680k in a new round of funding.
60 Second Pitch
Co-founders Johnathan Younes and Zacharie Sabban explain their startup, Festicket to CNN.
Startup of the Week: Festicket
Music festivals these days are big business. No longer simply a gig in a field, they are now all about the whole experience and there are seemingly more and more popping up all the time ...
Festicket is a new UK startup targeting music festival goers, a market in Europe which, by some estimates, is worth £12 billion. Users browse the curated directory of music festivals and with ‘one-click’ can book a festival package — tickets, transport and accommodation — therefore taking away a lot of the pain associated with attending festivals and, potentially...
Fancy traveling to a foreign music festival? UK site Festicket now makes it easier
Festicket, the site that helps to package festival tickets, hotel reservations, transport and extras into a booking has refreshed its site to make the whole process much simpler....
L’entrepreneur français Ilan Abehassera (CEO de Producteev) et correspondant de FrenchWeb à New York est cette semaine à Paris pour LeWeb. A l’issue de cette première journée, il nous fait part de ses impressions et de ses coups de coeur pour 3 startups : Festicket, Poutsch et Market Place Factory.
Job Envy: Zack Sabban
Hey Zack, hope you’re all good? Yes, I'm good – another busy day at Festicket, with four meetings, many phone calls, and loads of decisions! You are the Co-founder and CEO of Festicket, how did the idea come about? Well, it actually started after a failed attempt at going to Coachella Music Festival in California in 2011...
PLANNING A TRIP TO A FESTIVAL THIS SUMMER?
"Festicket website will be music to your ears… Take the hassle out of booking your favourite festivals worldwide with the new website – created by a team of youthful music-loving entrepreneurs – set to become a one-stop shop for planning and organizing your tip. Using social network sites including Twitter, Facebook and Soundcloud, Festicket aims to create a trusted online community of festival-goers sharing their experiences and providing recommendations so you can have the best time. Think Trip Advisor for festivals..."
Package holiday-style all inclusive booking for festivals
Festicket aims to make festivals easier by offering tickets, transport and accommodation as an all-in-one package....
December Magazine, Page 8
In 2012, Festicket's mission began. No more trawling the web for hotels, transfers, tickets, airports...
LET US JOIN TOGETHER TO EXPERIENCE THE FINAL MOMENTS OF THE MAYAN CALENDAR AND CELEBRATE LIFE, ELECTRONIC MUSIC, FRIENDSHIP & OUR FUTURE
On December 21st, at 18:11, the fifth and final cycle of the Mayan world cycle will end. At this moment a galactic alignment will occur: for the first time in 25,625 years Planet Earth will line up with the center of the Milky Way...
Think TripAdvisor for festivals!
Investment banker turned festival guru, Zack Sabban tells Pulse of his new project, Festicket, and his quest to become THE festi-reference...
The Easiest Way To Book Your Festival Ticket
We love festivals. Everyone does. What we don't like, though, is the painful experience of planning them, booking them, finding the time to do the research and the money to pay for it all in the end. So, a crack team of youthful but experienced and music-loving entrepreneurs have devised a solution to this problem... introducing Festicket.
Buy your festival tickets from Festicket
Harnessing the power of the social web to revolutionize dance festivals and related travel, Festicket is designed to save you time and hassle, at the same time as offering festival organizers and party people a fully social online platform for communicating all festival-related information.
A safe, user-friendly, and hassle-free way to book your festival ticket and travel
Whether it's planning to attend a festival abroad, or venture to one out of your comfort zone, there is always the painful festival experience of planning them, booking them, finding the time to do the research and the money to pay for it all in the end.
Festicket aims be a one-stop shop for booking your dream and all-inclusive trip to every single festival in the world. We caught up with the organiser Zack Sabhan to learn more about what this innovative website can offer, be sure to check out the teaser video at the bottom of this interview!
Take a look at our latest press release.