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La historia detrás de Festicket
Todo comenzó en abril de 2011, cuando tres amigos de toda la vida, Zack, Jonathan y Jerome, querían organizar un viaje en grupo al mundialmente famoso festival de Coachella.
Se encontraron haciéndose preguntas básicas como: ¿Acampamos o mejor nos quedamos en un hotel?, ¿estará bien este hostal?, ¿será el mejor a este precio?, ¿deberíamos comprar una entrada VIP o de admisión general? y, ¿deberíamos reservar transporte local? El proceso para planearlo y reservarlo todo fue muy complicado, les llevó mucho tiempo y, además, ¡era muy caro!
Al final ni siquiera fueron a Coachella ese año. En vez de eso, se embarcaron en una misión: reunir a la comunidad de festivales y de música en directo alrededor de una plataforma central de reservas para hacer que el proceso sea más abierto, más sencillo y con mayor flexibilidad. Después de unas cuantas semanas de compartir ideas (y de bastantes sesiones por Skype), nació Festicket.
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TRANS-EUROPE SUPERSONIC EXPRESS: THE CONTINENT'S LIVE MARKET EXPLODES
FESTICKET HIRES EX-UNIVERSE EXEC FOR US LAUNCH
Festicket has made its first US appointment with the hiring of Lauren Pye as president, North America. In her new role, Pye will lead Festicket’s new office in San Francisco, with the aim of introducing Festicket into the North American market.
FESTICKET AIMS TO BRING PLATFORM TO NORTH AMERICAN MARKET
The music festival platform Festicket is bringing their operations to North America, and has just announced a new president to take over affairs in the U.S. Since its inception, it has an annual sales growth of +146%, and has been ranked in the top 30 fastest growing companies in the UK by Sunday Times Tech Track.
MORE REVELLERS ARE HEADING ABROAD FOR THEIR FESTIVAL FIX THAN EVER BEFORE
A new study reveals that more music fans than ever before are heading abroad for their festival fix. Online portal Festicket boast more than 2.5 million users per year, and gather data on purchasing habits.
REPORT: INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL EXPERIENCES GROWING IN POPULARITY
Online festival booking platform Festicket has released the details of a report that shows more and more UK festivalgoers making the trip abroad for their experiences in 2018.
FESTICKET DEMONSTRATES RISE IN OVERSEAS FESTIVAL ATTENDANCE
Festicket, the world’s largest online booking portal for music festivals, has shared its annual industry findings as the summer season draws to a close. As a leading retailer of international live music experiences, Festicket’s annual insights offer a unique overview of the who, what, and how of festivals across the globe.
LIER TOURISME ET FESTIVAL DE MUSIQUE, LA BONNE IDÉE DE LA GÉNÉRATION Y
Lier festival et vacances à l'étranger, l'idée n'est pas si saugrenue. Le site Festicket, qui propose des packages transport-logement-billet d'entrée, pointe que désormais 48% des festivaliers sont des étrangers. Et la logique se développe d'ailleurs surtout auprès du jeune public : 94% d'entre eux ont moins de 34 ans !
SPOTIFY TEAMS WITH FESTICKET TO TURN YOUR LISTENING HABITS INTO FESTIVAL TICKETS
Spotify has teamed up with Festicket, a leading music festival travel-booking platform, to make it easier to find festivals that align with your everyday listening habits. It's aptly called "Festival Finder" and how it works is fairly simple: after connecting your Spotify account with Festicket, the startup scans your streaming history and then surfaces 10 upcoming festivals worth looking into.
SPOTIFY USES YOUR LISTENING HISTORY TO FIND FESTIVAL TICKETS
It isn't always easy to choose which music festivals to attend. You might not be aware that your dream festival exists, and the ones you do know may only have one or two artists you'd actually like to see. Spotify might just fix this. It's partnering with Festicket on a Festival Finder that uses your listening habits to help you score tickets (plus accommodations and travel) to events around the world that truly reflect your tastes.
SPOTIFY TE AYUDARÁ A DESCUBRIR FESTIVALES SEGÚN LA MÚSICA QUE ESCUCHES
Spotify será, a partir de ahora, más útil para los amantes de los festivales de música. La compañía sueca se ha asociado con la plataforma de origen británico Festicket, la cual está enfocada a la búsqueda y compra de entradas para festivales musicales, para poder ofrecer recomendaciones personalizadas de este tipo de eventos en base a lo que el usuario escucha.
FESTICKET IS USING SPOTIFY'S DATA TO RECOMMEND MUSIC FESTIVALS
Festicket is using Spotify’s music data to learn what bands and artists a user is listening to. To try out the feature head over to Festicket’s Festival Finder beta and log into your Spotify account. Once everything is linked, Festicket recommends a handful of festivals to the user based on their music library.
FESTICKET LAUNCHES SPOTIFY-POWERED 'FESTIVAL FINDER' FEATURE
British festival-ticketing firm Festicket has added a new feature that uses Spotify to recommend events to its users. The ‘Festival Finder’ feature gets people to log in using their Spotify accounts, then uses the data on their listening habits to suggest 10 upcoming festivals that might match their tastes.
FESTICKET’S FESTIVAL FINDER: YOUR FIRST STOP FOR FESTIVAL DISCOVERY WITH YOUR FAVOURITE SPOTIFY ARTISTS
Monday 23rd July, London, United Kingdom. Festicket, the world’s largest online booking platform for music festivals, has launched its brand new Festival Finder. The Festival Finder uses your Spotify artists to help you discover your perfect festival in seconds.
FESTICKET INTEGRATES WITH SPOTIFY TO HELP YOU DISCOVER FESTIVALS YOU'LL LIKE
Festicket, the U.K.-based online booking platform for festivals, has integrated with Spotify to help you discover music festivals based on the music you listen to. Dubbed “Festival Finder,” the new feature requires you to connect your Spotify account to Festicket using Spotify login.
FESTICKET TEAMS UP WITH GOOD NIGHT OUT TO TACKLE HARASSMENT
Festicket, the world’s largest online community for music festivals, has announced it is teaming up with campaign group Good Night Out in a bid to tackle harassment at music festivals. By working together, the two hope to raise awareness of, and give practical advice on, how to stay safe at music festivals.
MUSIC FESTIVALS: WHAT'S THE WORLD'S BIGGEST?
When it comes to music festivals, the biggest may not necessarily be the best. But some of the best-known - such as Glastonbury or Woodstock - are famous not only for the quality of the acts, but also for their size. The music festival industry is currently worth $3bn (£2.28bn) globally and continues to grow, according to research by Festicket, which arranges tickets and accommodation for music festivals.
INDUSTRY VET MATT EPHGRAVE JOINS FESTICKET
Ephgrave, who has previously worked at Ticketscript (acquired by Eventbrite in January), Yplan (now owned by Time Out) and Ticketmaster’s Seatwave, will oversee all Festicket’s daily operations, including global customer service, fulfilment and account and campaign management, from its London HQ.
FESTICKET AND EVENTBRITE JOIN FORCES
Festicket, a UK-based seller of festival packages, has entered into an integration partnership with ticketing and event technology firm Eventbrite.
The collaboration provides Festicket with an expanded inventory of festivals globally. The firm currently partners with more than 1,000 festivals, connecting two and a half million registered members and three million monthly users across seven languages and 35 countries.
Announcing 26 New Companies Joining Future Fifty in 2017
We’re delighted to announce the companies joining the Future Fifty programme in 2017.
All 26 companies have been identified by a highly experienced and respected judging panel made up of some of the most successful entrepreneurs and investors in UK tech. They believe these companies have the potential to scale rapidly and build significant businesses.
Reports Say “More People Are Going To Festivals Than Ever Before”
A recent study by Festicket has concluded that the musical festival business is growing at a rapid pace and more people are attending music festivals than ever before.
As Europe’s leading music festival travel platform, Festicket has unprecedented access to data regarding music festivals and the people who attend them. For this study, Festickets tapped its user base of more than one million subscribers in order to reveal trends...
Festicket ranks at no. 6 on The Sunday Times Tech Track 100, with 225% growth in sales
The difficulties of arranging accommodation and transfers for a trip they planned to the Coachella festival in California inspired friends Zach Sabban, 32, and Jonathan Younes, 32, to start this business in 2012.
They have since secured £7.5m from investors such as Lepe Partners to develop their online platform, which sells tickets and packages to more than 1,000 festivals worldwide. Festicket also reviews festivals and produces an online magazine to create a one-stop-shop for its 2.5m members.
The magazine has increased traffic to the site, helping to boost 2016 sales, which represent fees, to £16m. This year the London company opened offices in Germany and the Netherlands.
Festicket raises a $6.3 million Series B round to further grow its marketplace to discover and book music festivals
Festicket, one of Europe’s leading online platforms for music festival experiences, raises a $6.3 million round led by Lepe Partners and existing investors Wellington Partners, PROfounders, and Playfair Capital.
Arthur Kosten – ex-CMO of Booking.com, vente-privee Entertainment (VPE) – pioneer in online flash sale concept and global industry leader, and Jean-Charles Carré – the business partner and manager of world DJ Superstar David Guetta have also backed the London-based firm.
Festival travel booking site Festicket raises $6.3M Series B
Festicket, the UK startup that lets you book a wide range of music festival experiences, has closed $6.3 million in Series B funding. Lepe Partners led the round, with participation from existing investors Wellington Partners, PROfounders, and Playfair Capital. Noteworthy, the London-based company has also picked up Arthur Kosten (ex-CMO of Booking.com) and Jean-Charles Carré (the business partner and manager of DJ David Guetta) as backers.
Europe’s fastest-growing young tech companies: Here are the Tech5 finalists
Festicket have been announced as a finalist in the TNW's European Tech5, with the winner to be announced at the TNW Conference Europe in April. Read the article for more and to see who we're up against...
Festival Travel Site Festicket Raises $2.7M Series A
Festicket, the UK startup that offers a travel booking and discovery site for festival goers, has closed a $2.7 million Series A round. The new funding, which adds to a $680,000 seed round raised in March 2013, is being led by European VCs, Wellington Partners and PROfounders Capital. Previous investors, Windcrest Partners, Playfair Capital, and Jacques-Antoine Granjon (founder of vente-privee.com), also participated.