It’s been a while since we checked in with Twickets, but it seems business is good for the fan-to-fan ticket resale platform.
You will hopefully have seen our news alert yesterday on the news that Ticketmaster is decommissioning its two secondary ticketing sites in Europe. From October, GET ME IN! and Seatwave […]
As one of the hottest tickets on the current touring scene, Ed Sheeran is understandably also one of the most sought-after artists on secondary services.
His team are trying to tackle touting though: this week they have cancelled 10,000 tickets for Sheeran’s Wembley Stadium gigs in June 2018, after finding them being resold on secondary sites for inflated sums.
“Most profiteering companies heeded promoters’ warnings not to trade and resell tickets that would instantly be cancelled,” said a spokesperson.
If you’ve been trying to get tickets to see Adele’s gigs at Wembley Stadium in London next June and July, the sheer weight of demand may have made it a frustrating experience. Especially if you’ve also seen tickets for those gigs pop up on secondary sites with vast markups.
Here’s some good news: there’s a high chance the people trying to flog their tickets on those sites will have them cancelled, rather than trousering a profit.
Face-value resale platform Twickets has another partnership to announce: with British ticket agency Gigantic. Twickets is now Gigantic’s official ticket resale partner: when a concert is sold out, Gigantic’s site […]
Fan-to-fan ticket resale startup Twickets is hoping to draw a crowd to its latest funding round, as it tries to raise £700k on equity-crowdfunding platform Seedrs.
The campaign is part of a wider funding round for the British company that involves a variety of music industry veterans, including the founders of Ignition Management, Modest! Management and Wildlife Entertainment as well as Chrysalis co-founder Chris Wright and former BPI chairman Tony Wadsworth.
The campaign is offering 6.5% of the company’s equity at a pre-money valuation of just over £10m. It comes as Twickets reveals more about its expansion plans. including a deal to become the official ticket reseller for English Premier League football club Crystal Palace, and a partnership with Spanish music promoter Doctor Music to launch in Spain.
More than 500,000 people have signed up to, downloaded the app of or social-followed Twickets since its launch as a way for fans to sell on unwanted concert tickets at […]
We wrote about Twickets earlier this year: it started as a Twitter account to help fans resell unwanted gig tickets to other fans at cost price, then launched an app
British agency Future Platforms has been trying to foster ethical ticket-swaps with its Twickets service. Now there’s an app for that. The idea: a fan-to-fan ticket exchange where people can shift their unwanted spares, but where they’re not allowed to sell them for more than face value.