TICKETMASTER BRINGS FRONT GATE TICKETS TO UK
This week, Ticketmaster announced it is launching Front Gate Tickets in the U.K. with a focus on festivals. Front Gate aims is an end-to-end white-label ticketing solution that has been utilized at North American festivals like Lollapalooza, Electric Daisy Carnival and Austin City Limits. Front Gate’s first U.K. festival will be Latitude, which is scheduled for July 13-16 in Suffolk, England. This white label solution includes all of the functions a festival client requires – quick check-out options, VIP experience upsells, group bookings, payment plans and rich data analytics.
LIVE NATION’S $20 NATIONAL CONCERT DAY SOLD A MILLION TICKETS
In just one week, Live Nation sold over one million tickets for $20 during its ‘Kickoff to Summer Ticket Promotion.’ The promotion began on National Concert Day (May 1) and ran from May 2-9. Live Nation sold $20 tickets for Jason Aldean, Muse, Sam Hunt, John Mayer and Korn, among other notable artists. Regular tickets for those summer shows are still available through LiveNation.com.
APOLLO THEATER ANNOUNCES 2017 GALA LINEUP
Harlem’s Apollo Theater has announced its largest fundraiser – the Apollo Spring Gala – will be held June 12 with Cedric the Entertainer as host. The event will feature musical performances from CeeLo Green, Sheila E. and Charlie Wilson. All proceeds will support the non-profit organization’s year-round, world-class artistic, education and community programming. At the gala, Verizon will be honored with the Corporate Award, and Peabody Award winning director and producer Stan Lathan will receive the Trailblazer Award.