Festicket continues Australian expansion with senior appointment, new exclusive festival partnerships and increased investment down under
After signing a string of high profile deals at the start of 2021, Tim Glenane joins Festicket as the business continues to roll out a new end-to-end ticketing, travel and cashless payments offering in Event Genius down under.
Festicket, the world's largest platform for discovering and booking festival trips, is expanding its operations in Australia with new talent, increased presence in the country, boosted investment and a number of new exclusive ticketing deals, cementing the business and it’s new end-to-end Event Genius platform as one of the most forward-thinking new players in the country’s ticketing, tech and festival space.
The latest round of exclusive ticketing partnerships include the debut Gold Coast sell out festival Promiseland and The Grass Is Greener (with events in both Cairns and on the Gold Coast, and pictured above), in addition to previous deals with Lost Paradise, Wildlands and For the Love earlier in the year.
These new signings are just a part of Festicket’s continued expansion into the region with the company investing heavily in new talent, resources, local tech partnerships and an increased physical presence allowing the business’ Australian development and wider APAC strategy to be rolled out.
After spending time with both Eventbrite and Ticketek, Tim Glenane (pictured below) has joined Sam Owens (Head of Business Development, APAC) as Regional Operations Manager to lead operations in APAC, bringing vast experience and knowledge of the live events and festival industries to the team.
Joining him will be a team of local Account Managers and timezone specific customer support staff to help elevate the B2C fan offering in the region.
Sam Owens, Head of Business Development, APAC at Festicket and Event Genius, commented: “This is a hugely exciting time at Festicket as we continue to ramp up our operations in Australia and roll out our new end-to-end Event Genius offering. Since the start of the year, it’s been amazing to have so many high profile festivals and events put their faith in us, so much so that we’re now able to invest significantly in our team, resources, products and services for Australia and the wider APAC region."
"I’m really pleased to be welcoming Tim and the other new starters to the team, who - as we continue to grow - will be integral in providing the level of service we pride ourselves on at Festicket.”
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About Festicket & Event Genius
ABOUT EVENT GENIUS & FESTICKET
Event Genius is a multi-award winning end-to-end UK based ticketing, access control and cashless POS platform servicing events of all types across the globe.
Festicket is the world's largest platform for discovering and booking festival trips. Founded in 2012 by Zack Sabban and Jonathan Younes, the company is backed by a range of investors including Beringea, Edge, Lepe Partners, ProFounders and InMotion Venture and in 2019 completed the acquisition of Event Genius, and the associated Ticket Arena consumer website and brand.
The new joint venture creates an end-to-end platform for organisers and fans alike, providing the most complete offering in the live entertainment industry. Through the egTicketing, egCheckout, egMarketing, egTravel, egAccess and egPay solutions, the platform brings together technology and expertise including POS and cashless payment services, ticketing, accommodation, travel & packages, marketing, data insights & analytics, access control, fan engagement tools and more to plug a gap in the market that no other organisation has addressed to date.
Together, the company works closely with over 4000 official festival and event partners including Coachella, Tomorrowland, BST Hyde Park, Ibiza Rocks, Motion Bristol, Amnesia Ibiza and Wales Rally GB, serving a growing community of over 5 million customers.
Festicket was named in the FT (Financial Times) 1000 in 2019, is a Tech Nation Future Fifty member and also made Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 list in 2019. Alongside its London HQ, the business has offices in Leeds, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Berlin, Porto, Melbourne and Nantes.