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The Ticketmaster UK subsidiary will become then only advertised source of tickets to gigs at the 18th-century church-turned-music venue
By IQ on 05 Apr 2016
East London music venue St John-at-Hackney has signed an exclusive deal with Ticketmaster UK subsidiary TicketWeb.
TicketWeb, which provides its partner venues with technology suites to administrate their own online ticketing operations, will become the only advertised source for tickets to the 1,400-capacity venue via its website and social media channels.
The Church of St John-at-Hackney was designed on a Greek-cross plan by architect James Spiller and constructed in 1792. It opens its doors to musicians in 2011 and has since hosted concerts by Bloc Party, Florence + the Machine, Daughter, Cat Power and Coldplay, who launched their latest album, Head Full of Dreams, at a secret event at the venue in December, for which all tickets were processed by TicketWeb.
The 18th-century Church of St John-at-Hackney opened its doors to musicians in 2011 and has since hosted concerts by Bloc Party, Florence + the Machine, Daughter, Cat Power and Coldplay
“I am delighted to be working with TicketWeb at St John-at-Hackney,” says Katharine Walters, the venue’s director. “I feel there is excellent synergy between our companies given TicketWeb’s commitment to supporting new music and emerging artists.
“St John-at-Hackney might be over 200 years old but as a venue we are still at the relatively early stages of an incredibly exciting journey and being based in Hackney our programme often features some of the newest trends. The TicketWeb team is ever friendly, helpful and available to me, providing an excellent service to both myself and my clients.”
Upcoming shows at St John-at-Hackney include Frightened Rabbit on 14 April, Rufus Wainwright on 25 April and Tim Hecker on 5 May.