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Ticketmaster UK's indie division will stage grassroots shows in association with a number of independent British promoters, beginning with CloseUp Promotions
By IQ on 20 Jul 2016
TicketWeb, Live Nation/Ticketmaster UK’s ticketing platform for independent live music, has announced plans to cooperate with several local concert promoters to showcase emerging British talent.
The first partnership is with promoter/agency CloseUp Promotions, the host of Club CloseUp at the Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen in London, which will with TicketWeb hold monthly showcases at Brighton venue Bleach (150-cap.) featuring “the country’s top indie and electronic acts”.
Sam Isles, TicketWeb’s MD, comments: “TicketWeb is a passionate supporter of upcoming talent, and teaming up with Sam [Tucker, managing director] and the CloseUp team is a natural step for us. Sam is a bright, young promoter with big things ahead of him. The emerging artists that he represents will be of tremendous value to our fans who live for new music.
“TicketWeb is a passionate supporter of upcoming talent, and teaming up with Sam and the CloseUp team is a natural step for us”
Tucker adds: “Partnering up with the TicketWeb team is great news for myself and CloseUp; it will enable us to bring bigger and brand-new audiences to some of the exciting new acts we present. Our monthly joint showcases at Bleach already look set to become one of the most well-established nights in Brighton.”
The first CloseUp/TicketWeb show at Bleach is on 18 August and will include performances from The Island Club, Howland, Judas and Seats.
TicketWeb in April became the exclusive ticketing partner of east London venue St John-at-Hackney.
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