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Orchard Entertainment is now Ticketmaster-only after signing an exclusive deal with the Live Nation-owned ticketer
By IQ on 02 Aug 2016
Orchard Entertainment, Wales’s largest independent concert promoter, has signed an exclusive ticketing deal with Ticketmaster UK.
Orchard, which promotes over 200 shows a year in the UK and also handles corporate events, PR, TV production, graphic design and more under the Orchard Media and Events banner, will sell tickets through both Ticketmaster (TM) and its TicketWeb subsidiary, with TM also providing on-site services “from access control to box offices” at its larger productions.
“This is an exciting time for Orchard,” says the company’s Pablo Janczur. “The combined marketing reach of Ticketmaster and TicketWeb takes our events to the next level, enabling us to reach new and old fans alike.”
“The combined marketing reach of Ticketmaster and TicketWeb takes our events to the next level”
Andrew Parsons, managing director of Ticketmaster UK, adds: “We’re really looking forward to working with Orchard on their numerous shows, providing marketing reach and ticketing services, as well as having our experienced team on site at Orchard’s largest events.”
In other Orchard news, the promoter recently produced Paolo Nutini’s show at the Newport Centre (2,000-cap.), the proceeds of which went to local fan Ieuan Joel Jones, whose mother, Bevlee, died in March. “This was a very moving gesture from Paolo, and a thrill for Orchard to be involved in such a terrific event,” comments Janczur. “It was also gratifying to see so many partners rise to the occasion, and come together to ensure we could make as much for Ieuan as possible in memory of his mum.”
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