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The Night and Day Café, the Lock Tavern and The Dome and Boston Music Rooms – "the best venues in the UK," says CEO Phil Hutcheon – are among Dice's new clients
By Jon Chapple on 05 Sep 2016
Mobile ticketing and music-discovery app Dice has become ticketing partner of 12 independent UK venues.
The London-based start-up – which last month raised US$6 million in a funding round led by Evolution Equity Partners, bringing total investment to $10m – has signed deals with sister venues The Dome (500-cap.) and Boston Music Rooms (250-cap.) in Tufnell Park, north London; Belgrave Music Hall (200-cap.) in Leeds; Birthdays (250-cap.) in Dalston, east London; Headrow House (150-cap.) in Leeds; Kamio at the Red Gallery in Shoreditch, east London; the Lock Tavern (80-cap.) in Camden; the Night and Day Café (250-cap.) in Manchester; the Moth Club (300-cap.) in Hackney, east London; and the Waiting Room (120-cap.) in Stoke Newington, north London.
“We only work with the best artists and DJs, and now we’re working with the best venues in the UK”
Phil Hutcheon, Dice’s founder and CEO, describes small, independent venues like its new partners as “the place where young artists, DJs and promoters cut their teeth” and the “lifeblood of our live music scene”.
“Our mission at Dice is simple: to get you off the sofa and out on the kind of night you’ll never forget,” he comments. “We only work with the best artists and DJs, and now we’re working with the best venues in the UK.”
Through its app, which launched in 2014, Dice sells tickets at face value, with no booking fees and irretrievably tied to the mobile device from which they were bought, making touting impossible. It won the Music Week Award for best ticketing company in April, beating Ticketmaster, CTS Eventim and AXS.
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