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Industry vet Matt Ephgrave joins Festicket

Ephgrave, an alumni of Ticketscript, Seatwave and Yplan, will oversee all daily operations at the fast-growing UK festival package company

By Jon Chapple on 02 Nov 2017

Matt Ephgrave, Festicket

New Festicket COO Matt Ephgrave

Ticketing industry veteran Matt Ephgrave has been appointed chief operating officer of Festicket, a UK-based seller of festival ticket packages.

Ephgrave, who has previously worked at Ticketscript (acquired by Eventbrite in January), Yplan (now owned by Time Out) and Ticketmaster’s Seatwave, will oversee all Festicket’s daily operations, including global customer service, fulfilment and account and campaign management, from its London HQ.

Festicket packages tickets with travel, accommodation and other add-ons to create “complete festival trips”, working with more than 1,000 partner music festivals in 40 countries. It was recently ranked as the UK’s 6th fastest-growing technology company by the Sunday Times Tech Track 100, and is on course for 100% revenue growth in 2017.

“Festicket undoubtedly has a very big future, and it was an easy choice to come and be a part of it”

The company last July closed an additional US$6.3 million in funding, bringing its total investment to date to $10m.

“Right now is an exciting time for Festicket, with Matt bringing huge experience to the team, a number of very important partnerships in the pipeline and another year of significant drawing to a close,” says Festicket founder and CEO Zack Sabban. “Ambitious planning for 2018 called for someone of Matt’s skills and know-how, so we’re delighted that he is joining us for the next stage in the Festicket journey.”

Ephgrave adds: “This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a strong team that’s more than used to success. Festicket undoubtedly has a very big future, and it was an easy choice to come and be a part of it.”


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