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“Best friend” Gigantic grows indie festival roster

The Nottingham ticket agency has almost doubled the size of its festival portfolio over the past three years, recently adding Leopallooza, Handmade and more

By IQ on 24 Apr 2018

Seasick Steve, Leopallooza 2016, Gigantic

Seasick Steve at Leopallooza 2016


image © Leopallooza

Ahead of the 2018 festival season, UK ticket agency Gigantic has revealed it has almost doubled the size of its festival roster since 2015, with an 84% increase in the number of festivals it has put on sale over the past three years.

Gigantic, an independent ticketing company based in Nottingham, has almost 300 festivals on sale, with founder Mark Gasson saying indie events appreciate a partner who can help ease the “myriad demands” on festival organisers’ time.

Cornwall’s Leopallooza, Kent’s Southbeats, PennFest in Buckinghamshire, Chagstock in Devon and Handmade in Leicester are among the latest events to appoint Gigantic as their lead ticketing agent, joining existing clients Reading and Leeds Festivals, Lovebox, Download, Latitude, Tramlines, the Great Escape and Indietracks.

“We consider ourselves as the best friend to independent festival and events”

In 2018, an estimated 500,000 customers will be scanned through Gigantic’s ‘queue-busting’ access control system at events across the country.

“We have significantly strengthened our position within the extremely competitive marketplace over the past 18 months,” comments Gasson. “We pride ourself on working closely with festival organisers because we are passionate about what we do. We are proud to be independent, which allows us to be flexible and supportive.

“We consider ourselves as the best friend to independent festival and events.”

 


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