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Festicket, the marketplace offering festival tickets, travel and accommodation packages, teams up with Coachella to target European fans
By Anna Grace on 11 Jul 2019
Festival travel platform Festicket has teamed up with Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to become the Californian festival’s exclusive UK and Europe ticketing partner.
Festicket will provide extra local booking services, support across eight languages and additional currency options, as well as promotion a range of ticket packages.
Tickets for the 2020 edition of Coachella, went on advance sale on Friday 14 June, with Festicket packages selling so far to fans in 49 different countries worldwide.
Festicket chief executive co-founder and chief executive, Zack Sabban, says it is “amazing” to extend the platform’s relationship with Coachella and promoter Goldenvoice. Sabban founded Festicket in 2012, when planning a trip to the Californian festival.
“We created Festicket to help people plan their trips to destination festivals exactly like Coachella,” comments Sabban.
“We created Festicket to help people plan their trips to destination festivals exactly like Coachella”
“Our work so far with Coachella has had an amazing response from our international community of festival fans. Now we’ll be focusing on making the experience the best it can be for every fan – from discovery, to booking, to accommodation, to the event itself.”
Festicket has raised overUS$30 million in funds, most recently receiving $4.6m from creative industries investment specialist, Edge.
Coachella 2019, which took place at the Empire Polo Club in southern California, saw headline performance from Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Ariana Grande.
The 2020 edition will take place across two consecutive weekends from 10 to 12 and 17 to 19 April.
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