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Di-rect show in big-screen cinema moves 14,000 tickets

Dutch rock band Di-rect sold more than 14,000 tickets for their latest concert live stream, held at the Omniversum cinema in the Hague last Friday (5 March).

The show, the band’s sixth in the last 12 months, saw Di-rect perform in front of Omniversum’s giant, Imax-style domed screen – which at 840m² is 4,500 times larger than a home television, and wraps halfway around the audience – against the backdrop of immersive light show created by projection-mapping company Mr Beam.

Like previous Di-Rect live streams, tickets for the Omniversum event were sold by GUTS Tickets on a pay-what-you-choose model.

“A band in great shape, a high-quality livestream from a unique location, and the ‘pay-what-you-like’ ticketing defines its success”

“It’s great to see so much enthusiasm for Di-rect’s livestream concerts,” says promoter Agents After All in a statement. “Even though it was their sixth live stream in a year, it was their best sold one to date. The combination of a band in great shape, a high-quality livestream from a unique location, and the ‘pay-what-you-like’ ticketing with GUTS ticketing defines its success, we believe.

“A great compliment to everyone involved and we look forward to the next event on 1 May with the Hague Philharmonic Orchestra.”

Tickets for Di-rect’s seventh live stream, from AFAS Circus Theatre in the Hague, are on sale now via the band’s website. Pay-what-you-like pricing starts from a minimum of €2.

 


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Concert at Sea 2019 sells out in two hours

Dutch festival Concert at Sea today sold all weekend tickets for its 2019 edition in under two hours.

The event, which has a daily capacity of 40,000, has also sold out of day tickets for Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June 2019, with only a few day tickets for Thursday 27 June remaining, according to promoter Agents After All.

Artists performing at Concert at Sea 2019 include Nile Rodgers and Chic, Live, Guus Meeuwis, Golden Earring, Bløf (who co-organise the event with Agents After All) and Álvaro Soler.

“It’s so great to see the enthusiasm for our festival growing year after year”

Festival director Lesley Grieten comments: “It’s so great to see the enthusiasm for our festival growing year after year. We are very proud of selling so many tickets to our fans; it’s also a [reflection of] last year’s sun-blessed edition including headliners Sting and Alanis Morissette.

“We are very much looking forward to next year’s edition featuring Nile Rodgers and Chic, Live, Alvaro Soler and Holland’s biggest band, Bløf, among others”.

Concert on the Sea has been held on the four-mile-long Brouwersdam, in Zeeland, south-west Holland, since 2006. Previous headliners include Bastille, Faithless, Lenny Kravitz, Counting Crows, Skunk Anansie and Tom Odell.

 


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