It’s December. In the concert ticketing world that means we’ve just about finished packing up our last festival scanner and get to enjoy a month or so of not thinking about living inside of a box office trailer next to a perpetual printing buzz, subsisting on bottled water and cold pizza slices, before next year’s festival season goes on sale in just a few weeks. Luckily for us, our Kwan-Chrismukkah Solstice gifts came just in time, in the form of a handful of stellar partnerships that will make the 2012 festival season run smoother for fans and promoters alike!
Ticketfly announced today at the International Music Festival Conference in Austin a comprehensive festival ticketing solution designed to increase operational efficiencies (i.e. stuff will get easier) and revenue opportunities for promoters (make $$$), while improving the festival going experience for fans (fun without headaches!). We told you back in June that we wanted to offer a total festival package, so here you go!
The Ticketfly solution combines Ticketfly’s next-generation ticketing and social marketing platform with best-in-class festival technology specialists to offer a fully-integrated, end-to-end festival ticketing solution, including:
• Centralized contract and events logistics management
• Custom, feature-rich iPhone and Android mobile apps
• Secure and reliable RFID authentication
• Ride sharing transportation services
• Online, mobile and onsite box office functionality
• Industrial-grade scanning technology
• Integrated social marketing capabilities
“While the festival industry is booming, so is the complexity in operating these large scale events,” said Dan Teree, Ticketfly Co-Founder, President & COO. “Festival organizers are forced to cobble together often incompatible, non-integrated technologies at significant cost. Our goal is to reduce this friction by offering festival promoters a true end-to-end festival ticketing solution, saving them time and money while greatly improving the festival-going experience for fans.”
The Ticketfly festival ticketing solution brings together the best technology and service providers in the industry, including:
Aloompa is the premier smartphone application provider for the top US music festivals, including Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, and the CMT Music Festival. Ticketfly and Aloompa have partnered to seamlessly integrate event data and provide mobile-ready ticketing capabilities that promote sales while reducing the need for data replication.
The driving force behind the operations and data management of most major US festivals including Austin City Limits, Burning Man, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, and Coachella, DataFlow Workspace provides an easily customizable platform to manage festival event production. Ticketfly will allow DataFlow Workspace to better facilitate ticketing and access control for VIP packages.
Not just a clever name, DoStuff Media provides a completely customizable website platform tailored specifically to the festival space. Clients include Lollapalooza, Moog Fest, and Austin City Limits, as well as the New Orleans Jazz Fest. Through this partnership, Ticketfly clients will gain access to a sophisticated festival website platform, coupled with Ticketfly’s advanced social connectivity and analytics.
Known as the industry standard for RFID access control and cashless payment systems for live events, Intellitix activated over one million RFID tags at festivals including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Electric Zoo, and Austin City Limits this year. The non-exclusive Intellitix integration with Ticketfly will provide event promoters with seamless access to critical buyer behavior while managing fraud and unwanted resale.
Zimride is the fastest growing ridesharing application used by the largest universities and corporations. Their clients range from Facebook to Lollapalooza. With Ticketfly, event organizers will be able to offer concert-goers a way to dramatically reduce their carbon footprint while building a greater sense of community.
Mobile? Check. Cash-free payments? Check. VIP packages? Check. Environmentally friendly and inexpensive transportation? Check! As soon as someone invents a self-cleaning porta-potty with a never-ending toilet paper supply, we’ll call them too!
We’re firm believers that if another company is already doing something really well, why re-invent their wheel when we can just collaborate? Welcome aboard to an exciting list of new partners and a new era for festival planning. I’m stocking up on sunscreen already.
If you’re planning a festival or other event and would like more information on becoming a Ticketfly partner, check us out!