FRONT GATE TICKETS AND DANNY WIMMER PRESENTS ANNOUNCE MULTI-YEAR PARTNERSHIP FOR U.S. FESTIVALS
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – March 7, 2016 –Front Gate Tickets, North America’s leading festival ticketing platform, has announced a multi-year partnership with Danny Wimmer Presents, a prominent festival production company. The partnership adds nine North American festivals to Front Gate’s roster, including Louder Than Life, Chicago Open Air, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, and Monster Energy Aftershock.
“We are excited to begin a partnership with Front Gate Tickets, one of the most innovative and respected names in the ticketing industry. Their ability to handle high-volume festival on-sales and complex ticketing options, while still making the online buying process intuitive and seamless for patrons, is unparalleled,” said Danny Hayes, CEO, Danny Wimmer Presents. “There is no doubt that Front Gate will be an integral part of DWP’s continued growth and enhancement of the festival experience.”
“Danny Wimmer Presents touches hundreds of thousands of rock & rollers in music-loving cities across the country. We couldn’t be happier about our partnership and the opportunity to continue this journey of growth together. We are thrilled to enable cutting-edge technology for DWP to manage ecommerce, access control, concessions, sponsorship activations, and digital advertising and to provide actionable customer insights so that DWP may – in turn – provide world-class experiences for its fans,” said Maura Gibson, President, Front Gate Tickets.
With over 500,000 fans attending Danny Wimmer Presents festivals in 2015, the company has become recognized within the industry for delivering high-quality entertainment experiences to fans, artists, sponsors, partners and host cities. Front Gate Tickets offers features specifically tailored to the festival market, including RFID-powered access control, experiential marketing and cashless POS systems that streamline festival entry, sponsorship activations, and concession sales, benefiting organizers, partners and fans alike.
Front Gate Tickets was founded in 2003 as an alternative ticketing service for venues in Austin, Texas. Its clients include such top-tier partners as Electric Daisy Carnival, Coachella, Austin City Limits, Electric Forest, Lollapalooza, RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest and X Games. Front Gate Tickets was acquired by Ticketmaster in 2015, expanding Ticketmaster’s ticket offering to the festival vertical.
Ticketmaster is the global market leader in live event ticketing, digital marketing, and mobile fan engagement tools that drive over 530 million ticket transactions per year. Through exclusive partnerships with thousands of venues, artists, sports leagues, and arts and theater tours, Ticketmaster delivers unparalleled access to the most iconic live events to millions of fans worldwide. Ticketmaster is a division of Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company.
About Danny Wimmer Presents
Since 1993, music industry veteran Danny Wimmer has been producing concerts and festivals, both large and small. In 2011, he formed Danny Wimmer Presents, which now produces several of the largest rock and alternative festivals in the U.S. DWP creates memorable and all-encompassing festival experiences, leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. DWP festival portfolio includes Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Louder Than Life, and Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, among others.