Ticket Quarter has bolstered its ticketing portfolio after confirming services for three major Liverpool 2018 events.
The agency will be the primary ticketing partner for the inaugural Bordeaux Wine Festival, which takes place from May 25 – 28, as well as the Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) which returns to Sefton Park on July 21 and 22.
Both events are expected to attract tens of thousands of visitors and form part of the Liverpool 2018 programme – exciting, inspirational and thought-provoking projects taking place across the city to mark the 10th anniversary of Liverpool’s reign as European Capital of Culture.
LIMF’s new ticketed format will enable festival goers to enjoy more than 70 high calibre artists and 18 hours’ worth of unforgettable live music over two days, for just £5 per day for advance tickets and £10 per day on the gate.
Ticket Quarter will also provide an allocation for CBBC Summer Social, the BBC’s first ever outdoor children’s festival which takes place in Croxteth Park from August 3 – 5.
Henry Brown, head of Ticket Quarter, said: “We are pleased to have been selected as the box office for such major events in the city.
“2018 is a pinnacle year as we reflect on how much our event and cultural offering has developed over the past decade. Our aim is to ensure that as many people as possible are able to enjoy this wide range of fantastic experiences by discovering what is on offer and by purchasing tickets easily.”
Claire McColgan MBE, director of Culture Liverpool, said: “This is a landmark year for Liverpool and we are pleased to be working with Ticket Quarter as our ticketing agency for three of the region’s major events this year.
“Not only does the company have its headquarters in the city, but they are experienced in delivering ticketing for a wide range of entertainment throughout the North West so we are confident that the team will provide an excellent service to help make the year a great success.”
Ticket Quarter has also recently won contracts to provide services for the Palm House and the Bombed Out Church. Meanwhile, it recently unveiled its new brand to reflect how the company has progressed since it was launched six years ago.
The organisation sells tickets for music, comedy, theatre and arts, family entertainment, exhibitions and sport for a variety of regional venues and more than 200 events across the North West including St George’s Hall, Farmaggedon and Aintree Racecourse. As the ticketing arm of The ACC Liverpool Group – home to BT Convention Centre, Echo Arena and Exhibition Centre Liverpool – it also provides tickets for Echo Arena Liverpool and Exhibition Centre Liverpool events such as forthcoming exhibition The Gin to My Tonic Show from September 7 – 9.
Ticket Quarter provides support for event promoters and venues including online ticketing; contact centre and hotline; marketing and promotional support; customer service support and account management.