Fastest-growing app for buying and reselling tickets expands its business to France, Germany, Nordics, CEE, UK, Spain, Italy and Brazil, with major new partnership deals.
Dutch scaleup company TicketSwap is developing partnerships with internationally renowned music festivals, events promoters and venues across Europe and Latin America, to respond to the growing demand from its 6.5 million users in 36 countries.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the leading platform for ticket resale allows users to safely and fairly buy and sell tickets to their favourite concerts, festivals, sporting events, theatre shows and club nights.
“Thanks to our first funding raised in June 2021 ($10 million, via venture-builder Million Monkeys), we’ve focused on the business growth and expansion to new markets, while reinforcing our presence in existing markets,” says Hans Ober, co-founder and CEO of TicketSwap.
Amongst its 6,000 partners, TicketSwap has teamed up with ID&T Group (Netherlands), Sziget Festival (Hungary), Hellfest (France), LWE (UK), Bootshaus (Germany), Norbergfestival (Sweden), Entourage and Ingresse (Brazil), to name a few.
With headquarters in Amsterdam, TicketSwap is growing its international footprint, by opening European offices in London, Paris, Milan, Barcelona, Berlin and Stockholm. São Paulo will serve as the company’s first Latin American office.
This cultural diversity also translates into the choice of exceptional international partners: TicketSwap has signed a landmark multi-year deal with Sziget, the company behind Sziget Festival, Balaton Sound & Volt, as the brand’s official resale partner until 2026, at least.
“After the pandemic, fan behaviours are changing dramatically, and with over 750,000 people attending our events every year, it’s crucial for us to have an option for fans to safely sell their tickets to other authentic fans”, explains Tamás Kádár, (CEO, Sziget).
I’m convinced that the more we see event organisers supporting ethical fan resale sites, the quicker we can bring an end to ticket touts and help protect our fans.Tamás Kádár (Sziget)
With local teams dedicated to supporting established markets, such as the Netherlands - where nearly 15% of the country’s population is registered with the ticketing app - Belgium and France, TicketSwap is extending its partnership with key industry stakeholders - such as the globally renowned promoter ID&T Group.
“TicketSwap has shown to be our reliable and professional partner when it comes to reselling tickets since 2017”, declared Martijn van Daalen (CCO, ID&T Group). “ID&T’s brands are enjoyed by over 1.5 million music fans worldwide each year. Therefore, it’s imperative that we do everything in our power to create the optimal fan experience, including flexibility for our fans to resell and buy tickets safely and easily.”
The post-pandemic return of live events promises a year filled with festivals, sports events and new app features. “We’re thrilled to support our partners in this crucial phase for their businesses. Our 10th anniversary is also the perfect occasion for us to give back to the community and partners,” says Simon Aurik, CMO & CCO of TicketSwap.
In the meantime, you can swap digits with the team in person: TicketSwap is participating in upcoming industry events - such as Ticketing Professionals Conference (Birmingham, UK), TalkFest (Lisbon, Portugal), International Live Music Conference (London, UK).
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