Building success with TicketCo UK
It has been an exciting week at TicketCo UK, with some of our clients enjoying some truly fantastic high points.
In fact, it has been a treble-whammy for TicketCo UK with three clients achieving well deserved success in the space of three days.
On Saturday UK comedy promoter Just The Tonic enjoyed its biggest pay-per-view live stream yet, with TV star Johnny Vegas the guest of the latest show. On Sunday The Henley Festival delivered a seamless ‘Digital Edition’ as its annual event went virtual via a pay-per-view live stream with TicketCo TV.
And to top it off Wycombe Wanderers FC were promoted to the Championship on Monday following a brilliant season culminating in a play-off final victory at Wembley to secure their spot in the second tier of English football.
Wycombe Wanderers FC have enjoyed a remarkable EFL League One campaign and TicketCo have been with the Chairboys every step of the way. TicketCo joined Wycombe Wanderers during the close season summer and set the club up with our digital event payment platform and cashless technology.
The season got off to a flyer with a record opening day attendance for its first home league game of the season against Bolton Wanderers, as it launched the TicketCo platform. Supporters embraced the mobile first technology and the club experienced a rapid shift from supporters paying in cash for tickets.
The club built momentum and have a remarkable spirit and it has been a pleasure to be a part of the journey with the club. Under the new ownership of Rob and Peter Couhiq the club have invested in a stronger commercial infrastructure and supported the manager Gareth Ainsworth. Wycombe have fully deserved promotion – and on behalf of everyone at TicketCo we congratulate the club and we are looking forward to building further together.
“We are proud to have played a key role in supporting Wycombe in achieving great commercial success this season that has been mirrored with on the pitch success as well,” said David Kenny, TicketCo UK Country Manager.
“Everyone at Wycombe is forward thinking and the culture is first class and we’re looking forward to continuing to work with the club to further improve the match-day experience for supporters around the stadium, via easy and quick payment solutions.”
Festival live stream
The COVID-19 pandemic meant the prestigious Henley Festival was not able to stage its normal five-day event. So, the organiser pivoted and hosted a virtual concert to replace the closing night via TicketCo TV.
The Digital Edition on Sunday was a seamless event in which viewers enjoyed excellent production levels with full HD quality and some wonderful entertainment. They were treated to performances from Beverley Knight, Will Young, Hao Zi Yoh, Joe Stilgoe, and Rory Bremner with host, David Gower.
“Although we had to postpone our main Festival until next year, our alternative festival featuring socially distanced live entertainment via Car Park Party and a fantastic streamed concert featuring Will Young and Beverly Knight was a huge success,” said Henley Festival CEO Nick Mattingley.
“The demand for arts, music and culture is as strong as ever, perhaps more so and we’re glad we were able to creatively fill the gap where our Festival would have been. A quote from one of our happy customers: ‘utterly amazing! Such energy and passion. Loved every minute. Thanks Henley Festival’.”
Growing digital audience
UK comedy club promoter Just The Tonic’s virtual comedy club has gone from strength to strength since launching via TicketCo TV during lockdown. And in Saturday it enjoyed its most successful show so far – with comedy legend Johnny Vegas the headline act.
The fifth episode, called ‘Schools out for Summer’ attracted a large online audience who were treated to side splitting comedy from Johnny Vegas and other comedians including Matthew Horne, Mark Simmons, Lucy Beaumont, and Jonathan Pie.
Award winning comedian and TV star Johnny Vegas helped make it a night to remember.
Just The Tonic’s ‘Working from Home’ pay-per-view comedy club was launched during COVID-19 lockdown to continue performing, engage with its audience and generate revenue. And there are more shows to come.
Founder Darrell Martin said: “Don’t expect a normal stand-up show; the world has changed, and stand-up is a format for being in a room with people and all the atmosphere that comes with it. We are not trying to recreate that, so join us with an open mind.”