Henley Festival to hold innovative live-stream event to stay connected in lockdown

by | Jun 11, 2020

Henley Festival will this year host a virtual concert to replace the closing night of its traditional five-day music and arts boutique event.

Billed ‘The Digital Edition’ it will star British singer Beverley Knight, Will Young, Hao Zi Yoh, Joe Stilgoe, Rory Bremner with host, David Gower. The two hour show on July 12th will be available via TicketCo Media Services, a pay-per-view virtual streaming service. The Henley Festival are also hosting a three-night car park party via a ‘drive-in’ comedy, karaoke, and cinema event in partnership with TicketCo and the Coalition Agency prior to the virtual show. This event will be held at the normal festival location, supported by Henley Royal Regatta.

TicketCo Media Services was launched during lock down to help event organisers. TicketCo enables promoters and venues to book performance artists and to broadcast exclusive pay-per-view events via the internet on their own TV channel. Full HD quality and crystal-clear sound can be enjoyed on any device. There are no set-up costs, an affordable pay-as-you-go price plan and streaming software is included. Digital tickets can be sold for the virtual events via The TicketCo app.

Henley Festival CEO Nick Mattingley said: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to offer a digital version of Henley Festival for 2020 with some of the UK’s best loved performers. This is a wonderful opportunity for people to experience the festival from the comfort of their homes.” 

Paul Carey, Key Account Manager at TicketCo Media Services, said: “Henley Festival is a respected, premium event that is a highlight of the season. We are proud to have formed a partnership based on innovation and a huge desire to engage with audiences. We are looking forward to helping take the Henley Festival to a global audience via TicketCo Media Services.”

Henley Festival is a renowned black-tie event consisting of a vibrant programme of music, art, and gastronomy. It prides itself on creating unforgettable experiences and supporting local talent. It is a not-for-profit organisation which supports select charities annually.

TicketCo is a cloud-based event payment company, with offices in Norway, the UK, and Sweden.

Tickets for The Digital Edition are on sale now via: www.henley-festival.co.uk

About us

At TicketCo we have built our business on providing an easy to use digital platform for event organisers, artists, and venues to sell tickets and market their events. We have always been at the forefront of developing our own technology to adapt and provide a service and platform that is relevant in the digital age.

When lockdown hit the industry the team at TicketCo soon realised it was an opportunity and the company invested in R&D to develop and launch TicketCo Media Services, a new pay per view live streaming and video on demand service. It is combined with our ticketing platform so organisers and artists can monetise digital content and events.

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