This month for our Backstage section we caught up with Mazzy at The Night Owl, your go to venue for soul and retro music in Birmingham! They have recently had a new stage installed so we thought what better time to pop by and check it out.
When did The night Owl launch?
The Night Owl launched in July 2015,
It's that time of the year again were we at TheTicketSellers revive our lovely Christmas tradition, the 'Giving Tree', which is now in it's Third year!
Like virtually every business in the UK we have a Christmas tree in our office. But underneath our tree you won't find traditional presents, or even "humorous" secret Santa gifts.
1st February 2017
It's that time of year, Festival lineups are coming thick and fast and Secret Garden Party have provided the goods.
Secret Garden Party welcome Crystal Fighters, Wild Beasts, Peaches, Jorja Smith, Fickle Friends and that's just the start. There's still plenty of live music, arts and frivolity to announce for the Secret Garden Party 2017 edition as
It's that time again! We go backstage with DJ, Radio Presenter and Producer, Davey Ecko. He's also the mastermind behind; Wide Awake Club , Decadence, Heroes Of House, 1 Night Stand, Bassline Gathering, oh and he runs a vape shop too!
Davey has been running his ticketing though TheTicketSellers for many years and we thought it was time to catch up
As you probably know, we're at Festival Congress 2017 as the headline sponsor. Over the two days we're going to be rather busy, so we thought we'd keep you updated with what we're up to!
Packing up our business cards and brochures ready for tomorrow. Before you ask, yes, they're both made from recycled paper!
Last year we attended the Showman's Show for the first time and we loved it so much that we're heading back again! We met so many fantastic people that we couldn't miss the chance to show our faces again.
Last year we set up a mini-festival themed stall for the show and got dressed up in our festival gear, wellies,
The nominees for the 3rd Festival Congress Awards have just been announced taking place during the Festival Congress on the 1st November at the DEPOT in Cardiff. The awards will be hosted by Glastonbury’s Ben Challis and are decided on by votes from AIF members.
There are ten award categories including, ‘New Festival on the Block’, ‘Unique Festival Arena’
With festivals come many colourful and interesting characters, from the attendees to the people running them, everyone has a story to tell. Lakefest has recently joined our ever growing list of festivals and we caught up with the man behind it all, Lee Martin.
When did Lakefest start and how has it grown?
It all started with a giant cider
Well actually, check you in is exactly what we did to 50,000 eager Boomtown customers this summer. The festival were very keen for people to only bring in alcohol the first time they entered the festival, so once they had their wristband put on, our API polled the system and enabled the wristband (this meant that any stolen wristbands
When high demand is expected on the website, we have previously had to rely on third party queuing software to protect our servers and deliver people steadily onto the site, ready to buy their tickets. Although the software is good, it feels a bit strange when all you want to do is get on and buy tickets to be stuck
Swoon emerged in 1993 and it's held many a party, but now it's time to witness The Final Swoon event this October. Ted has been there from the start and he's preparing for Swoon's final blow out. We managed to grab Ted for a quick chat about this legendary club night.
When did Swoon start and how has it changed
Nozstock has evolved from a gathering of 50 friends into an intimate musical odyssey joining the dots between pop, ska, folk, funk, soul, indie, drum’n’bass, psytrance, house and a whole lot more.
We caught up with Rob, one of the Directors to find out a little more about the event.
When did Nozstock start and how has it
Did you know you can remove a group from eventree in just 3 clicks?
First go to the parent section of the group (i.e. the section containing the group you want to delete):
Then do this:
Click 1 - click on the drop down menu next to the group:
Click 2 - click on delete:
Click 3 - confirm
Do you want to know who's bought tickets for your event? Perhaps you want to email them all and you need a list of email addresses. Or maybe you're just curious.
Luckily for you it's really easy to get a list of everyone who has bought a ticket to your event.
1) Log into our website using your promoter account
Backstage has already visited the teams behind Just So Festival, Lost Carnival, a Day at the Lake, Cream Birmingham and Our House Rave. Now it's time to take it back to the 90's, with Steve 'Griffo' Griffiths from Splosh!
Throughout the 90's Splosh! put on underground parties throughout the Midlands and also infamous all-nighters at the Q Club, bringing guest
Things are about to get wild on edition number 2 of Backstage. If you want to jump knee deep into the world of Just So Festival, The Lost Carnival and A Day at The Lake, then you're in the right place.
We started working with the Wild Rumpus team last year and we wanted them to spill the beans on
Welcome to the second edition of Backstage where we go into the greenroom, the VIP area and behind the stage with some of the biggest and best event organisers in the country. If you missed our first edition with George Kafetzis, click here.
We've managed to grab an exclusive interview with MC Magika who is responsible for some of the
Hello and welcome to the first edition of Backstage. We work with some of the oldest, biggest and best events in the country and we wanted to find out more about the people behind them. We delve into the habits, hobbies and lives of the creatives, promoters and busy people responsible for parties, festivals and more.
For this instalment we
Want to include a ticket listing on your own website?
Here's how you do it.
1) Log into your promoter control panel and click on your event
2) At the top of the page just underneath your event details you'll see a link to your event on our website. Just underneath that you'll see 'Embed your ticket listing'
How is your event selling? It's a question all event organisers need to ask themselves. You need to know at a glance if you're on track to sell enough tickets to make the event profitable, visualise the results of particular marketing campaigns and compare sales patterns to previous events.
We've recently launched two amazing new ways of viewing your event
If you're running a free event you still might want to register attendees. There are many reasons to do this, including limiting numbers (i.e. to ensure that you don't exceed capacity for the event), getting commitment from attendees in advance (to help you plan catering etc) and to gather attendee data for future marketing.
We've spoken to a few
We're sorry to talk about ourselves again, but, well it's our blog, and also it's something good for our clients too.
You may have noticed us popping up all over the internet recently? No? Well, you're about to. After evaluating many different options we've partnered with an advertising network that we believes shares our philosophy about advertising.
So if you're
As festivals fast approach and we all suffer our first sunburn of the year, it’s an opportunity to reflect on the diverse range of people and organisations you can find in the middle of those muddy fields.
In particular we want to draw your attention to an organisation called ‘Samaritans’, who you might have seen sitting around with their
As promised, we are going to introduce you to more people in each of these posts. Here are two more members of the creative TTS team based in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.
Ben has worked as a software engineer at TheTicketSellers since 2014. He and his colleagues design and build new features for the website and event management software. Ben