(PRWEB) September 8, 2007
viagogo, Europe's leading secondary ticketing company, has signed an exclusive deal with Peace One Day to auction five pairs of tickets to the Peace Day concert at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday 21st September. The proceeds from the auctions will go to the non-profit organization Peace One Day.
The Peace One Day concert has a star-studded line up including artists such as Annie Lennox, Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens), Corinne Bailey Rae, James Morrison, Kate Nash and Marc Almond.
The concert will also feature video messages and specially filmed pieces by David Beckham among others. Jude Law will be making a guest appearance on the day.
This is the latest in a series of auctions by viagogo which help raise money for good causes. Recent deals have included The Police, Warner Music, Peter Gabriel and Linkin Park's charity.
Eric Baker, CEO of viagogo, said: "This is an exciting deal for us; it is another glowing endorsement for viagogo and once again demonstrates the demand for the secondary ticketing market. We're really pleased to be able to offer fans these exclusive tickets, and help raise money for Peace One Day at the same time. "
Jeremy Gilley, Peace One Day's founder added: "We are delighted to have viagogo on board for this incredible event. They have provided us with a proven safe and secure platform to auction some fantastic tickets the Peace Day concert. It is shaping up to be an unforgettable event, with proceeds going to Peace One Day to be used in our projects for peace".
The exclusive tickets, four box seats and six seats in the front of the arena, are available now. Fans wanting to secure these limited tickets should go to http://www.viagogo.co.uk/Exclusive-Tickets now and start bidding.
For more information about viagogo please contact
Melissa Varcoe or Harry Porter at freud communications
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3003 6300
Notes for editors
viagogo is an online secondary ticket exchange that allows people to buy and sell live event tickets in a safe and secure environment. What that means is that viagogo facilitates and guarantees the exchange between someone who wants to sell and someone who wants to buy live event tickets. By managing payment and delivery we guarantee that buyers will receive their tickets and sellers will receive payment. For this service, viagogo takes a commission which is a percentage of each exchange.
viagogo was set up in August 2006 by the co-founder of StubHub.com, the leading online secondary ticketing company in the US that was acquired in March 2007 by eBay for $307m. Based on an already proven business model and adapted for the European market, viagogo is the first and leading business of its kind in Europe, bringing efficiency and transparency to what has traditionally been a murky marketplace. It is therefore the best place to buy and sell live event tickets in a secure and guaranteed way.
Since it launched, viagogo has developed a portfolio of partnership deals with world-leading UK and European sports teams, media companies and charities. It is the official secondary ticketing partner of football clubs Chelsea FC, Manchester United FC, Everton FC, Portsmouth FC, Heart of Midlothian FC and FC Bayern Munich, as well as Rugby Union clubs Leicester Tigers and London Wasps. viagogo also has a ticketing partnership with Blackburn Rovers FC. Among other deals, viagogo has also signed partnerships with lastminute.com, Europe's leading independent online travel and leisure group, major global music company Warner Music International and charities Amnesty International, Music for Relief and Leonard Cheshire. viagogo is the online destination of choice for people seeking tickets for major live events of all kinds across Europe.
In August 2007, viagogo launched operations in the U.S. with an exclusive partnership with the NFL's Cleveland Browns. For more information, visit http://www.viagogo.com.
About Peace One Day:
Peace One Day began life as a film project, the vision of one man, British filmmaker, Jeremy Gilley. Launched in September 1999, Peace One Day has gained active support from governments through to individuals the world over. In September 2001, Peace One Day achieved its primary objective: a United Nations General Assembly Resolution (A/Res/55/282), put forward by the UK and Costa Rican governments, was unanimously adopted by UN member states formally establishing an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on the UN International Day of Peace - Peace Day - fixed in the global calendar on 21 September.
Jeremy Gilley and Peace One Day continue the journey to inform the world's people of the Day's existence, engaging them in the Day's observance in accordance with UN GA Resolution 55/282. The finished feature-length documentary Peace One Day has played all over the world and has become a powerful tool in the awareness-raising process.
In 2006, for the first time in the Day's history, Peace One Day successfully drove the initiative to instigate commitments to Peace Day in 200 countries, including all 192 UN member states, directly involving 27.6 million people. On 21 September 2006 there were life-saving activities by humanitarian organisations in southern Sudan and the DRC with immunisation campaigns in a further nine countries worldwide; there were peace marches, festivals, music events, multi-faith celebrations, sports events, debates, parties, dance events, and the Song for Peace initiative, which involved 2.2 million young people in over 6,000 schools across the UK.