We are delighted to be able to offer these exclusive packages to fans on viagogo. The concerts promise to be fantastic outdoor events with great acts and vital funds raised for charity. Fans buying tickets on viagogo can be safe in the knowledge that they will be watching all the action from the best spot in the park and supporting the great work of Marie Curie Cancer Care.
London, UK (PRWEB) July 29, 2008
viagogo (http://www.viagogo.co.uk)] has signed a deal with Question Mark Entertainment to become the Official VIP and Premium Ticketing Partner for the 1Life charity concerts in Manchester and Newcastle later this summer.
The first event will see over 15 acts including M People, Cornershop, Lethal Bizzle and more play to 20,000 people in Heaton Park, Manchester on Saturday 30th August.
Fans will be able to buy Golden Circle and VIP tickets at http://www.viagogo.co.uk/1Life . VIP tickets will include VIP seating, complimentary drinks and programme before the show and access to the VIP after show party with a live DJ and the chance to rub shoulders with the celebrities.
The concerts will donate £100,000 of profits to Marie Curie Cancer Care and raise awareness of the work that the charity does for terminally ill people in the UK.
The announcement is further evidence of viagogo's growing presence and innovative partnerships in the entertainment industry. It follows charity auctions for the likes of James Blunt and MTV, unique deals with record label Warner Music and promoter Live Nation and a groundbreaking ticketing partnership with Madonna's forthcoming Sticky and Sweet tour.
Eric Baker, CEO of viagogo commented: "We are delighted to be able to offer these exclusive packages to fans on viagogo. The concerts promise to be fantastic outdoor events with great acts and vital funds raised for charity. Fans buying tickets on viagogo can be safe in the knowledge that they will be watching all the action from the best spot in the park and supporting the great work of Marie Curie Cancer Care."
For more information about viagogo please contact Harry Porter at freud communications
Tel: 020 3003 6300; Email: firstname.surname @ freud.com
Notes to editors:
viagogo is Europe's leading ticket exchange that allows people to buy and sell live event tickets in a safe and 100% guaranteed way. viagogo is bringing efficiency and transparency to what has traditionally been a murky marketplace. By managing payment and delivery, viagogo guarantees 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 launched in August 2006 with landmark deals to become the official secondary ticketing partner of two of the leading English football clubs Manchester United and Chelsea, making it the only way of legally re-selling tickets to these clubs, due to the special laws in England. Similar partnerships followed with German giants Bayern Munich, Everton, Portsmouth, Hearts and leading rugby clubs, Leicester Tigers and London Wasps.
In August 2007, viagogo launched operations in the U.S. with an exclusive partnership with the NFL's Cleveland Browns.
Deals followed with the likes of the Independent and Lastminute.com and Warner Music International became the first music label to partner with a secondary ticketing company. A deal between viagogo and Live Nation in the Netherlands was the first ever partnership between a secondary ticketing company and a music promotion company. viagogo pioneered the first charity auctions, working directly with music artists such as James Blunt and Peter Gabriel.
In May 2008, viagogo struck a partnership with the biggest female recording artist in the world. It became the official premium and secondary ticketing partner for Madonna's Sticky and Sweet European tour. This is the first time an artist has signed a deal of this kind, signalling a dramatic shift for both the recording and ticketing industries and proving viagogo to be a true market leader.
viagogo now provides fans with its safe, secure exchange in the UK, Germany, France, Netherlands and the US. Further expansion across Europe will follow in the near future.
viagogo was set up by Eric Baker, 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.
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