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What's the story?
TicketWeb was created in the US by a small group of music fans who wanted to build a truly DIY ticket site dedicated to shining a light on the freshest emerging talent.
In 1999, TicketWeb launched in the UK, in the offices above the now legendary Brixton Academy. Word spread and TicketWeb soon became the ticket seller of choice for independent promoters and venues on both sides of the Atlantic.
Two decades later and we’re still proud to be part of that scene but now we also work directly with the artists who fill those venues to make it even easier for real fans to get tickets to their shows.
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For fast event creation and much more!
TicketWeb Backline is a completely DIY ticketing platform designed in collaboration with the industry to empower independent promoters, venues and artists. Event creation is so intuitive you’ll be on sale in seconds. And there are more benefits...
Complete listings: It’s easy to grab links to your individual shows or you can link to all your events with our friendly URLs. Even better, our API and Wordpress plugin lets you automatically update event listings on your website or blog.
Website creation: Need a website? We can do that too. Speak to our team for more details.
Fully integrated marketing tools: Our "Build It Once" social media tools mean your events upload to official Facebook events and Twitter in a matter of clicks. Plus, all sales on TicketWeb add fan data to your mailing list. You can also import data from your existing mailing lists and create targeted email campaigns within TicketWeb Backline.
Amplified messaging: Build your events on TicketWeb Backline and they’ll automatically be listed on ticketweb.co.uk. As part of the deal your events will also be listed on over 1,000 partner sites including Ticketmaster – the UK’s leading live entertainment site!
Exclusive editorial: We don’t just hang around waiting for stuff to happen. We’re out there creating own our coverage and editorial. Look for our new music features, albums spotlights, photo galleries, sponsored stages, sessions and more!
Campaigns: We create campaigns throughout the year that throw a spotlight on the seasons that define the UK live scene. From Ones To Watch in January to NYE in December your events are going to benefit from a host of extra promo.
In their own words...
Here's what our clients say
"Our own Ticketweb partnership means Mixmag's ticketing is now intuitive, quick and reliable - a great service from a dedicated and savvy team." Mixmag
"Working with TicketWeb Backline has helped us reach a new audience within Scotland. Their large database and targeted marketing has given us a big growth in ticket sales. On top of this they provide us with all the admin and customer support that we need. Highly recommended." Oran Mor
"TicketWeb Backline has helped us enormously and have been committed to creating a website unique to the Brook; maintaining a sense of who we are but also bringing new life and updated features. They have offered continuous support in ensuring they understood and enabled what we wanted and addressed any issues that crept-up." The Brook
"Having our friends at TicketWeb Backline look after the lion's share of the venue's ticketing has increased our customer reach and boosted sales via their large database and digital support. Their personal approach to client relationships has been crucial to a grassroots venue like Night & Day and we wouldn't hesitate in recommending them." Night & Day Cafe
Working for artists at every stage
Our international Artist Services team is committed to helping artists achieve their goals. Through close collaboration, we’ll help you devise your ticketing campaign – whether you’re looking to fill a club or a stadium.
Our clients enjoy the unparalled reach and insight that Ticketmaster's data offers. By partnerning with us, we'll also bring you closer to your fans through initiatives like data capture, music and merchandise upsells, and marketing services.
Providing far more than just a ticketing service, our team is a resource dedicated to achieving the goals of artists through close collaboration with agents, managers, record labels, promoters and venues.
Our brand new video series
In April we launched a new video series called Ticketmaster Homecoming which features favourite artists exploring their home cities and the music venues that have defined their careers.
In the first video Fenne Lily explores her home city of Bristol and the music venues that make it special – like the Thekla. You can also see the band Bullet for My Valentine return to Cardiff and talk about the gigs and venues that shaped them.
Ticketmaster Homecoming offers exclusive insight into the makings of some of the world’s most exciting artists, delving into the spaces that have inspired and cultivated their sound and performance. Watch the whole series on the Ticketmaster Blog.