FESTICKET RAISES $10.5 MILLION IN SERIES D FUNDING
Live events experiences platform, Festicket, has raised $10.5 million in Series D funding led by transatlantic venture capital firm Beringea and joined by Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital fund InMotion Ventures, Channel 4’s Commercial Growth Fund, Lepe Partners, U-Start and ex Spinnin’ Records CEO Eelko Van Kooten. Festicket empowers music fans with a seamless service to discover and book tickets and travel packages for over 1200 music festivals worldwide. The two-sided marketplace uses a network of over 4000 accommodation and travel suppliers to create end-to-end experiences. To date, the company has served 2m+ travelers from 120+ countries and has a community of over 2.5m registered, highly-engaged, global travelers, adventurers and live music lovers.
ROBBIE WILLIAMS TO MAKE VEGAS RESIDENCY DEBUT IN MARCH
Global music icon Robbie Williams will make his Wynn Las Vegas debut in spring 2019 with his new show, “Robbie Williams Live In Las Vegas.” Following his 2017-2018 world stadium tour, Williams will bring his music to the intimate Encore Theater stage March 6-16 with an exclusive presentation of his best-selling solo hits, swing songs and other surprises. Tickets for the six date run will go on sale Friday (Nov. 16) at 10am PDT through WynnLasVegas.com.
ROLLING STONE PARTNERS WITH MUSIC BUSINESS WORLDWIDE
Rolling Stone and its owner, Penske Media Corporation (PMC), have entered into a partnership with international music business site, Music Business Worldwide. MBW and Rolling Stone have struck a wide-ranging and ongoing content sharing deal, effective immediately. This includes a weekly industry-focused column written by MBW Founder and Publisher, Tim Ingham, which will appear first on Rolling Stone’s website and in its monthly magazine. News and feature content from Rolling Stone and premier entertainment news publication Variety, a fellow PMC publication, will be regularly shared on the Music Business Worldwide platform.