LIVE NATION Entertainment-owned Ticketmaster has signed an exclusive ticketing deal with the BBC’s music festival The Biggest Weekend.
The company will be the only official ticketing agency for the event, which will take place at four locations across the UK between 25-28 May. The sites include Swansea’s Singleton Park (20,000), Belfast’s Titantic Slipways (20,000), Perth’s Scone Palace (30,000) and Coventry’s War Memorial Park (20,000).
Ticketmaster says more than 175,000 tickets are available for the festival, staged during one of Glastonbury’s (140,000) fallow years, and replacing the BBC’s annual Big Weekend which has a capacity of around 40,000.
Acts confirmed to play include Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Beck.
“We are incredibly proud that Ticketmaster’s experience in facilitating events of this scale has been recognised in such a way, and our teams right across the country look forward to providing fans with a seamless ticketing experience,” says Ticketmaster UK MD Andrew Parsons.
Tickets cost £18, plus a £4.50 booking fee, with a percentage allocated to local residents. In the past tickets to the Big Weekend have always been free.