Festival Ticketing & Outdoor Event Ticketing

When it comes to putting on festivals and outdoor events, we’ve got the perfect festival ticketing platform for you with a toolbox of data, tech and people to deliver the best in your field.

Create an online festival box office in minutes

Our ticketing platform Universe is a free online ticketing system that’s simple to set up, and allows you to create, sell, promote, manage and scan tickets, and report along the way.

Sell tickets directly from your website

Create your own festival ticketing website by integrating ticket listings with our widgets, and co-brand any landing pages on our own sites.

Customise your ticketing options

Create any ticket types you want from general admission to VIP, one day to weekend, camping, child tickets, pricing tiers and more. Plus don’t forget to upsell that festival merchandise, as well as glamping, early access and car park passes.

Get expert help when you need it

Our account managers are true festival people, and have worked in fields, car parks, tents and venues up and down the UK. They can support you on everything ticketing from set-up to on-site.

Leverage the reach of Ticketmaster 

If you partner with us, just by listing your festival with Ticketmaster you’ll reach millions of fans across the UK and the world. Your event will also be sent to thousands of affiliates from listings sites through to regional news, and recommended to fans through our automated email communications.

Plus, our Marketing Managers have helped sell out hundreds of festivals and can be on hand to advise how to amplify your messaging and drive ticket sales.

78m

Unique visitors reached every year via our free website listings

+15m

      Subscribers for automated email marketing

+22m

Fans reached via our affliates

Promote your festival to the max

There are plenty of social and email tools available and well as integrations to empower you to sell more festival tickets, and you can allow fans to opt in to receiving marketing from you for your other events, upsells and promotions.

Get instant access to funds

If you need the cash from your ticket sales before the festival, set up a stripe account and connect it to your Universe account to access funds when you need them the most.

Give your fans world class customer service

Our fan support is rated excellent on Trustpilot, so you know your fans are in safe hands. Our teams and tools will be on hand to answer any queries related to tickets for your festival.

Scan with ease

No need to download any complex ticket scanning software, just download the Universe BoxOffice app to turn your smartphone into a scanner.  Scan in guests across multiple entrances and gates, keep tabs on capacity and know exactly who has entered your festival.

Get real time reporting

From online ticket sales through to capacity reports, you can track everything in real time through desktop, mobile and mobile app.  There’s also reporting available on your referrals, your festivals goers  and more, so you can keep track of your marketing impact, keep tabs on ambassadors, and know exactly who is booking and attending.

Free tickets

If you want to issue free tickets, here is no cost to do this via the Universe platform.

All the standard tools to create, sell, promote, manage, scan and report will be available to you at no charge.

 Paid tickets 

If you want to sell tickets, contact our expert team who can recommend the right package for you.

Whether you just need to unlock a few more ticketing tools, or want to maximise your Marketing, Customer Service or Operations, we’ll get you what you need to make your event a success.

Just some of the festivals we’ve worked with

We’ve been the festival ticketing solution for major and independent festivals for decades, from Standon Calling and South Facing to Camp Bestival and Reading & Leeds.

A word from our clients...

“Working with Ticketmaster gives us the confidence to know that we have access to fantastic marketing reach ahead of the festival, and an experienced team on site at the event. Being able to sell our tickets seamlessly through our own branded site is hugely important to us and it’s great to have found a solution that fits so well with that.”
Alex Trenchard, Founder of Standon Calling

A word from our clients...

“We were delighted with the support, staff & infrastructure that Ticketmaster supplied to Parklife. With 75,000 tickets to scan over 4 gates in 4 hours the knowledge and experience that TM brought to the operation was invaluable and paid off on the ground over the festival.” John Drape, Director, Parklife

 

A word from our clients...

“The Biggest Weekend was a big deal for us, it was the largest and most complex event we have ever staged and attracted the largest ticketed audience we have ever had. The seamless ticketing solution TM provided gave us the confidence that our audiences were given the smoothest possible journey. Throughout the project, from planning, onsale and onsite the account teams couldn’t have been more helpful and responsive to our (often changing) requirements. We’re looking forward to working with them again!” Jack May, Project Manager, BBC Popular Music & Live Events

 

A word from our clients...

“The Ticketmaster team were just fabulous on site. They couldn’t have been more helpful to us. They are truly a credit to you all, and worked their socks off.”
Lytham Festival

A word from our clients...

“I wanted to make sure Matt, Mark and the TM team at Isle of Wight Festival this year got the credit they deserved. They were a credit to Ticketmaster and an invaluable part of the IOW team. Thanks also to you guys for managing and developing them to this high standard.”
Rob Langford, Solo

A word from our clients...

“Working with Ticketmaster is extremely beneficial for us on many levels – from the admin and customer service function they have, to the marketing support they provide for our hundreds of shows and flagship festivals which include TRNSMT, Glasgow & Edinburgh Summer Sessions. The marketing support in particular, allows us to amplify our key messaging and assets and showcase our gigs in front of a huge audience.”
Aarti Joshi, Head of Marketing and Communications for DF Concerts

A word from our clients...

“We welcome Ticketmaster’s involvement in The Big Weekend. It has been a great ticket agent and the company’s commitment to LGBT people and equality shines through as a brilliant example to other businesses.”
Mark Fletcher, Chief Executive of Manchester Pride

News and Resources | Festivals & Outdoor Events

Ticketmaster partners exclusively with Strawberries & Creem Festival and The Cambridge Club Festival

Ticketmaster partners exclusively with Strawberries & Creem Festival and The Cambridge Club Festival

Arlo Parks, Bree Runway and more announced for The Great Escape 2021

Arlo Parks, Bree Runway and more announced for The Great Escape 2021

Interview: The Parking Lot Social

Interview: The Parking Lot Social

State of Play: Festival Report

Find out the who, when and how of festival ticket purchases, and the barriers to booking.

Learn about festival goers thoughts on festival content such as line-up, diversity, sponsors and brands and music discovery.

Dive into festival insights on travel & accommodation , accessibility, food & drink and VIP options, and discover their views on recycling and sustainability.

Click here to read the festival report.

 

 

 

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