SAN FRANCISCO (CelebrityAccess) Eventbrite has acquired Ticketea, a leading Spanish ticketing provider.
Eventbrite says in a statement that the purchase will further the momentum it has seen since acquiring Ticketscript in January 2017 and solidify itself as a midmarket leader and self-service ticketing solution in Europe. Ticketea handles tickets for the usual platforms: festivals, concerts, performing arts shows and other events.
“Ticketea’s innovative approach to solving challenges for both event creators and seekers, including a robust discovery platform, has helped them achieve impressive brand equity and a strong leadership position in not only Spain, but the broader southern European market,” said Julia Hartz, CEO and co-founder of Eventbrite. “There is incredible synergy between our two companies from a business, platform, and brand perspective. We’re thrilled to welcome their talented team, who shares our core mission of bringing people together through live experiences, to the Eventbrite family.”
Javier Andres, co-founder and CEO of Ticketea, who will join Eventbrite as Country Director of Spain and Portugal, said: “We have been building a significant market presence in Spain for nearly a decade and it’s exciting to be recognized by the global leader in event technology as they invest more heavily in our growing market. Joining forces brings tremendous value to our customers, who will now benefit from Eventbrite’s proven track record of innovation, global team, and deep resources. We look forward to extending the impact of both our team and technology far beyond country borders to the more than 180 countries and territories where their powerful platform gives rise to millions of events today.”
The purchase means that Ticketea will bring to Eventbrite’s roster festivals like Arenal Sound, Vina Rock, Low Festival and Dreambeach. Eventbrite already handles events like Newport Folk Festival, Pitchfork Music Festival, Vrienden van Amstel Live, Tomorrowland Spain, Sonus Festival, BigCityBeats, and Rainbow Serpent.
Ticketea will also help sell tickets for events and brands like The Billy Elliot Musical, Cirque du Soleil, and Museo Nacional del Prado.