The European Festival Awards – set to take place on January 11 2017 in Groningen, The Netherlands – has revealed the shortlists for its eighth edition. An illustrious celebration of the continent’s most vibrant live events, the EFA features a gala dinner, prestigious awards ceremony, and select showcase performances from some of the most exciting new acts poised to conquer 2017. The European Festival Awards crowns the first night of the emerging talent festival Eurosonic Noorderslag, and is run in cooperation with Yourope.
Founded in 2006, Ticket Arena provides consumers and gig promoters with a better way to buy and sell tickets online. Over the past decade the company has developed its own online platform, Event Genius, and has increased its market share to become one of the largest online ticket agents and event technology providers in the UK. Based in Leeds and London, its mission remains clear: to work in partnership with promoters and organisers of all sizes, and to help them deliver the best live experiences possible to consumers.
Reshad Hossenally, Director at Event Genius and Ticket Arena, said: “We’re delighted to be the ticketing partner for this year’s European Festival Awards and can’t wait to celebrate the hard work and achievements of all the worthy finalists in Groningen next month.”
Any festival organiser who signs up to Event Genius will get access to a suite of industry leading features, including:
• Entry Genius – barcoded tickets and scanning
• Cashless Payments – an RFID Payment Solution
• Event Pre-registration and pre-sales – collect vital marketing data
• Event Genius Travel – travel package selling
• Payment Plan – spread the cost of tickets
• White Label Box Offices – sell tickets on your own website
• Customer Call Centre – let us handle any customer issues
Event Genius by Ticket Arena is tried and trusted by some of the biggest events, club promoters and artists across the globe, including Parklife Festival, Wales Rally GB, The Warehouse Project, Hideout Festival and The Great European Carnival Hong Kong.