The UK's largest ticket exchange
sees significant growth across Europe
LONDON: 14 April 2009 - Seatwave, the UK's largest fan-to-fan
ticket exchange (Hitwise, February 2009) today announced a record
growth in sales across Europe, with ticket sales in Germany, Italy,
the Netherlands and Spain up a staggering 401 per cent (1 March
2008 - 28 February 2009).
Since Seatwave began its expansion across Europe it has
experienced annual growth of 294 per cent in Germany; 234 per cent
in the Netherlands; 738 per cent in Italy and an astonishing 1,260
per cent growth in Spain.
Commenting on these results, Joe Cohen, Founder and CEO of
"This amazing success, which has seen us become the number one
independent ticketing site across Europe, is testament to the scale
of our exchange. A safe and secure marketplace to buy and sell
tickets is what European fans clearly need and want."
In a review of the most popular live entertainment hubs across
Europe, Milan proved that it is not only the fashion capital of the
world, but the home of music, theatre and sports lovers. More
tickets were bought on Seatwave for live events in Milan than any
other European city in 2008. Munich and Amsterdam followed in
second and third places respectively.
Whilst UK-based festival-goers travel to Europe in search of
sunshine, many European fans are opting to go the other way. The UK
remains a favourite live entertainment destination, with Coldplay,
AC/DC and Britney providing the pull across the channel.
In Germany, Bundesliga football matches ranked most popular
amongst the live events, followed by AC/DC and interestingly German
comedian, Mario Barth. Equally, in the Netherlands and Italy,
Seatwave has allowed fans easy access to home-grown talent, Marco
Borsato and Vasco Rossi, as their shows proved to be the most
popular for the year in their respective countries.