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Tickets.com is working with longstanding client the Stables to provide a complete ticketing solution for next month’s Milton Keynes International Festival.
IF:2016 is the fourth edition of the bi-annual festival; run by the Stables, the International Festival is a mixed arts event held at different venues in and around Milton Keynes. In 2014, over 25,000 tickets were sold, bringing together 267 professional artists and acts across the ten days.
Tickets.com has worked with the Stables for more than 15 years and has provided ticketing for the festival since it began in 2010; this includes the provision of additional hardware and support from the Tickets.com service desk to ensure the smooth running of the multi-venue festival, which requires remote access to the ticketing system.
“The Tickets.com technical team play a vital role in the setup of our Festival box offices, which begins two months out from the event,” explains Sharona Voigtlander-Ford, box office promotions manager at the Stables.
“With such a busy programme scheduled across multiple venues, its essential that we have a ticketing provider who not only ensures that each event is set up correctly and that our staff have the necessary equipment in place to manage the ticketing, but who are also on-hand throughout the ten days to support with any changes or further requests. Knowing that the Tickets.com team are able to do this – and often at short notice – is fantastic and a real asset to ensuring the successful delivery of the Festival.”
Nick Kinsella, technical account manager at Tickets.com, said: “Having worked with the Stables for many years, we’ve got a great relationship with the team and an in-depth understanding of their ticketing requirements. The International Festival is a busy event and one that we look forward to being a part of; many of our staff live locally and take the time to attend some of the events, so it’s great to be able to show our support in this way too.”
This year’s festival will feature both indoor and outdoor performances including stand-up comedy, live music, family activities, free events and pop-ups; focused on encouraging more people to discover different art forms and help boost tourism in the area.
Visit www.ifmiltonkeynes.org for more information.