Founded in 2012 by Zacharie Sabban (CEO) and Jonathan Younes (CTO), London-based start-up Festicket wants to make attending music and other festivals as easy as booking a package holiday online.
Would-be festival-goers browse a curated directory of music festivals, mostly in Europe (eg, Leeds, UK; Roskilde, Denmark; Sziget Budapest, Hungary). For a given Festival, you can preview music from artists playing at a festival of choice via SoundCloud.
Then, in a single purchase, you can book a festival package – tickets, transport and accommodation – eliminating much of the frustration associated with buying tickets online for festivals: dealing with multiple providers and purchasing procedures, separately organizing travel and accommodation, etc. By consolidating this process, Festicket also intends to open up the festival-booking market to an even wider audience.
In this FIR Interview recorded at the LeWeb London 2013 conference on June 5, the two co-founders of Festicket tell FIR co-host Neville Hobson about their business model and how it works, what they were looking to achieve by being at LeWeb London, and how their service could be of interest to businesses.
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About our Conversation Partners
Zack Sabban is an ex-investment banker turned into a festival guru for the sake of delivering the unique turnkey solution for all festival goers around the world, Festicket.com.
While he was a student and later a banker in NYC and London, Zacharie travelled the world to fulfil his passion for live music. He attended countless festivals and concerts around the world where he realized the need for better access to information.
His creativity, social network, and his amazing experience of music festivals are a competitive advantage for the growth of Festicket. Zacharie supervises all the operations and development of the company.
Connect with Zack on Twitter: @zacksabb.
Jonathan Younes, a graduate from Paris’s Ecole Nouvelle d’Organisation Economique et Sociale, is a serial web entrepreneur in charge of all the technical developments of the Festicket project.
Jonathan is also co-founder of playlistnow.fm and with Festicket he will continue to make the web a better platform for all music fans.
Jonathan’s design and technical knowledge is essential to Festicket’s success on the web.
Connect with Jonathan on Twitter: @jonyou.
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