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Forum Melbourne the first Australian venue to go digital with Ticketmaster
Ticketmaster has today announced it will power its first fully digital venue, the landmark Forum Melbourne with the venue becoming the first in Australia to switch towards a fully mobile ticketing service.
Theatre and music venue operator Marriner Group has partnered with Ticketmaster to roll out digital tickets in its 2,000 capacity live music venue, in a move that will transform the fan experience and simplify the ticket process from start to finish.
The partnership will allow Marriner Group to utilise the latest tool in Ticketmaster’s technological armoury, reflecting increasing calls from fans for an easy and secure ticketing system which fits seamlessly into their lives. The tickets are delivered to the fan’s mobile and can easily be transferred to a friend using their Ticketmaster account.
Maria O’Connor, Managing Director of Ticketmaster Australia and New Zealand advised “digital ticketing is the future and our partnership with Marriner Group is another step in our mission to put mobile first. Getting the technology live across all shows at the iconic Forum Melbourne is a huge milestone in this journey making fans lives easier.”
The launch of digital tickets at Forum Melbourne follows a successful roll out of digital tickets for the Harry Potter And The Cursed Child theatre shows at Marriner Group’s Princess Theatre in Melbourne.
Kayely Marriner, Director of Marriner Group advised “we’ve been utilising digital solutions with Ticketmaster this year at the Princess Theatre. The platform is extremely user-friendly and convenient and as such, we’ve decided to go fully digital at Forum Melbourne and look forward to the system giving our patrons an easy way to manage their tickets right from their mobile.”
The first events to go on sale at Forum Melbourne with 100% digital tickets will be shows for artists Maribou State, James Blake and Tycho, promoted by Secret Sounds.
Paul Piticco, Co-Chief Executive of Secret Sounds added “innovating is critical to us here at Secret Sounds. A fully digital ticketing system means less scalping, safe and easy transfer to friends, and a better environmental outcome by not printing or producing tickets.”
In addition to creating a much more personalised experience for the fan, digital ticketing also paves the way for increased security, decreased fraud and unlocked value from customer relationships.
O’Connor concluded “by replacing paper and print-at-home tickets we can speed up venue access, while also protecting venues against fraud and enhancing security overall.”
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