Metal fans planning to go to Bloodstock Open Air, the UKâ€™s premiere independent metal music festival, will be amongst the first festival goers in the UK to be able to receive tickets for the event on their mobile phones.
To buy mobile tickets for the three day event music fans simply log on to new mobile ticketing website www.tixmob.com and pay for their tickets using a credit or debit card. Tickets are delivered direct to your mobile phone at the time and date you specify. Bloodstock is the first metal event to use mobile ticketing and with only 7,000 tickets going on sale Bloodstock organisors hope the new mobile tickets will enable true music fans to buy tickets by avoiding the professional touting that has blighted other music festivals.
Festival goers can choose to receive all tickets on one phone or, for those buying multiple tickets, to have them delivered direct to their friendsâ€™ mobiles. Unlike traditional ticketing services tixmob charges no admin, processing or delivery fee so the price you see is the price you pay and tickets will be available right up until the final minutes before the event starts.
Paul Gregory, Organiser, Bloodstock, â€œWe are encouraging metal fans to use the tixmob website to buy tickets. Its secure, reliable, and avoids the traditional costs of using a third party ticketing so we can plough more money into making Bloodstock an even greater event.â€
Ramesh Kumar, business development director, tixmob added â€œHaving fun shouldnâ€™t be hard work so we set up tixmob to provide easy, reliable and affordable access to gigs and events. We redeem more tickets than any other company in the world so this is an obvious next step for us,â€
â€œBy using secure, proven technology we can keep costs low so anybody from an aspiring promoter or band right up to a sell out stadium tour can afford to use the tixmob technology.â€
Tixmobâ€™s parent company ActiveMedia Technology powers the Orange Wednesday two-for-one cinema tickets offer and provided mobile ticketing and couponing for Virgin Mobile, British Airways and Ministry of Sound.
Bloodstock Open Air runs from August 16th-18th, Catton Hall Derby. More information can be found at