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Festicket appoints Ephgrave as COO

Festicket, a UK-based seller of festival packages, has appointed industry veteran Matt Ephgrave as chief operating officer.

Ephgrave previously worked at Ticketscript, which was acquired by Eventbrite in January, as well as Yplan, which is now owned by Time Out, and Ticketmaster-owned Seatwave.

Festicket packages tickets with travel, accommodation and other add-ons to create “complete festival trips”, working with more than 1,000 partner music festivals in 35 countries, connecting people in seven languages.

In his new role, Ephgrave will oversee Festicket’s daily operations, including global customer service, fulfilment and account and campaign management from its London headquarters.

Festicket boasts more than one million subscribers and has been recently ranked as the UK’s sixth fastest-growing technology company by the Sunday Times Tech Track 100. The firm is also on track for 100-per-cent revenue growth in 2017.

“Right now is an exciting time for Festicket, with Matt bringing huge experience to the team, a number of very important partnerships in the pipeline and another year of significant drawing to a close,” said Festicket founder and chief executive Zack Sabban.

“Ambitious planning for 2018 called for someone of Matt’s skills and know-how, so we’re delighted that he is joining us for the next stage in the Festicket journey.”

Ephgrave added: “This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a strong team that’s more than used to success. Festicket undoubtedly has a very big future, and it was an easy choice to come and be a part of it.”

Festicket last July closed an additional $6.3m (£4.8m/€5.4m) in funding, bringing its total investment to date to $10m.