San Francisco, Calif. - July 11, 2012 - Eventbrite, an online self-service ticketing platform, today announced a partnership with Disco Donnie Presents, who expect to produce nearly 1000 Electronic Dance Music (EDM) shows this year that will reach close to one million fans. Founded by Donnie Estopinal, one of the first EDM promoters in the industry, Disco Donnie Presents, has already announced Labor Day weekend festivals in El Paso and South Padre Island, featuring David Guetta, Above & Beyond, Knife Party, Armin Van Buuren, Kaskade, and Flux Pavilion.
Disco Donnie Presents is focused on bringing EDM to as many people as possible—with low ticket fees and big-name talent in every part of the country. “As the reach of EDM broadens, and more and more people become involved in the community we're building around this music, a partnership with Eventbrite was a natural next step,” explains Estopinal. “We want to be able to offer people the best ticket purchase experience possible, and working with Eventbrite will enable us to do that.”
This partnership follows Eventbrite's recent announcement of reaching $1 billion in ticket sales on the platform, which includes premier music events like The Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City and five stops on the Vans Warped Tour. It also comes in the middle of the company's continued European expansion—the platform has already been localized in 11 countries, including the UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Germany and The Netherlands.
“We've been closely monitoring the rise in popularity of EDM, and are thrilled to be working with one of the most innovative forces in the business,” explains CEO and Co-Founder Kevin Hartz. “As we've followed this growth, we've seen a community of performers, fans, and promoters who needed a way to keep ticket costs low, and keep fans connected. The shows produced by Disco Donnie Presents are some of the best shows in the scene—bringing together some of the most dedicated fans in the community. We're excited to be the chosen platform for them.”
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Vanessa Hope Schneider
Senior PR Manager (415) 963-4359