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Here’s what’s new at Skiddle this week!

  • By Rich

  • 22 Apr 2021
  • 4 min read


Student loans and payday are on the way!

Don’t forget, student loans will drop into bank accounts from 22nd April, making the final week of April a great time to launch your events if you have some plans in the pipeline. On sale traffic is still high on Skiddle, so it’s a great time to get your events running or launch any offers.

If you have any questions regarding listing your events, please do not hesitate to contact your dedicated Account Manager or our Account Support team.

Limited time only: get a year’s free subscription to the NHS approved mental health app, Thrive

Music Support, the charity that helps those in the music industry affected by mental ill- health and/or addiction, is currently providing one year’s FREE subscription (for a limited period) to Thrive, the NHS approved mental health app, with over 100 hours of content and clinically designed mental health tools, helping you manage stress, anxiety and depression. Download for free.

24hr ticket download block comes into place Monday 26 April


Last month we announced our plans to block ticket downloads until 24 hours before the event in order to help to combat ticket touting and unauthorised duplication of tickets. We’re pleased to announce that this feature now comes into action as of Monday 16 April.

Customers will not be able to download their tickets 24hrs before their event. If you’re listing a festival with us, this period is extended to 48hrs. 

COVID-19 planning guidance published for UK festivals


A new interim briefing has been published to provide support and strategic direction for festival organisers in the planning of festivals until the results of the Government’s Events Research Programme (ERP) and reviews on social distancing and COVID-Status Certification later this summer.


Scan your tickets via RapidScan for contactless entry! 


Skiddle’s RapidScan app gives you real-time figures of exactly how many people have entered your event, and it’s perfect for your COVID-compliant events. You can also see a breakdown by ticket type, or how many people have entered per hour, plus the number of people still left to enter.

With RapidScan you can:

  • Scan barcoded tickets in a matter of seconds
  • Real-time validation of tickets
  • Look up customers who don’t have barcoded tickets
  • View real-time stats of who’s entered and at what times (useful for track & trace)
  • Designed to continue working if the internet signal fails
  • Multiple devices can work in sync


About Skiddle

Skiddle is currently the UK’s biggest What’s On guide, providing a free facility for event promoters across the UK to list their events online and sell tickets through our independent ticketing service. We currently work with over 35,000 UK and European promoters, at over 30,000 venues. We specialise in helping events through that critical growing phase by providing the marketing and technology support that you need. Start listing your events today!

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