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Skiddle Update: Black Friday is coming!

  • By Ben Sebborn

  • 16 Nov 2020
  • 5 min read

Friday 27th November sees Black Friday’s return. Black Friday has become a staple of the retail year in the UK in recent years. The upcoming weekend will see thousands of limited special offers become available, across the internet. For 2020, our Black Friday weekend offers are based around #letsparty. We all need some positive vibes right now, so let’s look forward to music events returning soon. Black Friday offers could include Buy One Get One Free, Group Discounts, Reduced Full Prices, or a throwback to Earlybird pricing. Offer tickets will need to be set up as new tickets, and can’t be applied to existing setups.

In support of Black Friday weekend we’ll be going full throttle with marketing support.

  • Any event with an offer and the #letsparty hashtag on the short description of their event listing, will be included in a dedicated landing page on Skiddle.com.
  • Also these events will be included in a dedicated App section.
  • Social Media campaign across Skiddle platforms.
  • National App Push Notification, directing customers to the Black Friday offers section.

Don’t forget to include #letsparty on your event short description to be included!

Ticket Setup on Skiddle for Black Friday

You’ll need to set your offer tickets up in advance, and schedule them to go live on Friday 27th November. The timings of your offer being available are entirely up to you. We recommend a 9am onsale on Friday 27th (ending on the evening of Monday 30th), when our marketing support will cease. If you need help setting up group ticket offers, check out our guide here. For further help or information please contact your Skiddle Account Manager, or our dedicated Account Support team at promoters@skiddle.com.

#WeAreViable


#WeAreViable is a movement created to bring together and unite all corners of the entertainment industry to safeguard its future. The #WeAreViable movement is driven by artists, entertainers, entrepreneurs, promoters, venues but most importantly, the fans of culture. The current restraints on the arts affects all communities across the country regardless of background.

#WeAreViable are working with the Government, local authorities and Public Health England to plan a route back to normality. Most importantly, they’re finding ways to protect one of the oldest and most successful UK industries. Where events & gigs can be safe they should be allowed to go ahead. Where unviable, there should be a clear roadmap forward, financial assistance and support should be readily available. Follow #WeAreViable and the crucial work they’re doing.

The House of Commons’ Evidence Inquiry: The Future of UK Music Festivals


The DCMS (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) Committee at The House of Commons have launched an inquiry on the future of UK music festivals and are calling for evidence from festival organisers. MPs will examine what support is needed for UK music festivals to return in 2021, as they consider the economic and cultural impact of festivals across the country. MPs will consider how to secure festivals in the face of these immediate pressures and other long-term challenges. Read more and submit evidence here.

Skiddle’s Comprehensive Resource Pack for Promoters


With news changing by the day, we put together a resource pack for you, our promoters, to help. Whether you’re seeking the latest Government guidance, a support network, income support and grants, or resources to aid your mental health, we’ve got your back. Read the full post here.

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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