- Events Industry News
Steel Yard Has Been Hitting Us Hard
By Ben Sebborn
- 15 May 2019
- 3 min read
The first 4 months of 2019 have already surpassed expectations for Skiddle’s Ticket Dispatch team, with over 16,000 tickets posted out to our customers so far! Compared to this time last year, our dispatch numbers have increased an enormous 237%.
In April alone, the team has dispatched tickets for 22 different events ranging from one of our biggest sellers, Steel Yard London, to the experimental American hip hop band Death Grips to The Dualers, the Ska/Reggae band from South East London, proving that our customers are anything but typical.
To keep up with the demand and to make certain that customer’s orders are shipped in good time, the department has expanded by recruiting another member of staff. Meet Dee! She’s passionate, she’s Greek and her favourite music genre is Synthwave. Look out for some handwritten notes in Greek on your posted orders, that’ll be Dee.
392 orders may not seem like a lot, but it equates to a massive 980 tickets processed by our fair hands and is the department’s personal best this year! We’ll be even more satisfied once we hit 400!
We’re currently shipping existing orders for Steel Yard London 25th & 26th May, and with just over 2 weeks to go, we’re immensely proud to say that we’ve sent over 99% of all tickets sold, so all our customers have to do is sit back and relax.
You’d think that the department would get some downtime after these May events, but now Festival Season is upon us and with events such as Download Festival (14th-16th June), Cream Classical in the Park (19th July), and Leeds Festival (23rd- 25th August), there’s no time to slow down!
With this in mind, we can predict we’re going to have a nonstop but successful year, so if you need us, we’ll be hustling in the ticket office.
For festival inspiration check out our Festival Guide.