Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals Announced New Stage of Ticketing with DICE Partnership
(CelebrityAccess) – The Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals have announced an exclusive partnership with DICE, a music discovery and ticketing platform known for its fan-friendly practices. DICE will digitally record each event for the first time in the history of the festival. Both festivals are held at Fort Adams State Park in Rhode Island every July.
The two renowned festivals, created by George Wein in the 1950s, are among the oldest music festivals in history. Legendary musicians and performers have graced their stages throughout their remarkable history. Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and Ella Fitzgerald to name a few. Both festivals are known for their unexpected guests and unexpected collaborations. In 2017, Roger Waters shocked fans when he took the stage to join John Prine’s set for an acoustic performance of “Hello in There” or in 2018 when Mumford & Sons’ headlining set was kept under wraps. ‘at the time they were announced. It is in such cases that the festival sells out even before the lineup is announced each year.
London-based DICE, which just opened a second office in New York, has joined forces with locations and promoters around the world to grow its brand and grow at a rapid pace. In addition to partnering with Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals, they also provide ticketing for promoter Brooklyn Made, Ibiza’s Circoloco, New York’s Le Poisson Rouge and have acquired live dance music streamer, Boiler. Room in September.
As the Newport Festivals Foundation press release shows, “Each year of the event, we work with our partners to innovate beyond traditional ticketing,” says Jay Sweet, executive producer of Newport Folk. “The most important thing for us is that the fans have a fantastic experience, and we know that this experience starts long before the doors open to our event. In a year where fans deserve to come out and see the music they love, we know DICE is the right partner in making things as easy as possible, fair, transparent and intuitive for our Newport family. We want these tickets to be in the hands of our fans, not in the secondary market. “
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 version of both festivals has been canceled while 2021 delivered scaled-down versions. The 2022 festivals are scheduled for July 22-24 (Newport Folk Festival) and July 29-31 (Newport Jazz Festival) respectively. With the threat of the Omicron variant in the air at press time, hopefully these two cultural institutions will be able to entertain audiences and other performers in 2022.