Live Music Discovery App Gig Sq. Expands into Ticketing

Tim Maytom

gig sqLondon-based live music discovery app Gig Sq. is to introduce ticketing via its app at the end of July.

Following on from a soft launch in Q2 of 2014, Gig Sq. has confirmed it will be entering the live music mobile ticketing market in London, with a view to change the way Londoners discover and buy tickets to events for up-and-coming bands and artists.

Gig Sq. has partnered with San Francisco-based payments company Stripe to integrate a mobile payment solution into its existing music discovery app. Users will be able to purchase tickets from the app with just two taps, adding their tickets to Passbook. The mobile ticketing function will be included in the next release of the app, and will automatically update for existing users.

"This is definitely a chance to rewrite the entertainment rule book for new music discoverers," said Dave Grenfell, promoter and live agent for Feedme Music, while Pete Lambrou of venue The Good Ship called Gig Sq. "a perfect app to see exactly what's going on near you."

Mazin Tappuni from Communion said "we've seen that fans want to be able to buy tickets to their favourite act with ease; Gig Sq. are offering this in an exciting way with their platform."