Record year just the ticket for Nottingham firm

Mark Gasson

A Nottingham ticketing agency says it is set to post record results after experiencing its busiest-ever quarter and a 21% increase in turnover.

Sales at Gigantic are set to reach £26.3m this year after a succession of new business wins. The company, which employs 15 people in Nottingham city and could be set to create jobs in the near future.

To date in Q4, the ticketing agent has worked on an exclusive Spotify presale deal for the Pink UK tour, established new deals with the local authority Nottingham City Council and destination management organisation Visit Nottinghamshire, and launched its total ticketing solution for multiple UK Christmas market events.

In summer 2019 American singer-songwriter Pink will embark on her first UK tour in over a decade. Through the partnership with Spotify, it was one of Gigantic’s best performing days in terms of ticket sales.

A well-established relationship with Nottingham City Council sees Gigantic now selling tickets for all of its events, as well as providing a white label ticketing solution for tourism body Visit Nottinghamshire.

Crowds at Nottingham Winter Wonderland. Photo courtesy of Visit Nottinghamshire

Gigantic is also the dedicated ticketing partner at multiple UK festive events, including‘Nottingham Winter Wonderland, Christmas in Walsall and The Village Screen Christmas in Sheffield and Manchester.

Mark Gasson, Gigantic founder, said: “We experienced a record year in 2017, with more than 20,000 separate events available via and 1.5 million tickets sold, an increase of 500,000 ticket sales year-on-year. As we approach the end of 2018 we remain confident that we will deliver another successful year of record results.

“Next year is going to be an incredibly exciting year for Gigantic, with lots of new technological developments due to launch and new business agreements already in the pipeline.”

Gigantic works with many of the country’s biggest promoters, festivals and venues; these include Live Nation, DHP Family and AEG Live, while its festival roster includes Reading & Leeds, Tramlines and Download. It also provides tickets for many venues in the UK such as O2 Academy Brixton, Wembley Stadium, and Rock City.