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Press Release |  14 Sep 2016 20:06 |  By RnMTeam

Ticket sales for Global Citizen Festival India 2016 to begin from 15 Sept

MUMBAI: BookMyShow, the online entertainment ticketing brand, will begin the first phase of ticket sales for the most anticipated Global Citizen Festival India 2016 tomorrow, i.e. Thursday, 15 September at 12 noon across all its platforms. Making its maiden appearance in India, the festival is collaboration between The Global Education and Leadership Foundation and Global Citizen, and will be held at the MMRDA grounds, Mumbai on 19 November 2016. The event produced by Wizcraft International will feature performances by the popular British band Coldplay, hip hop legend Jay-Z, and actors Aamir Khan, Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif, Farhan Akhtar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, music maestros such as A.R. Rahman, Arijit Singh, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Monali Thakur.

The inaugural festival is being presented by Colors Viacom18, powered by UPL and supported by a strategic partnership with the Viacom18 group and the Times of India group.

While a majority of tickets to the event can be earned by fans for free by engaging with causes and completing ‘Action Journeys’, BookMyShow, the exclusive partner for the event, will sell tickets across four phases through its website and app. The early bird tickets (first phase) will be priced at INR 5000 per ticket only. The second phase ticket sale will go live immediately after the first phase gets sold out. Ticket sales for the subsequent phases will go live a few days after that.

There are also limited, hospitality tickets which will be sold through BookMyShow. These are special tickets which will offer varied benefits including Food & Beverage options and the early bird prices for these will start at INR 15,000 per ticket.

BookMyShow will implement virtual queue management during online ticket sales to manage and organize traffic on its platforms. It has also set up a separate extension for users reaching out to the BookMyShow contact centre for any event related queries i.e. 022-61445050 (extn-0). To make the overall experience more amazing, BookMyShow will be giving smart RFID bands which can be used by attendees to enter via automated gates using turnstiles at the arena and even purchase their refreshments during the event.

BookMyShow will also be providing end to end ticketing solutions for the event, including ticket printing for all event tickets. Most tickets will be home delivered, starting end of October. Moreover, on-ground management of the event including gate entry management will be handled by BookMyShow.

BookMyShow CEO and Co-founder Ashish Hemrajani said, “It is our great honour and privilege to be associated with The Global Citizen Festival as it comes to India for the first time. From the moment we heard about the charter behind the event, we knew BookMyShow would be a perfect fit. With all the work we do with BookASmile in supporting alternate education, Sports and Entertainment for the underprivileged – we knew this was meant for us.”

The partners for The Global Citizen Festival India 2016 include Government of Maharashtra, United Nations, Viacom18, The Times of India Group, UPL, Google, Wizcraft International Entertainment, BookMyShow, Taj Group of Hotels, and MakeMyTrip.