Live entertainment giant AEG and Outbox Enterprises have formed a JV with C3 Presents to purchase global ticketing firm Front Gate Tickets.
Front Gate provides tickets for events including Coachella Festival, Austin City Limits Festival and Lollapalooza.
C3's former director of ticketing Maura Gibson will now become Front Gate president.
"The Front Gate acquisition is a perfect complement to our AXS Ticketing company," said AEG president of digital, Ticketing and Media Bryan Perez.
"The festival experience is like no other and we believe is best served by a ticketing platform that understands and innovates around that uniqueness. With their large roster of existing festival clients, and now backed by the country’s leading festival promoters, C3 Presents and Goldenvoice, Front Gate will create a world-class solution for festivals of all sizes, that puts the needs of the fans and promoters at the forefront."
"We have been working closely with Front Gate over the years to redefine the ticketing experience for our customers. Their innovation in this space has kept us at the forefront of delivering a unique experience at our festivals," said C3 Presents Partner Charlie Walker.