Dice has partnered with podcast company Acast for a new series of live events.
Acast’s inaugural live initiative will feature live shows curated from its UK podcast network (which includes The Girls Bathroom and Pappy's Flatshare) with dates kicking off later this year and running into 2020.
All ticketing will be handled by Dice’s mobile app, with further line-up details and dates to be revealed. The move signals further expansion into wider entertainment culture for Dice, which was named Ticketing Company Of The Year at the 2016 Music Week Awards. It has added comedy and film to its offering this year.
Acast’s UK content director Sophie Herdman said: “Listening to podcasts is such an intimate activity, you feel like the hosts are your best friends so to suddenly see them on stage, surrounded by other like-minded friends, is such a brilliant experience. It’s this shared experience that brings the dedicated communities behind podcasts to life, and we’re always so impressed with the engaging, and often original, formats podcasters bring to their live performance. Acast Live is a brilliant way to allow even more shows to reach fans, and just one example of the added value we bring to our podcasters.”
Amy Oldham, UK MD, Dice, said: “This is the year podcasts have gone stratospheric. Our fans (and team) can’t get enough of them, so when the chance arose to create a live podcast series in partnership with the best in the business, we jumped at it. Live podcast shows are just part of the wide mix of arts & culture events on Dice, with more events, venues and exclusives landing soon.”
Read Music Week’s recent Q&A with Dice founder Phil Hutcheon here.