Mumbai: BookMyShow, an online entertainment ticketing brand, will begin the first phase of ticket sales for Global Citizen Festival India 2016, to be headlined by British rock band Coldplay, on Thursday. Limited early bird tickets will be priced at Rs 5000 each.
Making its maiden appearance in India, the festival is a collaboration between The Global Education & Leadership Foundation and Global Citizen. It will be held at the MMRDA grounds, Mumbai on November 19.
The event, produced by Wizcraft International, will also feature performances by the hip-hop legend Jay Z, and Bollywood stars Aamir Khan, Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif, Farhan Akhtar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor along with music maestro A.R. Rahman, music composer trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and singers like Arijit Singh and Monali Thakur.
While a majority of tickets to the event can be earned by fans for free by engaging in 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 Rs 5000 per ticket. 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 and beverage options and the early bird prices for these will start at Rs 15,000 per ticket.
BookMyShow will implement virtual queue management during online ticket sales to manage and organise 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.
It will also 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.
Apart from that, 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. The on-ground management of the event will also be handled by the platform.
Ashish Hemrajani, CEO and co-founder, BookMyShow, said in a statement: "It is our great honour and privilege to be associated with The Global Citizen Festival as it comes to India for the first time. 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."