You might have seen through our series of live tweets that we were fully immersed in the third edition of the Brighton Music Conference last week. The 14th and 15th of April saw the seaside city play host to the international electronic music industry, with celebrated producers, club promoters, music lovers, industry reps and more convening at Brighton Dome – celebrating record attendance in the process.
Focusing on emerging trends and the latest technologies predominately within the dance music sector, it’s become an essential destination in the UK for everyone from industry heavyweights to bedroom DJs looking to advance their careers, with representatives from Beatport, Shogun Audio, DJ Mag, Native Instruments and even Wundergound amongst those involved.
— Becca Frankland (@beccafranko) April 15, 2016
Our Head of Content and Communications, Jimmy Coultas and Clubs Editor Becca Frankland went down to witness the multitude of panels, Q and As, and more – read their account of what happened here.
As well as meeting up and talking at length with so many of the country’s promoters, it was also an excellent opportunity for us to display our mobile entrance process in all its glory. Responsible for all entry needs from ticketing and technology to cash handling and guest list management, our full box office system was in action throughout the two day event.
Entrance staff were provided with iPhones pre-loaded with our Rapidscan App, which scans barcoded tickets instantaneously. If attendees had not bought these beforehand, barcoded tickets could be paid for using the app and printed out on our Bluetooth printer. We also had on hand a cash draw system, which was likewise managed on an iPad.
Skiddle also handled both cash and cards, so instead of two or three systems in operation and potentially confusing things the entire procedure was streamlined and kept track of on one mobile tablet. For the team running the event this removed a lot of the hassle, freeing them up to use their time to manage other areas across the site.
The Box Office App’s live reconciliation ports keep a by the minute account of all the latest figures too, including how many had entered the building, how much cash was in the till and how many sales had been made on card, giving accurate attendance figures and capital summaries at all points during the event.
Before opening each morning, the entrance to Brighton Dome saw big queues forming with everyone keen to crack on with the day’s proceedings, and with the Mobile Box Office and all its components in action, these lengthy queues were easily dealt with and reduced incredibly quickly.
Our complete Box Office can be loaned out for large scale events, complete with one or two supervisors to keep everything running smoothly. Speak to one of our account managers to see if your event qualifies.