Cofounders Ben Sebborn and Richard Dyer started Skiddle in 2001 initially as a what’s on guide, out of frustration for there not being enough online information for the events they love. Both gig promoters and big ravers, their passion for music events in the north of England and beyond formed the business’ bedrock, quickly expanding across the UK and further afield.
In 2006, we started selling tickets, and in the decade since have become one of the UK’s biggest and most popular event guides and ticketing outlets. We sell for all the big names, but we’re not a business that focuses solely on the well-known brands. We love to get our hands dirty helping promoters grow boutique offerings, from intimate gigs and clubnights, through to grassroots festivals. Our staff are made up of an avid bunch of music fans, who are committed to making ticketing better.
In 2018, Skiddle reported a 46% increase in net profit, gross ticket sales of £60 million and a record-breaking 3.5 million tickets sold – a 22.5% increase on 2017.
Skiddle has also raised over £200,000 for charitable causes.