Fans help to book concerts with Detour at Thekla


Songkick partners with DHP Family to take new platform DETOUR across the UK!

Calling all music fans – Which concerts do you want to bring to your city?

Songkick – the live music and technology company known for its concert and event alert service announced today that it will expand its new fan-funded platform Detour across the UK.

Detour lets fans pledge on the artists they love as a way of expressing their commitment to attend live events. Subsequently, Songkick and local promoters work together to try and make the shows happen.

“At the heart of Detour is a belief that true fans can help their favourite artists come to their city sooner by helping to reduce the risk associated with touring and putting on shows” says Songkick CEO and co-founder Ian Hogarth. “Rather than leaving a comment on Facebook or Twitter, Detour lets fans step up and say – If you come to my city, I’m in.”

Since the launch of Detour in London fans have pledged for over 1000 artists to help acts from all genres of music and comedy come to London. Confirmed gigs include performances for acts as diverse as Zoe Keating, GOAT, Aziz Ansari, Television, Colin Stetson and Desaparecidos.

Songkick are now launching the service nationwide to discover what people want to see and have brought DHP onboard to be part of this. Our Promotions Director, Anton Lockwood says “We’re really excited to be working with one of the most innovative technology companies in the UK. Detour is a way to partner more closely with our audience and help bring them more of the gigs they want.”

Detour is now live in the following cities: Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Coventry, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Nottingham, Manchester,Sheffield.

Go register and pledge today at www.detour.songkick.com