“Ready, Set, Live”: StubHub and Beachbody® Team Up to Prepare Fans for the “Rigors” of Summer Music Festivals

Developed by Beachbody Super Trainers Joel & Jericho, the Fun “Fitness Regimen” Preps Festival Goers to Keep Up with Crowd Surfing, Fist Pumping and More

NEW YORK – JUNE 13, 2017 – Don’t let festival season kick your butt! Whether you want to build endurance to make the rounds at music festivals or get in shape for the mosh pit at a big stadium show this summer, StubHub and Beachbody have a solution to get you ready to rock.

“Ready, Set, Live” is a new workout created by StubHub and Beachbody Super Trainers Joel Freeman and Jericho McMatthews to ensure music fans can fist-pump, crowd-surf, endure the long lines and cover the distance between festival stages without a worry.

Knowing the summer concert season can test even the biggest music fans’ endurance levels, the exclusive 45-minute regimen combines strength training and stretching to prepare concert-goers to dance for hours, raise their phones for countless selfies, and relax tired neck muscles after a long day of looking up at their favorite performers.

“Warm summer days and long summer nights means it’s time to get out to hear live music, especially at festivals, and StubHub wants to make sure that nothing stops fans from the magic of experiencing their favorite acts, making sure they have the moves it takes to keep up at these high-energy events,” said Jessica Erskine, head of entertainment communications at StubHub. “Joel and Jericho’s top tips for concert season will get fans ready to stand up, shake it and go non-stop throughout festivals this summer.”

The moves designed by Beachbody’s Joel and Jericho exclusively for “Ready, Set, Live” include:

  • The Up All Day: Stay strong during long festival days (and nights) and keep that endurance going with moves like the high-knee jump rope and Spiderman climbers.
  • The Double-Up Dance: Mosh pit or dance floor, general admission or assigned seats, make sure you can bust the right moves with alternating clinch knees and triple lunge with rhythm.
  • The Look Out: Sometimes you need to play defense to avoid other fans’ dance move fails with roll jumps and ground-to-fighter stance.
  • The Best View: Not everyone can see over the crowd, so be sure you can still get a great view or find your friends in a crowd with the lateral jump, vertical jump and squat-squat jump.
  • The Encore: Help ease the soreness and get into a more relaxed state before the end of the night with neck stretches and shoulder rolls.

“Music festivals can be grueling! The long days we spend on our feet dancing, walking and standing in line can take a toll,” said Joel and Jericho, creators of Beachbody’s MMA workout Core de Force. “We’re excited to work with StubHub to help bring a fun and unique workout to audiences looking to make the most of their festival experience. This workout is tailored to help festival-goers stand tall and feel strong so they don’t miss a beat!”

Music lovers and festival-goers can try the workout at home via Beachbody On Demand (https://www.beachbodyondemand.com/blog/festival-season-exercises) and StubHub’s YouTube page (https://youtu.be/2zxfxaUGdMU). Watch StubHub and Beachbody social channels to learn how to participate in live pop-up workouts with Beachbody Super Trainers in Chicago ahead of Lollapalooza and in San Francisco prior to Outside Lands.

About StubHub
:
At StubHub, our mission is simple: help fans find fun. We connect fans with their favorite teams, shows and artists and introduce them to the ones they’ll love next. As the largest ticket marketplace in the world, we enable fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of events, whenever they want, through our desktop and mobile experiences, including our StubHub app for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Android. Offering a superior fan experience at its core, StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. Our industry firsts include the introduction of the first ticketing application, the first interactive seat mapping tool and the first live entertainment rewards program, Fan Rewards™. Our business partners include more than 130 properties in MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA, plus AEG, AXS and Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement. With the acquisition of Ticketbis in August 2016, throughout the world, StubHub provides the total end-to-end event going experience. StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY).  For more information on StubHub, visit StubHub.com or follow @StubHub on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or YouTube.com/StubHub.

About Beachbody:
Beachbody, a worldwide leader in health and fitness headquartered in Santa Monica, California, was founded in 1998 by Carl Daikeler and Jon Congdon with the mission to help people achieve their goals and enjoy healthy, fulfilling lives. Beachbody’s formula of world-class fitness, nutrition, motivation and support has proven again and again to deliver results for its customers. For more information please visit www.Beachbody.com or check out Joel & Jericho’s MMA workout Core de Force on http://www.BeachbodyOnDemand.com.

Media Contact:
Extension PR for StubHub l Maggie Hund l 323.556.7004 l mhund@extensionpr.com
Ericho PR for Beachbody l Liz Zarins l 323.553.2027 l liz@erichopr.com

LINEUP AND SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR STUBHUB LIVE: THE COFFEE HOUSE at FIREFLY MUSIC FESTIVAL

This Year Marks the Third Year of StubHub’s Partnership with the Festival, Bringing Intimate Sets From Main Stage Acts, Which Include O.A.R., Bob Moses, Rainbow Kitten Surprise and Hamilton Leithauser

DOVER, DELA. – (May 30, 2017) – Firefly Music Festival and StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, today announced the lineup and schedule of StubHub Live:  The Coffee House at Firefly, featuring intimate sets from main stage acts.  This year marks StubHub’s third year as an exclusive festival partner as the Official Ticket Marketplace of Firefly.  As the exclusive ticket partner, fans are offered a seamless experience planning, buying and selling tickets and attending the festival through StubHub. In addition, StubHub is the presenting sponsor of Firefly’s acoustic stage and café, “The Coffee House,” with exclusive intimate, trimmed down and unique performances from festival acts including O.A.R., Bob Moses, Rainbow Kitten Surprise and Hamilton Leithauser.

StubHub Live: The Coffee House will feature a total of 15 acts across all four days.  A new addition to the lineup this year will be unique showcases opening the stage on Friday and Sunday, featuring a collaboration of acts for distinctly engaging performances by beatboxers and singer-songwriters.

As the Official Ticket Marketplace, StubHub is the only authorized resale platform to buy GA, VIP and Super VIP passes to the festival. StubHub’s FanProtect™ guarantee and customer service track record promise an excellent purchasing experience that aligns with Firefly’s customer satisfaction goals.

“We’re excited to build upon our partnership with StubHub and once again provide an exclusive and memorable experience for our fans at The Coffee House,” says Alex Yount, sponsorship sr. manager of Firefly Music Festival.

An enduring element of the three-year partnership includes exclusive content and interviews on StubHub’s social channels from StubHub Live: The Coffee House artists before, during and after their sets.  Attendees will also have a chance to engage with some new product features from StubHub at The Coffee House with the opportunity to win access to unique activations on-site.  StubHub will once again be present with an on-site Will Call to assist any attendees who purchased Firefly passes on StubHub.

“Firefly continues to be a fantastic partner for StubHub, as they continuously innovate the fan experience across all aspects of the festival,” said Justin Finn, head of event marketing and sponsorships for StubHub.  “In our third year, StubHub has been able to work even closer with Firefly to bring a richer, deeper and more personal experience to attendees through the engaging and unique lineup on The Coffee House stage, helping us fulfill the StubHub Live mission: to bring more to live experiences.”

Passes for Firefly Music Festival are still available through FireflyFestival.com at the price of $309 for a four-day general admission pass or $89 for a single day general admission pass.

STUBHUB LIVE:  THE COFFEE HOUSE – LINEUP AND SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, JUNE 15th
6:00 PM         Social Animals
7:15 PM         Salt Cathedral
8:30 PM         Jared and the Mill
10:15 PM       O.A.R.

SATURDAY, JUNE 17th
2:45 PM         Scriptkiddie
4:45 PM         Walker Lukens
6:30 PM         Magic Giant
9:15 PM         Rainbow Kitten Surprise

FRIDAY, JUNE 16th
12:15 PM       Showcase:  Beatboxing
3:00 PM         Dreamers
4:45 PM         Shaed
6:45 PM         Judah & the Lion
9:00 PM         Bob Moses

SUNDAY, JUNE 18th
12:30 PM       Showcase:  Songwriters
3:15 PM         The Orphan The Poet
5:15 PM         Michael Blume
7:15 PM         Hamilton Leithauser

For more information on Firefly Music Festival, please contact Nicole Meagher at nicole.meagher@redfrogevents.com.

Firefly Music Festival is the east coast’s largest music and camping festival, taking place annually in The Woodlands of Dover, DE. Firefly is the first-ever fan-curated music festival. The Firefly community shapes the festival experience by voting on major decisions including attractions, artists, experiences, designs, and more. In The Woodlands, attendees enjoy amazing performances from their favorite musicians, explore new activities, spend the late nights with friends in the campgrounds, and make memories that last a lifetime. The 2017 festival will take place June 15 – 18 and features headliners The Weeknd, Muse, Twenty One Pilots, Chance the Rapper, and Bob Dylan and His Band, as well as 125 additional acts.  Visit FireflyFestival.com for more information.

Contact:
Firefly Music Festival | Nicole Meagher
Nicole.Meagher@redfrogevents.com
(312)802-6039
FireflyFestival.com

StubHub| Jessica Erskine
jerskine@stubhub.com
(818) 618-8244

About Red Frog Events: Red Frog Events is an event production company and pioneer of the experiential entertainment industry, recognized for its award-winning company culture. Since 2007, the company has developed innovative brands including the Warrior Dash obstacle race series, Firefly Music Festival, and Chicago Beer Classic. Red Frog also provides event services ranging from food and beverage to its ticketing platform, EventSprout. Red Frog has been named one of Forbes’ “Most Promising Companies in America”, has appeared consecutively on Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Companies” list, and was recognized on Chicago Tribune’s “Top Workplaces” from 2011-2014, among other honors. In recognition of its philanthropic efforts, the company was selected as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s “Corporate Partner of the Year”. To date, Red Frog has raised over $13.5 million of a $25 million dollar fundraising commitment to St. Jude and in 2016, announced a one percent profit donation to the organization. Visit RedFrogEvents.com for more information.

About StubHub
: At StubHub, our mission is simple: help fans find fun. We connect fans with their favorite teams, shows and artists and introduce them to the ones they’ll love next. As the largest ticket marketplace in the world, we enable fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of events, whenever they want, through our desktop and mobile experiences, including our StubHub app for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Android. Offering a superior fan experience at its core, StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. Our industry firsts include the introduction of the first ticketing application, the first interactive seat mapping tool and the first live entertainment rewards program, Fan Rewards™. Our business partners include more than 130 properties in MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA, plus AEG, AXS and Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement. With the acquisition of Ticketbis in August 2016, throughout the world, StubHub provides the total end-to-end event going experience. StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY).  For more information on StubHub, visit StubHub.com or follow @StubHub on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or YouTube.com/StubHub.

STUBHUB REVEALS THE TOP 10 MUSIC TOURS OF SUMMER 2017

Stubhub’s Third-Annual Summer Tour Preview Reveals U2 Is the Most In-Demand Act; Justin Bieber and Tool Offer the Best Value; and New Festivals Make the Top Five Music Festivals List

San Francisco – (May 15, 2017) – StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, today released its third-annual preview of the summer concert landscape, breaking down the most in-demand touring acts of summer 2017. U2 unseats last year’s leader, Adele, by taking the #1 spot on the list, which heavily features legacy rock artists for the third year in a row. Top contemporary artists like Ed Sheeran also rank highly, and Kendrick Lamar broke the top 10 list for the first time, only three weeks after his tour was announced.

2017 Top Selling Acts
Based on total sales on StubHub for U.S. dates from Memorial Day to Labor Day

  1. U2
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. Bruno Mars
  4. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  5. Lady Gaga
  6. Metallica
  7. Kendrick Lamar
  8. Tool
  9. Justin Bieber
  10. Roger Waters

By the Numbers: Breaking Down the Top 10 List

  • Legacy rock acts have dominated the list for the last three years, demonstrating an ongoing command of the touring landscape throughout the summer
  • #1 U2 outsells #2 Ed Sheeran by 65%, even with fewer than half as many shows in the summer months (13 vs. 32), and exceeds last year’s #1, Adele, by 15%, even with eight fewer dates
  • Looking at average sales per-show, U2 still dominates, outselling the second highest per-show performer (Lady Gaga) by 118%; eight of U2’s dates are the top in-demand of individual events all summer; the June 3 Chicago appearance is the most in-demand concert of the summer
  • The only artist to return to the list from 2016 is Justin Bieber
  • Tool is the most affordable top 10 act to see this summer based on the lowest average ticket prices overall
  • Justin Bieber is a great deal this summer – his tour sold the least expensive ticket of acts in the top 10, and the price of tickets purchased on StubHub this year is down 40% over last summer
  • When tickets for Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. tour went on sale April 28, searches on StubHub quadrupled from the day before and he shot into the top 10 selling summer acts in one week – his position on the list is likely to keep climbing as the summer progresses
  • Roger Waters may be the hardest working on the list this summer with the most tour dates (34) of anyone in the top 10 during the summer months; Ed Sheeran (26 years old) is second with 32 tour dates

Music festivals continue to be a way for an increasing number of fans to see a multitude of acts between independent headlining tours. BottleRock, as a relatively newer festival, has been the fastest growing summer music festival over the past three years (demand has nearly tripled since 2015).  Keeping in line with the trending demand of legacy rock acts, two out of three of the top music festivals this summer are devoted to classic rock acts.

The most in-demand U.S. summer music festivals based on ticket sales on StubHub to date are:

  1. CMA Music Festival (June 8-11 in Nashville, TN)
  2. BottleRock Napa (May 26-28 in Napa, CA)
  3. Lollapalooza (August 3-6 in Chicago, IL)
  4. The Classic East (July 29-30 in Flushing, NY)
  5. The Classic West (July 15-16 in Los Angeles, CA)

About StubHub
 At StubHub, our mission is simple: help fans find fun. We connect fans with their favorite teams, shows, and artists and introduce them to the ones they’ll love next. As the largest ticket marketplace in the world, we enable fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of events, whenever they want, through our desktop and mobile experiences, including our StubHub app for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Android. Offering a superior fan experience at its core, StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. Our industry firsts include the introduction of the first ticketing application, the first interactive seat mapping tool and the first live entertainment rewards program, Fan Rewards™. Our business partners include more than 130 properties in MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA, plus AEG, AXS and Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement. With the acquisition of Ticketbis in August 2016, throughout the world, StubHub provides the total end-to-end event going experience. StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY).  For more information on StubHub, visit StubHub.com or follow @StubHub on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or YouTube.com/StubHub.

Media Contact:
Extension PR for StubHub l Maggie Hund l 323.556.7004 l mhund@extensionpr.com
StubHub | Jessica Erskine | jerskine@StubHub.com

StubHub Named An International Ticketing Partner For Rock in Rio 2017

São Paulo, April 5, 2017 – StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, today announced that it will be an authorized international ticketing partner for the 18th edition of Rock in Rio. The lineup for Rock in Rio includes major acts such as Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi, Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake, Guns N’ Roses, The Who, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and several others, and will take place in Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro, on Sept. 15-17 and 21 -24.

“StubHub connects people to inspiring experiences, and as the international ticketing partner for Rock in Rio, we will offer international fans an innovative, easy-to-use, secure platform to purchase their tickets to one the world’s most dynamic music festivals,” said Ricardo Noryo, StubHub Director of Partnerships in Latin America. “Since the 2013 edition of Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, we have seen international ticket sales to events in Brazil more than double, and we may be looking forward to the most global edition of Rock in Rio to-date.”

As an international ticketing partner, StubHub will leverage its global marketplace to give music and festival fans in countries outside of Brazil easy, secure access to a great selection of ticket inventory for Rock in Rio. Tickets go on sale on StubHub.com and StubHub’s international sites this Thursday, April 6, and consumers outside of Brazil can use StubHub to purchase Rock in Rio tickets in their own language and currency.

“At Rock in Rio, we strive for a lineup composed of the biggest music acts worldwide and each year we are seeing a growing number of international attendees at the event,” said Roberta Medina, Rock in Rio executive vice-president. “Therefore, we chose StubHub as we want fans anywhere in the world to have the best possible experience buying their tickets for the event.”

StubHub’s 2016 acquisition of Ticketbis allowed it to expand its presence to 48 countries around the world and surface domestic and international events to consumers. The partnership with Rock in Rio follows similar, recently announced agreements with Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels and Toronto Blue Jays, Mexico’s Tijuana Xolos football club, the Singapore Rugby 7’s and Brazil Rugby National Team.

StubHub Announces Top 10 Fall Concerts: Adele Takes #1 Spot, on Pace to Outsell Taylor Swift’s Fall 2015 Tour and Become #1 Overall Act of 2016

Adele Triples Drake’s Sales, followed by Beyoncé, Maroon 5 and Kanye West, With Country Acts Showing the Strongest Representation; October’s ‘Desert Trip’ Joins Coachella as Top Festival of the Year

12, SEPTEMBER 2016 (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) – StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, today announced the top concerts of the fall season, as determined by sales from its more than 10 million ticket listings per month.

Following her top-selling summer position, Adele continues her dominant year by outselling Drake at #2 and Beyoncé at #3 this fall, putting her on pace to outsell pop diva Taylor Swift’s 2015 fall tour schedule and become the top-selling artist of 2016.*

In addition, the Desert Trip, a two-weekend festival featuring rock legends such as The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Neil Young, proves that legacy artists remain a powerful draw, outselling the next-highest fall festival (Austin City Limits) by more than 5 times (530%) and becoming the #2 overall festival for 2016 behind Coachella.

TOP 10 FALL TOURS*

  1. Adele
  2. Drake
  3. Beyoncé
  4. Maroon 5
  5. Kanye West
  6. Carrie Underwood
  7. Temple of the Dog
  8. Luke Bryan
  9. Florida Georgia Line
  10. Keith Urban

*Based on overall ticket sales on StubHub for shows from Labor Day to Thanksgiving 2016

Fall Music Preview Highlights:

  • Adele is outselling Taylor Swift’s fall 2015 tour dates by 40%, with a similar number of shows and smaller venues
  • Adele is the top seller this fall in terms of both overall sales and sales per show
  • Median ticket prices per genre: POP (Adele, Beyoncé and Maroon 5) – $299; ROCK (Temple of the Dog) – $217; HIP HOP (Drake and Kanye West) – $175; COUNTRY (Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban) – $122
  • Florida Georgia Line has been the best deal of the fall so far, with a ticket selling for $6 to the group’s show at PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte on September 10th, while Drake has commanded the highest price of a ticket with over $3,900 spent on a ticket for the artist’s show at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on September 9th
  • With only five shows in November, Temple of the Dog makes the top 10 with their highly anticipated reunion tour, offering an average ticket price of $217
  • While legacy acts were prevalent on StubHub’s top lists in 2015, Country acts dominate this fall’s list with four of the acts and several falling just past the top 10.

StubHub Releases Inaugural Year in Live Experiences Report

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Social, mobile behaviors play transformative role in live events, according to 2015 study

StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, today released its inaugural state of ticketing and live events report, entitled “2015: A Look Back, The Year in Live Experiences”. The report highlights consumer behaviors before, during and after events, including fans’ preferred social channels, tendency to tweet and text during live experiences, affinity for mobile ticketing and favorite athletes and musicians to follow on Instagram and Twitter. The report also hones in on ticket purchasing trends surrounding concerts, theatre and sporting events.

“One of the biggest themes we see at the end of 2015 is that technology is changing the way fans consume live events,” said Kate McGunigal, Head of Consumer Insights at StubHub. “Some of our strongest findings are around mobile, social and millennials. Our ‘Year in Live Experiences’ report demonstrates meaningful changes underway in the ticketing industry, highlighting the impactful role digital devices and real-time engagement are playing and how this affects venues, advertisers, sponsors and fans alike.”

StubHub will release the report on an annual basis and it will be used as a benchmark for future analysis of the live events industry. Key findings include:

Fan profile and purchasing habits

  • The average fan is 42 years old and attends 4 events a year.
  • Peak popularity: Friday is the most popular day to purchase, October is the most popular month.

Mobile usage

  • Mobile tickets will account for more than 1 in 2 ticket transactions on digital platforms by 2019.
  • 52% of concert goers use mobile to look up details about a concert.

Social media engagement

  • 71% of millennials say live tweeting about an event makes it more fun, with festival-goers more likely to engage on social.
  • 5 million tweets were sent during the first week of Coachella; 28.4 million were sent during Super Bowl XLIX.
  • Music festival attendees are 67% more likely to use Snapchat, 69% more likely to use Vine, and 81% more likely to use Tumblr.
  • Social preferences: 78% of US ticket purchasers had a Facebook account, 42% Twitter, 36% LinkedIn, 35% Pinterest, 32% Google+, 30% Instagram.

The Year in Live Experiences” was compiled by StubHub’s Consumer Insights and Analytics team between spring 2014 and fall 2015. Survey respondents were individuals who purchased live events tickets in the last 12 months, including tickets purchased outside of StubHub’s platform. StubHub also compiled data related to buyers and sellers across StubHub’s desktop, mobile web and mobile app, and cited third party data when applicable.