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Acast announces live podcast events offering in the UK: Acast Live

PRESS RELEASE — October 24, 2019

London, UK—Acast – the world’s leading podcast company – today announces Acast Live, a new offering to its podcasters to take their shows live on stage. The first programme of live events is in partnership with DICE, launching an initial run of shows in late 2019 into 2020 taking place in high-profile venues across London.

Acast Live was launched in response to the important role live shows play in allowing podcasters to connect with their audiences, and also as another way to support their content financially. For the fans themselves, they offer an electrifying way to experience their favourite podcasts, to interact with podcasters, and socialise with other fans in the community. The shows will be curated from Acast’s expansive podcast network, home to thousands of podcasts including massive hits such as The Girls Bathroom and Pappy’s Flatshare.

Acast’s UK content director Sophie Herdman said: “Listening to podcasts is such an intimate activity, you feel like the hosts are your best friends so to suddenly see them on stage, surrounded by other like-minded friends, is such a brilliant experience. It’s this shared experience that brings the dedicated communities behind podcasts to life, and we’re always so impressed with the engaging, and often original, formats podcasters bring to their live performance. Acast Live is a brilliant way to allow even more shows to reach fans, and just one example of the added value we bring to our podcasters.”

Founded in 2014, DICE is best known for its app which allows fans to discover the best live events and book tickets in seconds. The company has made a name for itself with super simple ticket purchase for fans, while its Discover features connect fans with their next amazing night out. Best known for live music, in 2019 DICE moved into the Arts & Culture space, adding comedy, film and podcast events to the app.

“2019 is the year podcasts have gone stratospheric” said Amy Oldham, UK MD of DICE. “Our fans (and team) can’t get enough of them so when the chance arose to create a live podcast series in partnership with the best in the business, we jumped at it. Live podcast shows are just part of the wide mix of Arts & Culture events on DICE, with more events, venues and exclusives landing soon.”

Further information on Acast Live shows will be announced soon. Tickets for the first run will be available exclusively via DICE.

About Acast:

Acast is the world’s largest podcast company. Since 2014, Acast has been the engine powering audio for makers all over the world. At its core, Acast connects audio makers with the financial support they need to create amazing content while also delivering the audience they want. Acast works with podcasts globally including My Dad Wrote a Porno, Off Menu, Griefcast, David Tennant Does A Podcast With and The Adam Buxton Podcast as well as those of publishers such as the Times, the Economist, The Guardian and Vogue. As a global business, Acast has offices around the world from Stockholm to Sydney and a team of 170 talented audio lovers working diligently to create a sustainable audio and voice ecosystem to ensure that the audio industry continues to grow and flourish. Acast was founded by Karl Rosander and Mans Ulvestam together with co-founder Johan Billgren.

About DICE:

We’re on a mission to get people out more. The DICE app makes it easy to find and book tickets to a list of incredible events personalised for everyone on DICE. From Kanye West to Slowthai, Bicep to Adele, up-and-coming to the world’s biggest artists, if it’s on DICE, it’s worth your time. We’re mobile-first to stop touts and to protect people from paying over the odds.

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