1879 Event Management, a subsidiary of Sunderland AFC, has been appointed by South Tyneside Council to act as a ticketing agent and catering supplier for Sound Waves 2013, which is being co-headlined by Little Mix and McFly at Bents Park, South Shields on 25 August.
As part of the new contract, the box office at the Stadium of Light will sell tickets for the Bank Holiday event, while 1879 Event Management will provide catering services for the thousands of music fans that are expected to attend.
Cllr Ernest Gibson (pictured left), Mayor of South Tyneside Council, said:
1879 Event Management has a proven track record for successfully delivering large scale events. This experience, coupled with their enthusiasm and highly competitive tender, made them the perfect suppliers for Sound Waves 2013 and we look forward to working with them in the run up to the big event.”
Gary Hutchinson, Commercial Director for SAFC, said:
Over the last 12 months 1879 Event Management has proven it can cater effectively for a wide range of events, from delivering fine dining for corporate dinners to feeding thousands of hungry music lovers at Newcastle Pride.
We are delighted that these capabilities have been recognised by South Tyneside Council and hope to work with more of the region’s local authorities in the very near future.