AEG Presents and Postmates Launch Exclusive On-Demand Partnership Bringing Skip-The-Line Service To Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival, Stagecoach and Other Top Festivals
Food, Drink and Festival Merchandise Orders Will be Ready for Pickup in Only a Few Minutes
LOS ANGELES, March 28, 2019 — AEG Presents and Postmates today announced an exclusive, multi-year partnership to bring Postmates Pickup to the nation’s largest music festivals starting with this April’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The new skip-the-line service lets fans use the festival’s official mobile app to order food, beverages and festival merchandise for pick up in only a few minutes. AEG Presents will also launch Postmates Pickup at this year’s Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival, Hangout Festival, Electric Forest, Mo Pop Festival, Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival and more.
“Technology plays an increasingly important role in improving the overall experience at music festivals, and it’s paramount to all that we do at AEG Presents,” said Brooke Michael Kain, chief digital officer at AEG Presents. “We are helping fans spend less time waiting in lines and more time enjoying the music by partnering with innovative companies like Postmates to solve problems like these,” said Andrew Klein, managing director at AEG Presents Global Partnerships.
“Our mission is to enable anyone to have anything on-demand and we’re always looking for creative, new ways to bring that mission to life,” said Bastian Lehmann, co-founder and CEO at Postmates. “As the leading on-demand platform with millennials, driving innovation with music festivals like Coachella and Stagecoach is an exciting opportunity for our brand.”
Postmates Pickup will be integrated into festivals’ mobile apps giving guests the ability to order food, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, and merchandise in a few simple steps:
- Guests open their festival app
- Click on “Postmates Pickup” and sign into their Postmates account
- Browse and select desired offerings
- Place your order
Once orders are placed, attendees will receive a pickup time and text notification when the order is ready. Orders will be available at designated Postmates Pickup points located throughout the festival. At larger festivals like Coachella, AEG Presents will build commissary kitchens dedicated to preparing Postmates orders to ensure shorter wait times.
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Postmates helps people unlock the best of their cities – and their lives, with the leading on-demand "anything" network. Launched in 2011, Postmates led the on-demand delivery movement in the U.S. by offering delivery from restaurants and stores previously only available offline. The company now operates in nearly 3,000 cities across the US and Mexico, provides access to over 300,000 merchants and has recently launched innovative new products including Postmates Party. Postmates is headquartered in San Francisco and has more than 800 employees. Learn more: www.postmates.com.
ABOUT AEG PRESENTS
AEG Presents is one of the largest live music companies in the world. The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals. AEG Presents operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 16 regional offices that support its tours which include such artists as Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Justin Bieber, BTS, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney; produce or support over 25 music festivals, including the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Stagecoach, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Hangout Festival, Electric Forest, and Firefly; and owns, manages or books more than 80 clubs and theaters. AEG Presents produces and promotes more than 11,000 shows annually worldwide and conducts business under such globally renowned brands as AEG Presents, Goldenvoice, The Bowery Presents, Concerts West, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts LTD, Madison House Presents and PromoWest Productions.