Tiqets & Sofar Sounds Partner to Host Concert Series at Iconic Attractions in San Francisco & London

Amsterdam, 4 May 2022 – Tiqets, an online ticketing platform for museums and attractions, and Sofar Sounds, the community that stages intimate concerts in unexpected venues in 400 cities around the world, are partnering up to create two exclusive series of live music performances at once-in-a-lifetime locations across San Francisco and London. To offer more people a chance to enjoy these special concerts, Tiqets will launch a contest to win a trip to San Francisco or London and tickets to attend the concert series. 

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Tiqets and Sofar Sounds are hosting a series of concerts at three legendary San Francisco locations (Aquarium of the Bay, Record Factory, and Red & White Fleet’s San Francisco Bay Cruise), and three iconic London attractions (Westminster Abbey, Old Royal Naval College, and London Transport Museum).

As part of the partnership, Tiqets and Sofar Sounds will be launching a contest to win tickets to each of the shows – and for select lucky fans, a trip to San Francisco or London to experience one of these once-in-a-lifetime concerts.

We’re thrilled to be joining forces with Sofar Sounds to combine our incredible venue partners with live musicians to host not one, but two, summer concert series in San Francisco and London. With these truly once-in-a-lifetime shows featuring exciting new artists in iconic locations like Westminster Abbey and the Aquarium of the Bay, we hope to inspire people all over the world to find more ways to culture this summer.   Laurens Leurink, Tiqets' CEO.

Tiqets x Sofar Summer Concert Series in San Francisco

For three nights in June, Tiqets and Sofar will transform popular attractions in San Francisco into concert venues for the first time. From the mesmerising blue hues of Aquarium of the Bay and the sunset-soaked decks of Red & White Fleet’s Bay Cruise to the groovy history of the Record Factory, this special concert series will allow guests to experience each of these unique venues like never before with a one-night only live concert performance.

With this partnership, Tiqets and Sofar Sounds work toward a common goal of creating unique ways to bring artists and audiences together all around the world. We look forward to collaborating on some amazing shows this summer while supporting independent artists with opportunities to perform in some truly unique spaces. Jim Lucchese, Sofar Sounds CEO

  • Aquarium of the Bay, 17 June

Home to over 24,000 animals, including sharks, bat rays, and river otters, stroll through Aquarium of the Bay’s blue-tinted corridors and meet all of the fantastic inhabitants before heading into the concert space right next to the sea otters to enjoy the musical stylings of three surprise artists.

  • Red & White Fleet’s Bay Cruise, 18 June

Experience San Francisco’s beautiful bay like never before on Red & White Fleet’s Enhydra, the United States’ first ever plug-in hybrid electric vessel. Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and take in unparalleled sunset views of the city and the bay, all while you discover your new favorite musical artists.

We’re talking about a chance to see amazing new music onboard a cutting-edge hybrid electric vessel sailing in the middle of San Francisco Bay. What’s not to like? We’re excited to partner with Tiqets and Sofar to make it happen.  Tyler Foster, Managing Director and Partner, Red and White San Francisco Bay Cruises.

  • Record Factory, 25 June

Get a taste of music history at the Record Factory in Sausalito. Stand in the same studios that Bob Marley and Stevie Nicks have played in, and enjoy music by a selection of new and up-and-coming artists selected by Sofar Sounds.

We are proud to be part of the Sofar Sounds x Tiqets Concert series and family at Bridgeway Recording Studios (the former Record Plant Studios). Bridgeway Studios has a long history of making music history. From Prince’s first album, For You, to Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, Bridgeway prides itself in working with cutting-edge artists and relationships. We look forward to continuing a blossoming relationship,  Frank Pollifrone, Record Factory.

Tiqets x Sofar Summer Concert Series in London

In July, Tiqets and Sofar will host their second concert series in London. Concert attendees will get to discover up-and-coming artists hand-picked by Sofar Sounds in the likes of Westminster Abbey, the Old Royal Naval College, and London Transport Museum. 

For the very first time, London’s centuries-old coronation church will open its doors to host an exclusive concert hosted by Tiqets and Sofar Sounds. From its breathtaking architecture to its regal history, Westminster Abbey is also famed for playing host to many a royal wedding (most recently Prince William and Kate Middleton’s). Step into the Abbey’s hallowed halls for one of the most unique concert experiences ever. 

We are delighted to be welcoming Sofar Sounds into the Abbey for the first time, as part of our own summer festival. This collaboration opens the doors to a brand new and exciting audience!  Lorraine Rossdale, Westminster Abbey’s Head of Events & Marketing 

Another architectural beauty, the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich will also open its doors to host one of these exclusive concerts. The College’s iconic painted hall, artwork courtesy of Sir James Thornill, promises a stunning setting for guests to discover their new favourite musicians. 

The history-laden London Transport Museum is the third and final concert venue for the Tiqets x Sofar summer concert series in London. From horse-drawn carriages to the Tube, learn about the epic history of London’s transport systems as you jive to the beat set by London’s coolest new performing artists. 

I am delighted that London Transport Museum was picked as one of the chosen locations for the forthcoming Tiqets x Sofar Summer Concert Series in London. This collaboration will be a brilliant opportunity for us to showcase what a fantastic venue the Museum is to host an intimate music event like this, and to watch a concert against the backdrop of our wonderful collection will truly make this a once-in-a-lifetime experience for ticket holders.  Harriet Burke, London Transport Museum Head of Marketing 

Dates for these three live-music experiences in London will be released later in May. 

Win tickets to a Sofar x Tiqets concert experience!

Tiqets has created incredible opportunities to win tickets to these limited-availability concerts: Local music lovers in the UK and the US can enter to win two tickets to a concert of their choice in London or San Francisco, and people can also enter to win a trip to either London or San Francisco to attend one of the concerts. 

For more information on the contest to win a trip to San Francisco to attend a Sofar x Tiqets concert, visit https://www.tiqets.com/blog/sofar-x-tiqets-win-a-trip-to-san-francisco/. This contest is open from today until 25 May.

For more information on the contest to win tickets to a Sofar x Tiqets concert in San Francisco, visit https://www.tiqets.com/blog/sofar-x-tiqets-san-francisco-win-concert-tickets/. This contest is open from today until 25 May.

Tickets for all six concerts will be bookable online through the Sofar Sounds website. More information about the contests for the London concert series will be released later in May. 


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About Tiqets

Tiqets’ mission is to make culture more accessible by making it easier for more people to discover more ways to culture. From the start in 2014, the company has connected millions of people to museums and attractions with instant, last-minute and mobile tickets. Tiqets works with both hidden gems and top museums and attractions all over the world.

The company is headquartered in Amsterdam and now employs 200+ people worldwide, including in Amsterdam (HQ) as well as Seattle, Las Vegas, Orlando, Philadelphia, London, Copenhagen, Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Bangkok, Tokyo and Osaka. More information can be found on Tiqets.com.

About Sofar

Sofar Sounds is a global community of music lovers creating space where music matters. Through intimate concerts in unique locations, Sofar shows create lasting connections between artists and fans without distractions, pretense or crowds. Sofar shows transform everyday spaces - from living rooms and rooftops, to boutiques and museums - into captivating venues for secret gigs, creating inclusive experiences that bring people closer together.


Founded in London in 2009, Sofar invites guests to discover new artists, places, and people, whether at home or abroad, in more than 400 cities around the world. To learn more about Sofar Sounds, visit http://www.sofarsounds.com or follow the conversation on social media at @sofarsounds or using #sofarsounds.

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