North East company 1879 Event Management has landed its first local authority contract for a major music event this summer.
The company, 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 Sunday 25 August.
As part of the new contract the box office at the Stadium of Light will sell tickets for the event, while 1879 Event Management will provide catering services.
“1879 Event Management has a proven track record for successfully delivering large scale events,” Cllr Ernest Gibson, Mayor of South Tyneside Council, said. “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.”
1879 Event Management, which currently manages the catering and events services at the Stadium of Light, as well as the National Glass Centre in Sunderland, has worked on a number of high profile events since being established in 2012.
Gary Hutchinson, commercial director for SAFC, added that 1879 Event Management had proven it can cater for a wide range of events, from fine dining to festivals.