Ticketing agency TicketQuarter has confirmed it will be the primary ticketing partner for Macclesfield Festival for the second year running when it returns on 21-22 July 2018. More than 7,500 people attended the inaugural event this year.

Andrew Kleek, chief executive and founder of the Macclesfield Festival, said: “This year’s festival was a huge success and we will soon be making more exciting announcements about next year’s event.

“In the meantime, we are pleased to appoint TicketQuarter as our primary ticketing partner. We are confident they will help us deliver a seamless ticketing experience, making it as efficient as possible for customers to purchase and redeem tickets.”

Writing on the Wall, Liverpool’s longest running writing and literary festival, which celebrates writing, diversity, tolerance, story-telling and humour through controversy, inquiry and debate, has also confirmed the company for its May 2018 month-long festival – which will be themed ‘Crossing Borders’ – and for all future events.

TicketQuarter recently provided services for Liverpool Music Week, which kicked off with Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, as well as On the Verge festival, which took place on 19-22 October.

Henry Brown, head of TicketQuarter, said: “Festival season may be over for 2017 but at TicketQuarter we are preparing for tickets to go on sale for a variety of live events taking place across the North West next year. We are proud to partner with our growing portfolio of festival clients – applying our experience and expertise to the ticketing and enabling our clients to concentrate on delivering fantastic entertainment.”

TicketQuarter sells tickets for music, comedy, theatre and arts, family entertainment, exhibitions and sport for a variety of regional venues and more than 200 events across the North West including St George’s Hall, Farmaggedon and Aintree Racecourse.

As the ticketing arm of The ACC Liverpool Group, home to BT Convention Centre, Echo Arena and Exhibition Centre Liverpool, it also provides tickets for Echo Arena Liverpool and Exhibition Centre Liverpool events such as forthcoming exhibition Star Wars Gathering on 7 July 2018.

The company provides support for event promoters and venues including online ticketing; contact centre and hotline; marketing and promotional support; customer service support and account management.