It’s time to go to one of the biggest music festivals that you have ever been to, but sadly it’s out of your city and renting a car is completely out of the question because have you seen what they charge for one car at these places? And leaving the venue after the show, forget about it!
So what is a music lover to do?
Well, it looks like Live Nation and Uber have come up with some kind of a solution to this conundrum: team up and have Uber drivers give those unfortunate people a lift, at a charge of course.
Live Nation, in attempt to also get attendees to leave their cars at home and help those stuck in a bind, have revealed their new plan to add ride programs to several of their venues. The new program would include official drop-off and pick-up spots for Uber riders, so good-bye are the days of fighting fellow concertgoers for a taxi.
The Live Nation app will offer an Uber option which will means attendees won’t need to manually input a destination. The venue drop-off address will automatically be inserted when requesting a ride to a show at a participating Live Nation venue.
To help with the new program, Live Nation venues will begin to feature Uber signage or branded-booths to further assist attendees as well as have on-site staffers to help with promotional codes and such.
“Fans want the journey to and from a concert to be as smooth as possible,” said Russell Wallach, President of Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. “Uber offers a convenient alternative to driving for riders to any event, and we are thrilled about the experience this brings for all of our fans.”
“We’re excited to create this marketing partnership with Live Nation to provide a hassle-free experience for concertgoers,” said Amy Friedlander Hoffman, head of Uber’s West Coast business development. “Fans just want to enjoy the show, and the new Uber ride program means they can get in and out with the touch of a button.”
As of now, Uber is providing transportation to 20 music festivals as well as 62 Live Nation venues across the country. Check out some of the music festivals already benefiting from the union.
Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) – New York, NY
Sasquatch! – George, WA
EDC Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
Windy City Lakeshake – Chicago, IL
Farmborough – New York, NY
Faster Horses – Brooklyn, MI
Jamboree in the Hills – Belmont, OH
Watershed – Quincy, WA
HARD Summer Music Festival – Los Angeles, CA
Delaware Junction – Harrington, DE
Nocturnal Wonderland – Los Angeles, CA
Music Midtown – Atlanta, GA
Beyond Wonderland – Mountain View, CA
Route 91 Harvest – Las Vegas, NV
Escape: All Hallow’s Eve – Los Angeles, CA
Voodoo Music & Arts Experience – New Orleans, LA
HARD Day of the Dead – Los Angeles, CA
EDC Orlando – Orlando, FL
White Wonderland – Anaheim, CA
As of now, there’s not project time frame as to when all of this will officially be implemented.