Search is on for best young talent

Skiddle founders Ben Sebborn and Richard Dyer
Skiddle founders Ben Sebborn and Richard Dyer
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Online ticketing agency Skiddle has launched a competition to find the best young talent in Lancashire.

Preston-based Skiddle’s “25 under 25” scheme is open to all would-be promoters and event managers under the age of 25, who successfully put on at least one event before Sunday December 14.

The winner will receive a full ticket promotion package for a year, mentoring from industry experts, plus tickets to events.

Skiddle is one of the UK’s largest primary ticketing agencies.

It lists and sells tickets for tens of thousands of events throughout the UK.

After years of working with bright individuals, the ticketing platform felt it was time to highlight young stars and make the industry step up and notice.

Ben Sebborn, co-founder and director of Skiddle commented: “We work with hundreds of individual promoters every single day, many of whom are hugely talented in what they do and make-up the core of nightlife in their communities.

“It’s about time they got some recognition.

“Skiddle is all about assisting the next generation of talent from the very beginning, whether it be students or just amateur promoters.”

To enter, applicants will be required to provide evidence of at least one successfully executed event between the opening and closing date.

Applicants will also have to answer a series of questions to be judged by a host of industry experts including Skiddle’s own directors.

A shortlist of 25 applicants will be drawn, with one overall winner being announced in the new year.

For more information and to enter the competition, visit