SongKick, BandsInTown, StubHub

3 Free Must-Have Apps for Buying Concert Tickets

SongKick, BandsInTown, StubHub

Not so long-ago, before the days of mobile computing — buying tickets to see your favourite band or artist perform may have involved waiting patiently in a busy phone-queue to get tickets before they sold out, or repeatedly hammering the ‘refresh’ button on your web-browser on a ticket sales site such as TicketMaster and BoxOfficeHero to get what you need. Those days of misery are over!

A number of very clever iPhone and Android concert-ticket apps have emerged which have completely changed the face of ticket-buying forever, enabling music lovers to pick up tickets to see their favourite artist or show in literally minutes.

We take a look at a few of the top apps for music-lovers, which have turned the often painful task of buying concert tickets online into a pleasant and even sometimes fun experience.

SongKick (Free)


This free app is smart. It will help you track your favorite bands so you never miss them live again.

SongKick tracks all of you with your favourite performers, artists, and bands by scanning your music library for artists.

Additionally, the app allows you to manually add to your artists, and gives you real-time dashboard of information on upcoming gigs and events, while also offering the ability to buy tickets quickly and easily.

A convenient push-notification system means that the app can send alerts to you as soon as tickets go on sale for your favourite performers, so that you don’t miss out, or forget about the event completely.

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Bandsintown Concerts (Free)


Offering login via Facebook, this powerful concert tickets app offers concert notifications for your favorite artists, wide coverage of concert listings for many towns/cities, and the ability to browse tour dates for any artists as well as the ability to import artists from external sources such as iTunes, Pandora, and Spotify.

BandsInTown is connected with many ticket sites, allowing you to buy from loads of different sites using only this app to search and purchase. The app is very ‘social’ too, enabling you to share events with your friends.

We especially liked the recommendations aspect of the app, which gives concert previews, links to artists on iTunes and a whole lot more.

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StubHub (Free)


the StubHub app brings the world’s largest ticket marketplace right to your mobile device, making it easier to find the sport, concert or theatre tickets you want, or sell your spares when you can’t go.

Boasting a top-notch search facility, essential realtime-price alerts, concert reminders and GPS enabled location searches , and (for selected venues) interactive maps which allow you to pick your preferred seats – StubHub is definitely an app worth having on your smartphone if you’re an live-music event lover

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