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LycaRadio acquires event ticketing service

LycaRadio has announced the acquisition of Chilli Tickets, a marketplace for tickets to South Asian events.

LycaRadio has purchased the business and operations of Chilli Tickets, which sells tickets to over 300 events across the UK per year, including classic Bollywood concerts, Asian club nights and dating events, comedy nights, and Asian wedding exhibitions.

The acquisition will strengthen the position of Chilli Tickets as the UK’s leading gateway for secure ticket sales for South Asian events, and will grow its offering to customers, under

LycaRadio plans to grow the service and current Chilli Tickets Account Manager, Ricky Hamilton, will be joining LycaRadio to help drive forward the development of the Chilli Tickets business.

Prem Sivasamy, Deputy Chairman of Lyca Group, commented: “We are delighted to announce that LycaRadio has purchased the business and operations of Chilli Tickets. This is an exciting new venture for us into the South Asian events market, bringing our extensive customer base access to over 300 unmissable events a year. This development further demonstrates Lyca Group’s commitment to making it easier for our customers to connect with their communities, whether that’s at a classic Bollywood concert or an Asian dating event.”

Pali Banwait founded Chilli Tickets in 2006 and currently serves as Director and will support the transition. Banwait said: “It’s been exciting to see what began as a humble project between friends grow and develop to the level it is now at. I’m very much looking forward to the business’s future under LycaRadio, whose span and manpower means it now has the opportunity to fulfil its potential and grow to the next level as the UK’s leading marketplace for South Asian events.”

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