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Big Concerts and Discovery partner to bring South Africa exclusive access to music and events

Press Release   •   Oct 25, 2016 07:15 GMT

Big Concerts and Discovery partner to bring South Africa exclusive access to music and events

Discovery Card holders can purchase Big Concerts tickets 48 Hours before anyone else

Johannesburg, Oct 25, 2016 – Discovery and Big Concerts today announced a strategic alliance, with Discovery Card becoming the official credit card partner of Big Concerts, South Africa’s leading concert promoter and a part of Live Nation Entertainment, with the goal of connecting fans to their favourite global artists and driving growth of international live touring in South Africa.

This partnership offers Discovery Card holders exclusive pre-sale access to the best live entertainment 48 hours before anyone else, as well as other unique benefits. UB40, The Lumineers, and Blue Man Group are currently on offer, and many more stadium, arena, theatre and sport entertainment tours will be available soon. The partnership will also give Discovery presenting rights at select premium stadium music tours per year through 2019.

In February of this year, Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, expanded its global footprint into a new continent by acquiring a controlling interest in Big Concerts, the leading live entertainment promoter in South Africa. Live Nation currently operates in 40 countries worldwide, hosting nearly 70 million fans at more than 25,000 events globally.

“This exciting partnership with Big Concerts is unlike anything else in the country, and provides our cardholders with unprecedented access to the best artists and events from around the world when they perform in South Africa,” said Shrey Viranna, CEO of Discovery Vitality and DiscoveryCard. “Discovery is always looking for new ways to reward our members and attract new clients, and as the official partner to Big Concerts we can offer exclusive perks not found anywhere else.”

We're very happy to announce Discovery Card as the official card partner to Big Concerts International, and welcome them into the world of live entertainment,” said CEO of Big Concerts Justin van Wyk.“As a part of Live Nation, Big Concerts has access to premium concerts and events at an unmatched scale, and we look forward to bringing this world-class entertainment to even more South Africans through our partnership with Discovery.”

Card holders can buy tickets to shows and events 48 hours before anyone else through an exclusive booking platform on www.discovery.co.za. To find out more go to: https://www.discovery.co.za/portal/individual/card-partner-big-concerts

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com

About Big Concerts

Big Concerts was founded by Attie Van Wyk in 1989 and since then has produced more than 1.800 shows with over 400 international artists. Big Concerts conducts business in the promotion of live entertainment events, merchandising, sponsorship, corporate and private events, concessions, hospitality and venue management. Visit www.bigconcerts.co.za for more info.

About Discovery

Discovery Limited is a South African-founded financial services organisation that operates in the healthcare, life assurance, short-term insurance, savings and investment products and wellness markets. Founded in 1992, Discovery was guided by a clear core purpose – to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. Underpinning this core purpose is the belief that through innovation, Discovery can be a powerful market disruptor.

The company, with headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, has expanded its operations globally and currently serves over 5 million clients across South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Singapore and Australia. Discovery recently partnered with Generali, a leading insurer in Europe, and announced a new partnership with Fortune 500 group Sumitomo in Japan. These new partnerships will bring Discovery’s shared-value business model to protection industries in Europe and Japan.

Vitality, Discovery’s wellness programme, is the world’s largest scientific, incentive-based wellness solution for individuals and corporates. The global Vitality membership base now exceeds three million lives in five markets.

Discovery is an authorised financial services provider and trades under the code “DSY” on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange.

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About Discovery Limited

Discovery Limited is a South African-founded financial services organisation that operates in the healthcare, life assurance, short-term insurance, savings and investment products and wellness markets. Founded in 1992, Discovery was guided by a clear core purpose – to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. Underpinning this core purpose is the belief that through innovation, Discovery can be a powerful market disruptor.

The company, with headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, has expanded its operations globally and currently serves over 5 million clients across South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Singapore and Australia. Discovery recently partnered with Generali, a leading insurer in Europe, and has partnered with John Hancock in the US. These new partnerships will bring Discovery’s shared-value business model to protection industries in Europe and the US.

Vitality, Discovery’s wellness programme, is the world’s largest scientific, incentive-based wellness solution for individuals and corporates. The global Vitality membership base now exceeds three million lives in five markets.

Discovery is an authorised financial services provider and trades under the code “DSY” on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange. 

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