Acast is launching a new program to help its podcasters put on live shows. It has entered a partnership with DICE to produce a run of events from late 2019 through 2020 in venues around London. Acast Live will feature shows curated from the company’s UK podcast network.
“Listening to podcasts is such an intimate activity, you feel like the hosts are your best friends so to suddenly see them on stage, surrounded by other like-minded friends, is such a brilliant experience,” said Sophie Herdman, Acast’s UK content director. “It’s this shared experience that brings the dedicated communities behind podcasts to life, and we’re always so impressed with the engaging, and often original, formats podcasters bring to their live performance. Acast Live is a brilliant way to allow even more shows to reach fans, and just one example of the added value we bring to our podcasters.”
“2019 is the year podcasts have gone stratospheric,” said Amy Oldham, UK MD at DICE. “Our fans (and team) can’t get enough of them so when the chance arose to create a live podcast series in partnership with the best in the business, we jumped at it.”