We love supporting like minded people and communities who help Perth grow. Hullabaloo is no exception. This energetic annual swing dance festival draws hundreds of people from around the world to a 5 day festival celebrating  jazz music and dance from the 1930s and 40s. 2013 sees the tenth Hullabaloo Perth Lindy Exchange.




Fellow Clever Starfish and local swing dancing legend Trevor Hutchison has regularly volunteered his time to design and build the annual Hullabaloo website. This year Trevor took things to a new level and designed and built an amazing responsive WordPress website which folds down to suit mobile phone screens without compromising it’s beautiful typographical style.

Like any event based website, ticketing is a crucial component. In order to help Hullabaloo with this year’s ticketing, we were asked to develop a custom ticketing system which could manage the complexities of a dance festival without being difficult to operate and worked with WordPress. The system needed to do the most basic transactions, selling tickets to events BUT it also needed the ability to package groups of events for a discounted cost (passes), manage and balance workshop numbers according to lead and follower dancers, capture accommodation options for out-of-town visitors who need accommodation and sell festival products like a shop. All this wrapped up with one management and reporting console. Sheesh! Luckily we were up to the challenge.

With the aid of our oldest programming Starfish, Dave Ridgway, the result was a custom Tentacle based ticketing system which neatly integrated the WordPress site’s responsive styles.

We’re very proud of this ticketing system and also proud to support the 2013 Hullabaloo Perth Lindy Exchange.





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Launch Cake: Delicious Baked French Vanilla Cheesecake