Tag Archive: secondary ticketing agencies


Viagogo accused of “moral repugnance” after Ed Sheeran charity tickets appear on site with excessive mark up

Image: Ed Sheeran In what might be one of the most unsavoury developments in secondary ticketing yet, tickets for a sold-out charity concert Ed Sheeran will be performing at have appeared on re-sell websites for extortionate prices. Sheeran, who is no stranger to being targetted by touts, will be performing at the Royal Albert Hall…

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Ticket Touts Could Face Jail Time for Using ‘Bots’ to Bulk Buy Tickets

Photo: Theresa May As leading musicians get collectively angrier about the secondary ticketing market and its exploitation of genuine music fans, new government legislation, if passed, could mean that touts using online ‘bots’ to secure vast quantities of highly sought after tickets could face jail time as a consequence of their actions. Following recent outrage from acts like…

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Government Review of Secondary Ticketing Calls For Licencing and Greater Enforcement of CRA

On the back of growing public outcry over the extortionate reselling of gig tickets for bands like Radiohead and Adele, the government has just released an independent, 227 page review assessing the issues within the secondary ticketing market, detailing where touts and scalpers are causing the most damage, and what responsibilities secondary ticketing websites have…

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