Touts are rubbish. Having to pay extra for gig tickets is rubbish.
DICE, “the only place where fans can buy face value tickets to the best gigs, club nights and festivals with no booking fees,” has launched the Fan First ticketing campaign.
In essence, there’s a government meeting in a few weeks where they’ll look at the secondary ticketing market and you can have your say. (“It’s well rubbish.)
“Earlier this month the Department Of Culture, Media & Sport announced that Professor Michael Waterson will lead the review of the secondary ticketing market, as required by the Consumer Rights Act that was passed earlier this year.
“This is one of the few chances the public have to make themselves heard about institutionalised touting. The industry argues that secondary sites are a great example of free market capitalism, helping move tickets between fans, satisfying demand with supply. Music lovers (and it’s not just music, it’s theatre, sport and comedy fans too) routinely have to pay absurd prices to see the artists and musicians they love.
“Regulation will help make these sites fairer and more transparent. The consultation window is unusually short – the deadline for responses is 20th November 2015 – so we’re urging you to write to Government to make your voice heard.”