18 March, 2017

Great news music fans! MPs set to investigate ticket abuse

You may be interested to know that the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee is currently investigating the issue of ticket abuse. The inquiry will focus on ticket touting and the resale of tickets online via the secondary market.


The Committee is holding a public evidence session in Parliament at 10.30am on Tuesday 21 March. This session is a follow up to one held by the Committee in November 2016.

The Committee will consider the actions that the Government is proposing to take to tackle this problem, as well as its response to an independent report on the issue by Professor Michael Waterson.

This is great news for gig goers wanting to buy second-hand tickets, which most of the time are sold via secondary selling sites for a massively inflated price, with a lot more add-ons to mention too put on top of the sale, and will also help to combat the huge trade of ticket touts at our beloved music venues. Hopefully making both of these illegal.