A petition has been launched, calling for enforcement of the Consumer Rights Act to protect music, arts and sport fans from touts. You, the fans are being ripped-off by ticket resales and we are urging you to take a stand, putting some pressure on the government. A significant part of the secondary/resale ticketing market is rigged and manipulated for the benefit of a few, we are seeing a trend of industrial-scale abuse.
The petition is already being backed and signed by Scarlet Mist, eFestivals, Twickets, The Ticket Factory and many key players in the music industry including Independent festivals.
To add your name to the campaign – sign the petition here
At 10,000 signatures, government will respond to this petition
At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament
We know there’s a need for a secondary market, but the market is broken. There’s no transparency at the moment, and it’s this lack of transparency which leads to fans getting ripped off – whether that’s artificially high prices, or counterfeit tickets. To buy and sell tickets at face value try Scarlet Mist and Twickets
Tens of thousands of fans have been ripped off by people who exploit fair ticket prices via so-called ticket marketplaces. In many cases the intended audience is being priced out of the market altogether.
The consequence in many cases is that fans will attend fewer shows, meaning that the profits made by such immoral practice is also money lost from the industry. Funds that would otherwise be reinvested in future events. In other cases, artificial price inflation shuts out new generations of fans.
All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ticket Abuse is backed by Julian Wright & David Furnish, Rocket Music Entertainment (Elton John, The Strypes); Michael Eaton, Bushbranch (Eric Clapton); Jonathan Dickins, September Management (Adele, London Grammar, Jack Penate, Jamie T); Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland & Will Champion(Coldplay); Richard Griffiths, Harry Magee & Will Bloomfield, Modest! Management (One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer, Little Mix, Olly Murs, Cheryl); Tim Clark and David Enthoven, ie music (Robbie Williams, Passenger, Will Young, Lemar); Stuart Camp, Rocket Music Entertainment (Ed Sheeran); Ian McAndrew, Wildlife Entertainment (Arctic Monkeys, Royal Blood, The Last Shadow Puppets, Travis); Rod Smallwood, Phantom Music. (Iron Maiden); Adam Tudhope, Everybodys Management (Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling, Keane); Tony Smith, TSPM(Nick Mason, Genesis, Phil Collins); Chris Hufford & Bryce Edge, Courtyard Management(Radiohead, Gaz Coombes), Marcus Russell & Alec McKinley, Ignition Management (Noel Gallagher, Oasis, Catfish & The Bottlemen); Paul Loasby, One Fifteen (David Gilmour, Jools Holland); Ian Grenfell, Quietus Management (Chrissie Hynde, Suede, Simply Red, Simple Minds);Paul McDonald, Closer Artists (George Ezra, James Bay, James Morrison, John Newman); Jamie Oborne, All On Red (The 1975); Sam Eldridge, Urok (Jess Glynne, Plan B, Tom Odell, Mystery Jets); Niamh Byrne & Regine Moylett. Eleven Management (Blur, Gorillaz, The Clash, Kano, Jamie Hewlett, Spoek); Paul Crockford, Paul Crockford Management (Mark Knopfler); Stewart Young. Part Rock Management. (Foreigner, Zucchero, Emerson, Lake and Palmer); Craig Jennings, Matt Ash and Don Jenkins, Raw Power Management (Bullet for My Valentine, Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice and Men, Young Guns).
Mike Greek & Emma Banks. Creative Artists Agency; Neil Warnock & Geoff Meall. United Talent Agency; Jeff Craft, Ian Huffam, Martin Horne & Scott Thomas. X-ray Touring; Lucy Dickins, ITB; Charlie Myatt. 13 Artists; John Jackson, K2 Agency; Paul Boswell & James Alderman, Free Trade Agency; and agents at Primary Talent International, Coda Music Agency, Miracle Artists and Value Added Talent.