Robbie Williams and the Secondary Ticketing Scandal




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“The revelations in the Victoria Derbyshire exclusive investigation into tickets for Robbie Williams’s upcoming tour going straight up on the secondary market is damning proof that fans are continuing to be ripped off in this broken market and action must be taken to end this,” MP Sharon Hodgson, Labour co-chair of the all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on ticket abuse, tells Newsweek in a statement.

“For a number of years now, the APPG on Ticket Abuse has called for promoters and managers to be more transparent around their involvement with secondary ticketing platforms and the need for the circumventing of the primary market and inflating ticket prices before they can even be sold directly to genuine fans to be addressed.

 

 

British singer Robbie Williams’s management has been accused of distributing tickets directly onto secondary ticket websites at a 40 percent increase on their value. “Platinum” tier tickets for the star’s Manchester stadium show on June 2 are being sold for £160 before fees on sites such as Get Me In and Seatwave, according to an investigation…

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