A daily newspaper has celebrated a fresh victory in its campaign against ticket touting – but insists it will keep fighting against the practice.
The Daily Record’s two-year-old ‘Stub out the touts’ campaign aims to stop touting at concerts and big events, and has won the support of pop star Ed Sheeran.
Ticketing company Ticketmaster has now announced it is closing its secondary ticketing websites Seatwave and Get Me In in a bid to stop professional resellers from exploiting music fans.
The announcement provided a splash for the Glasgow-based Record on Tuesday.
An accompanying editorial states: “Goodbye and good riddance to the professional touts would be a tempting coda to the campaign but, really, this is just the beginning of the end.
“Unless other rogue sites are pressured by the power of the law to shut up shop then fans will still end up paying over the odds, well over the odds, for gigs.
“Companies like Viagogo and StubHub still tout tickets on an industrial scale and fans are well advised to stay clear of them, no matter how desperate they are to get to a gig.
“So the fight continues for fair prices and fair chances for genuine fans to experience the music.”