SINGER Ed Sheeran is refusing to accept any tickets to his gigs that have been bought from touts (people who buy and sell tickets for a profit) or websites where tickets are resold, such as Viagogo.
Sheeran is taking a stand against resold tickets, which are often sold for much more than their original price. At his gigs in Manchester, the first dates in his UK tour, people with resold tickets were told that their tickets were not valid and offered the chance to buy new, valid tickets at their original price.
This left many fans angry and out of pocket. However, Sheeran has said that his “strong” approach on resold tickets would benefit fans in the long run as they won’t be paying more than they should for resold tickets. The star said: “We are just trying to make sure people don’t get ripped off.” More than 10,000 resold tickets for Ed Sheeran gigs will not be valid.
Sheeran said his team will help fans get a refund from Viagogo and other ticket websites.
Is it right to refuse gig tickets that have been resold?