Ticket prices

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The Cure’s Robert Smith convinces Ticketmaster to refund ‘unduly high’ fees after fan anger
Ticketing giant will refund $10 to fans who bought cheapest tickets on the band’s US tour, and $5 to everyone else after frontman asks for an explanation

Sian Cain

17, Mar, 2023 @3:58 AM

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The Cure: Robert Smith tells fans he is ‘sickened’ by Ticketmaster fees as US tour goes on sale
The frontman said that artists had no way to limit the ticketing giant’s fees but his band had declined to participate in the ‘greedy scam’ of dynamic pricing

Laura Snapes

16, Mar, 2023 @11:31 AM

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I missed Abba Voyage but I can’t make an insurance claim
After paying £384 for tickets, including cover, we were unable to go because we had Covid

Zoe Wood

07, Mar, 2023 @7:24 AM

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The K-pop festival organiser totally changed the lineup. I want a refund
When firms refuse to engage with refund requests it’s best to either file a small claims case or contact your bank

Miles Brignall

13, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Bruce Springsteen fanzine Backstreets to shut down over ticket prices
Publisher says staff was ‘dispirited’ and that readers and fans feel let down as ticket prices went as high as $4,000-$5,000 for shows

Samira Asma-Sadeque in New York

05, Feb, 2023 @5:01 PM

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Touts jailed for fraud over ticket reselling ordered to pay £6.2m
Peter Hunter and David Smith jailed in 2020 in first successful prosecution related to large-scale ticket fraud

Jasper Jolly

14, Dec, 2022 @2:52 PM

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Taylor Swift fans sue Ticketmaster over tour sale debacle
Lawsuit claims ‘millions of fans waited up to eight hours and were unable to purchase tickets as a result of insufficient ticket releases’

Laura Snapes

05, Dec, 2022 @10:47 AM

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Taylor Swift slams Ticketmaster over ‘excruciating’ ticket debacle
Singer addresses outrage over delays, sky-high prices and glitches as the US justice department investigates the live music company

Adrian Horton

19, Nov, 2022 @6:28 AM

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Taylor Swift tour tickets listed for as much as $22,000 as Ticketmaster crashes
Millions of fans try to snap up presale tickets to singer’s 2023 Eras tour in the US, with Ticketmaster’s website facing ‘historically unprecedented demand’

Sian Cain and agencies

16, Nov, 2022 @1:04 AM

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My Commonwealth Games £440 tickets may prove worthless
Because of family commitments we can’t go, but the official resale website is closed

Zoe Wood

01, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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How to save on going out for meals and shows
From a trip to the cinema, pub or restaurant to a family day out, there are lots of ways to cut costs

Jess Clark

19, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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UK summer music festivals forced to close as cost of living crisis hits home
Flatlining ticket sales and rising production outgoings have led to many events being postponed

Tess Reidy

04, Jun, 2022 @2:00 PM

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