Ed Sheeran promoters find solution to beat ticket scalpers

News 24/05/2017

Don't allow yourself to lose thousands in a ticket scam anymore.

Ed Sheeran's New Zealand tour promoters, Frontier Touring, have teamed up with agency Twickets to stop the sale of overpriced tickets on scam sites.

In a Facebook post today, they announced the official partnership will allow ticket holders, who can no longer attend a show, to sell tickets at the original sale price - and not resold at highly inflated rates.

"Twickets is a fan-to-fan ticket resale platform where the price of tickets is never more than the original face value," Frontier Touring posted.

"It was set up to counter the profiteering resale sites such as Viagogo, Stubhub and others which encourage ticket scalping."

Ed Sheeran's NZ concerts will be the first to launch on the fan-to-fan ticket resale platform soon.

While Twickets is a new service for Australia and New Zealand, the company has been running in the UK since 2011.

Ed Sheeran tickets are still available for Auckland's Monday show from Ticketmaster, but his other four shows in both Auckland and Dunedin are sold out.

Kiwis are being discouraged from using TradeMe, Viagogo or Facebook Marketplace to purchase concert tickets as they cannot control fake profiles using those platforms - where many buyers have been scammed with fake ticket offers.

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