Organisers of the Wireless Festival knew ‘for months’ that one of its headline acts wasn’t going to make the event last weekend. Have you ever suffered a last-minute artist cancellation?
Break out the strawberries and cream, it’s day one of the British institution that is Wimbledon. Tempted to head to The Championships this year? Don’t get caught out by unauthorised tickets.
Today’s FA Cup final between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley comes with a depressing footnote – some fans will pay the highest official ticket price in history for an English domestic football match: £145. Why are the tickets so extortionate?
Too many music fans are forced to use secondary ticket sites to get gig tickets, with no real picture of who they’re buying them from. Trading Standards wants to know if this has happened to you as it works to clean up the market.
The Competition and Markets Authority is working to ensure fans who buy secondary tickets aren’t left out in the cold. But event organisers have a role to play too – and the regulator wants to hear your views on what that role should be…
The regulator has announced it’s taking enforcement action against ticketing companies who aren’t following the rules. But will this finally fix the ticket resale market for genuine fans?
Tickets for an outdoor concert, which included food hampers, failed to make clear when the hampers would be available for collection. This led to a Which? member missing out. So what can you do when something you buy comes with misleading information? (more on
With our latest investigation into the ticket resale market showing that as many as a quarter of tickets for popular music, theatre and sporting events find their way onto the secondary ticketing sites, we want more transparency and action against those who don’t play by the rules.
Buying tickets? Well the days of waiting outside box offices or dispatching self-addressed envelopes are long gone. Adam Webb, of FanFair Alliance, joins us as a guest to explain why things haven’t necessarily changed for the good.
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Being a ticketless fan for an in-demand event is never much fun, but those lucky few may find tickets available on a resale site. So what happens when fans are also let down by the resale sites? Disappointed rugby fan Lucy Lovell joins us to share her story…
Next weekend, Glasgow will host over 15,000 music fans at BBC 6 Music Festival – but how many are at risk of being turned away on the night?
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Frustrated fans struggling with secondary ticketing is not a particularly new issue, but the problem seems to be escalating. So what’s being done about it?
Which? is warning anyone planning a trip to the Rio Olympics to be aware of suspicious sites selling tickets to the games. Would you know what to look out for?
With Euro 2016 about to kick off, it’s not just the performance of England, Wales and Northern Ireland on the pitch that risks leaving fans disappointed. (more…)