Mumford & Sons are the latest artist to stick their heads above the parapet and criticise the secondary ticketing market, with a blog post on their website.
It was sparked by the fact that around 6k tickets for the band’s recent tour were available on secondary services.
“People may argue that those tickets have already been sold and we’re getting the money anyway. But that’s not how we see it. We want fans of the band to be able to get into our shows for the right price, to feel that they’ve got value for money,” wrote the Mumfords.
“We want every seat in a sold out show to be filled with a fan. Why do we care so much? Because it’s not right, it hurts our fans and it’s a problem for all artists.”
The band are encouraging fans who are genuinely reselling tickets because they can’t attend to use face-value sites like Twickets and ScarletMist.
They’re also hoping fans will provide their views to the British government’s review of the secondary ticketing market, whose deadline appears to have been extended to 18 December.