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Why are bands and concert promoters whacking up ticket prices?

The war against ticket touts and secondary ticketing sites trying to charge fans a small mortgage to get into a gig has been well documented in recent years. But just lately, legitimate promoters and artists have started hiking their ticket prices up unchallenged. We speak to fans and experts in the live industry.

Roger Daltrey of the Who performs on stage at Seaclose Park on June 11, 2016 in Newport, Isle of Wight

When The Who recently announced a one-off concert at Wembley Stadium with the Kaiser Chiefs and Eddie Vedder supporting, many fans were left reeling when they discovered even the nose bleed seats were nearly £80 while the best seats on the pitch were over £200 a pop. One fan wrote: “The Who charging circa £230 […]

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