Coldplay S’pore concert organiser looking to bar those who bought resale tickets

Concert organiser to demand reselling sites to remove listings for Coldplay tickets.

Belmont Lay | November 18, 2016 @ 03:41 pm

Live Nation Lushington has said it is going to reach out to reselling platforms such as Carousell to demand that they remove listings for Coldplay concert tickets, The Straits Times reported.

The concert organiser is also prepared to bar people with resale tickets from entering the concert grounds.

However, they did not elaborate on how it intends to enforce this barring measure.

This was after some 12,000 pre-sale tickets for Coldplay’s A Head Full Of Dreams concert in Singapore on April 1, 2017, were sold out in just one hour after going on sale at 10am on Thursday, Nov. 17, with a handful of tickets finding its way onto the black market.

The pre-sale for Citibank cardholders was intended to run from Thursday to Saturday, Nov. 19.

However, within 30 minutes of going on sale on Thursday, 80 percent of the allocated tickets had sold out.

About 24,000 to 28,000 tickets are currently left for the next two sale periods.

Presale tickets for subscribers to the Live Nation Lushington mailing list will go on sale on Sunday, Nov. 20 from 10am to 11.59pm.

Public sales will go on as planned on Monday, Nov. 21 at 10am.

Some 12,000 to 14,000 tickets will be available on each of those two days, across all ticket categories.

Another 10,000 tickets might be released after that, depending on the production and layout of the concert venue.

Tickets range from S$78 to S$298 via Sports Hub Tix.

 

Related article:

Coldplay S’pore concert tickets resold on Carousell 2 hours after pre-sale started for Citibank cardholders

 

Top photo via Coldplay

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