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Are music fans being ripped off?

We get the reaction from two different sides of the ticketing scandal story

  • 24/02/12
  • Adrian Larkin
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An investigation by Channel 4’s Dispatches last night claimed that gigs for bands like Coldplay and Take were being allocated by promoters to the site where fans think they are buying from other fans.

Going undercover journalists secretly filmed workers at Viagogo, one of the UK’s biggest ticket re-selling sites.

It is alleged that staff at the website compete directly with real fans to snap up tickets from ‘primary’ ticket sellers like Ticketmaster as soon as they are up for sale.

An application for an injunction was brought by Viagogo on the grounds of 'breach of confidence' and it was dismissed on all counts at the High Court.

Listen below to two interviews as Adrian Larkin gets reaction from Ed Parkinson, Director at Viagogo UK and MP Sharon Hodgson.

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Will the Government listen as Sharon Hodgson MP campaigns for a private members bill to put a cap on the amount tickets can be sold for?

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