Charity Japan gig promoters criticise ticket resale

30/03/11

Beady Eye's Liam Gallagher

Promoters for a charity gig set up to raise money for victims of the Japanese tsunami have criticised websites for allowing people to resell tickets for profit.

SJM, who are organising the show with the British Red Cross, have branded the sites "highly distasteful".

The gig at London's Brixton Academy features Beady Eye and Primal Scream.

They said: "We strongly disapprove of profiteering from the misery and suffering of the people in Japan."

Tickets for the show taking place on Sunday 3 April are being sold for more than double their original value after they went on sale last Friday (25 March).

Primal Scream, Blur's Graham Coxon, Richard Ashcroft, Paul Weller and The Coral will play alongside Liam Gallagher's new band.

SJM said they had asked companies involved in the secondary/reselling ticket market to "delist the event".

"It is very disappointing that one secondary reseller and eBay continue to offer these charity fundraiser tickets," it added.