Friday 23 March 2018

Stormzy lashes out at secondary ticketing sites as Irish and UK tour sells out within minutes


Sasha Brady

Stormzy is the latest musician to slam secondary ticketing websites for selling entry to his gigs at inflated prices, after his Irish and UK tour sold out within minutes on Thursday morning.

Ed Sheeran spoke out last week, joining other stars such as Pixies, Radiohead and Coldplay, who have recently attacked the third party resale rip-off.

The South London MC took to Twitter to vent his anger, writing: “F**k all these secondary ticket websites, please don’t buy tickets for more than face value. Sorry there isn’t more I can do, they’re c***s."

Disappointed fans vented their disgust at touts on Twitter after failing to get hold of tickets to his 17-date UK and Ireland tour, which were released on general sale 9am today.

The grime heavyweight is due to perform in Dublin's Olympia Theatre on March 29 and The Limelight in Belfast on March 31.

Such comments are putting pressure on the government to tackle ticket touting.

A number politicians recently said the law needs to be tightened to tackle touting following the outcry over U2 concert tickets which were offered for sale on secondary sites for multiple times their original value immediately after the gig sold out.

The proposed bill aims to prohibit the resale of tickets for concerts and sporting events for more than their face value.

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