Monday 24 October 2016

Coldplay tickets going for €700 each

Coldplay star Chris Martin Picture: PA
Coldplay star Chris Martin Picture: PA

Tickets to see Coldplay's Croke Park gig are being sold for nearly €700 on a sister site of Ticketmaster Ireland.

Numerous Irish fans of the band were left disappointed after failing to get for the July 8 concert.

Complaints have been made about ticket website Seatwave, which is owned by Ticketmaster, facilitating the tickets being sold by touts at a huge mark-up within an hour of the concert going on sale.

Tickets sold on the site range in price from €350 for a standing ticket up to €695 for a ticket on the Hogan Stand's lower tier.

booking There is also an additional booking fee and Vat of approximately €102, bringing the total cost for one ticket up to nearly €800.

But a spokesman for Ticketmaster said that Seatwave does not sell the tickets directly to customers - they come from a third party and ticket-holders themselves set the price.

The site said it provided a "safe and secure method of resale of tickets for the sold-out event".

"With artists of this stature, demand often outstrips the supply of tickets," he said.

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