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Fanfair Alliance Release Educational Guide On Ticket Touts

Fanfair Alliance aim to encourage 'ethical resale'
Fanfair Alliance aim to encourage 'ethical resale'
A new guide that is backed by the likes of international heavy hitters Ed Sheeran, Radiohead, Royal Blood and Mark Knopfler is set to inform music fans of the pitfalls that may occur when purchasing tickets from online touts.

Published by FanFair Alliance, a campaign group that opposes large scale online ticket touting, the guide aims to outline a number of procedures that will help fans sidestep the ticket touts who look to gain profits from their secondary ticketing sites.

The guide comes to light only a week after the government accepted the recommendations of Professor Michael Waterson's review into secondary ticketing and published an ammendment to the Digital Economy Bill that explicitly prohibiting "bots" from acquiring and then reselling tickets.

Speaking on the matter,Fainfair Alliance's Adam Webb said:

"Fanfair has consulted widely to come up with 10 simple tips that aim to empower audiences and help them better navigate the ticket buying process. We want to help fans identify legitimate and authorised tickets agents, and to promote the concept of ethical resale- where ticket purchasers who can genuinely no longer attend a show have a safe and secure mechanism to sell their ticket on at face value. The vast majority of artists and music businesses are with us on this issue. "

With a vast amount of vocal support from artists and celebrities across the nation, the Fanfair Aliiance's guide received plenty of commendations online and in the press.

Praising the efforts of the organisation, Brighton rock duo Royal Blood stated:

"We want our fans to have a fair opportunity to buy tickets at face value. We applaud the work of The Fan Fair Alliance in their efforts to bring greater transparency to the murky world of ticket touting."

Not only has the guide garnered support from musicians, but MP's too. The guide is openly advocated by the likes of Nigel Adams and Sharon Hodgson who. To see the guide for yourself and to receive more information on ticket touting for yourself, please click here

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By Josh Hummerston

Posted on 21 Mar 2017 15:25 to category : Music News

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