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Four new ticket agencies get behind FanFair

See Tickets, Gigantic, Skiddle and The Ticket Factory have signed FanFair Alliance's declaration against "industrial-scale online ticket touting"

By IQ on 19 Dec 2016

Stuart Cain, The Ticket Factory, FanFair Alliance declaration

Stuart Cain, MD of The Ticket Factory, which has signed FanFair's declaration


British ticket agencies See Tickets, Gigantic, Skiddle and The Ticket Factory have signed the FanFair Alliance’s declaration against online ticket touts.

They join fellow ticketers WeGotTickets, Scarlet Mist, Twickets, The Ticket Fairy, Songkick, Active Ticketing and a range of promoters, managers, agents and industry groups in pledging their opposition to “industrial-scale online ticket touting” in the UK.

Adam Webb, campaign manager for the group, which launched in July, says: “There is a clear trend emerging between those who want to tackle industrial-scale touting and those who profit from it, and we are delighted that Gigantic, See Tickets, Skiddle and The Ticket Factory have signed the FanFair Declaration. We will be encouraging more to come onboard in 2017.

“There is a clear trend emerging between those who want to tackle industrial-scale touting and those who profit from it”

“Working together, and with the right political support, our goal is to help recalibrate the ticketing market to make it fairer and more transparent to fans.”

FanFair produced #ToutsOut, a 24-page guide for managers and artists advising how to minimise resale of tickets, in September; a similar guide for consumers is planned for early 2017.

 


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