Danny Hannaford, most recently head of ticketing at UK promoter Global, will spearhead the first international launch of 2017 for the fast-expanding ethical resale site
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The Amsterdam-HQed 'fan-to-fan' resale platform will allow Irish fans to "buy tickets for their favourite events at fair prices" with the new country-specific site
By Jon Chapple on 20 Feb 2018
Dutch ethical secondary ticketing platform TicketSwap is to launch in the Republic of Ireland.
Amsterdam-based TicketSwap, which caps the price of resold tickets at 20% above face value, bills itself as “Europe’s largest fan-to-fan ticket resale platform”, with more than 2m users in 2017 (including the “magic number” of 100,000+ in both the UK and France).
The company, which recently celebrated its fifth birthday, is also exploring opportunities in America, and last year made its first transaction in US$.
“Irish fans deserve the chance to buy tickets for their favourite events at fair prices”
“Irish fans deserve the chance to buy tickets for their favourite events at fair prices,” TicketSwap CEO Hans Ober says in a statement. “We’ve specifically built our platform around a community of fans that want more freedom to sell their spare tickets directly to other fans, and also want the chance to buy tickets to sold out events without breaking the bank.
“Over five years, our platform has grown into the viable alternative to unsecured, informal sales and touting marketplaces across Europe. We are excited to launch our service in Ireland.”
Irish parliamentarians are set to vote imminently on whether to outlaw above-face value ticket resale, with government believed to be ready to give its backing to the proposal.
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