The fight against ticket scalping has just picked up another ally in the form of New Year’s festival Field Day, who’ve just announced the launch of a formal resale facility.
Field Day, which is sold out, joins Splendour In The Grass as two of the few Aussie festivals with formal resale facilities, while fellow New Year’s gig Falls Festival sold out quick smart and had tickets being advertised for over $5,600 on sites like Viagogo shortly afterwards.
Today Field Day announced its own resale facility where tickets can only be bought and sold for their original price.
“Do not purchase via third party sites such as Viagogo, Ticketmaster Resale, Gumtree, Facebook or Ebay,” wrote organisers on the Field Day website.
“We receive many reports of fake and cancelled tickets being sold via these sites at grossly inflated prices only to be turned away at the gate.
FUZZY will continue to try and drive scalpers out of this industry and ensure our customers receive value for money and a ticket we will guarantee is 100% real.”
Earlier this month the NSW Government proposed reform to the state’s fair trading act to prevent tickets being bought at the original cost and sold on for a profit.
Back in May we also heard that the Victorian Government was beginning work to expand its anti-scalping laws to live music events.
While it may be some time before any potential legislation outlawing ticket scalping comes into place in Australia, Aussies do at least now have the option of hitting up new face-value resale site Twickets which launched in May, giving punters an alternative to Viagogo and Ticketmaster Resale.
If you can no longer attend Field Day or are still after a ticket, you can place your ticket or look for legitimate tickets to buy on the official resale site here.
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Field Day 2018
Monday, 1st January
The Domain, Sydney
Tickets: Official Website