As of today, there’s a new player in the Australian ticket resale market, and it’s hoping to help punters avoid greedy scalpers by allowing them to buy and sell tickets for their face-value (or less).
The UK-based Twickets service has just launched down under, and it’s already kicked off its Aussie existence by teaming up with Ed Sheeran to give his fans an alternative to controversial ticket resale sites like Viagogo and Ticketmaster Resale, which often attract scalped and overpriced tickets (and were recently referred to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission).
A bunch of other big names like Stormzy, Sigur Rós, Laura Marling and DJ Shadow are also partnering with Twickets for their upcoming shows, and the ticketing company will also be working closely with touring giant Frontier Touring, which will direct punters to the resale platform for its sold out shows.
“Partnering with Twickets to provide a service where real fans can sell unwanted tickets in a transparent and fair way removes all legitimacy from other resale sites,” says Frontier Touring COO Dion Brant.
Twickets promises to protect its users by guaranteeing against mis-selling and by charging a “fair” booking fee “in line with those of primary sites”. The service will also be releasing apps for iOS and Android in Australia in the coming weeks.
For more information about Twickets Australia, check out the video below or head to the official website.