Ticketmaster is closing Seatwave and Get Me In, its secondary ticketing services, in an attempt to stifle ticket tout activity.
The sites, which will be shut down in October, are often used by online sellers who bulk buy the excess tickets and sell them on for hiked up prices. Now, sellers will have to use Ticketmaster’s main website, which will ensure only the same price or less can be charged.
Andrew Parsons, head of Ticketmaster UK, said: “We know that fans are tired of seeing others snap up tickets just to resell for a profit on secondary websites, so we have taken action.
“Closing down our secondary sites and creating a ticket exchange on Ticketmaster has always been our long-term plan. Selling tickets through Ticketmaster is really simple: We do all the hard work and outline the maximum that can be charged for the ticket – and it doesn’t cost fans a penny to sell them.”