Two major music venues in the Scottish city of Glasgow have aired their support for a campaign to change the laws regarding the resale of concert tickets.
More than 40,000 people have signed an online petition in the UK calling on the government to take action over the issue, which is forcing fans that miss out on tickets in the initial sale process to turn to resale websites and, in some cases, pay significantly inflated prices.
The ongoing campaign has drawn support from various sectors and now both the Barrowlands Ballroom and SSE Hydro (pictured) have joined the cause, urging more people to sign the petition.
According to Glasgow-based newspaper the Evening Times, a spokeswoman for the SEC campus, which includes the Armadillo, SECC and the Hydro, said: “We firmly believe that true fans should get fair access to tickets at reasonable prices when they first go on sale so it sits uncomfortably with us knowing that some customers are faced with the prospect of ticket prices that are over-inflated by professional touts taking advantage of the market.
“Our partnership with Ticketmaster recognises the need to give customers an informed choice and opportunity to purchase tickets in a safe, and transparent way when the primary supply is no longer an option.
“GET ME IN! is a secure resale marketplace where the ticket seller sets the price and other fans can choose whether or not they wish to purchase, safe in the knowledge that the tickets are guaranteed.”