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Amazon Tickets offers pre-sale privileges to Prime members

Amazon Tickets is to offer the online giant’s Prime members pre-sale access to its range of concerts and shows.

The company said its Prime subscribers – who pay £7.99 per month or £79 annually – will have exclusive access to pre-sale tickets to music, theatre and family concerts and shows throughout the UK, enabling members to purchase tickets at least 24 hours before they go on sale to the general public.

Amazon Tickets said thousands of tickets will be available for pre-sale exclusively for Prime members from tomorrow (Thursday) including UK concert tours by ABC, Art Garfunkel, The Darkness, KC & The Sunshine Band and Sparks.

The company has also announced that Prime members now have exclusive access to purchase tickets for luxury Amazon lounges at The O2 and The SSE Arena, Wembley. In addition, acts such as The Killers, Justin Bieber and Kings of Leon are performing at summer festivals such as Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park where Prime members can access tickets to new premium entertainment experiences.

“Enhanced live entertainment experiences are a fantastic addition to Amazon Prime in the UK, which already offers members great value with fast delivery, streaming of movies, TV and music, and lots more,” said Geraldine Wilson, general manager of Amazon Tickets.

“We’re always looking to add to Amazon Prime, and we’re delighted to give our members exclusive access to tickets to our new Amazon lounges, premium seating and pre-sales for live music and entertainment experiences across the UK.”

Amazon Prime has at least 69 million members worldwide according to a note published last year by Bernstein analysts.

Amazon Tickets was launched in the UK in 2015 and last year said it wants to become “the world’s premier destination for purchasing tickets”. It has recently placed a number of senior executives, including director (tickets) Lawrence Peryer, to be based at the company’s headquarters in Seattle ahead of its planned US launch.