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Twickets signed up by Unify festival in Australia

Twickets has continued its expansion in Australia after partnering with festival Unify 2018.

The Victoria event, which has officially sold out, notified fans via Facebook that the the Unify Twickets site, which goes live on Friday, will allow ticket-holders to resell their tickets, but only at cost price.

A 10-per-cent booking fee will be charged to the buyer. Users must have a PayPal account to sell, and buyers can purchase with all major debit and credit cards, as well as through PayPal.

Unify said Twickets will ensure that tickets are not resold at inflated prices, and can even be traded between two agreeing users.

A Unify statement read: “For those unaware with what Twickets is, it is a fan-to-fan ticket resale platform where the price of tickets is never more than the original face value. It was set up to counter the profiteering resale sites which encourage ticket scalping.

“If you do miss out on a ticket, do not pay exuberant prices for a re-sale. On Friday we will launch our Twickets site so everyone can re-sell tickets the right way. If you can no longer attend Unify 2018, please do not adhere to the notion of scalping as we may simply void the ticket if we see people sell them for expensive prices.”

Unify takes place in January at Tarwin Meadows, Victoria, and will feature the likes of Parkway Drive, Architects, The Amity Affliction and Hands Like Houses.

In May 2017, Twickets expanded to Australia in partnership with Ed Sheeran, who used his website and social media to direct fans to a specifically created landing page where fans could sign up for email alerts from Twickets once tickets became available. It is also set to go live in the US before the end of this year.

Earlier this month pop star Robbie Williams scrapped a pre-sale for his upcoming Australian tour in an effort to hinder touts.