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Eden Project defends most expensive concert pricing in its history

The Eden Project in Cornwall has defended its pricing of Diana Ross tickets after several people lashed out at the near £100 price tag.

Fans have been up in arms about the most expensive Eden Sessions ticket in its 19-year history, describing the £90 ticket and £9 booking fee as “disgusting,”

One person said on Twitter: “Honestly, who the f*** is going to pay £99 to watch Diana Ross? Surely Eden (is) winding everyone up with this announcement?”

The Eden Sessions, which is run by AEG Presents, are a series of live music festivals held in the summer in the Eden Project, an eco-friendly visitor attraction that is dominated by two huge enclosures consisting of adjoining domes that house thousands of plant species.

Tickets for past Eden Sessions have been around the £65 mark to see performers such as Nile Rodgers and CHIC, as well as Bryan Adams, Lionel Richie and Elton John, among many other big names.

A spokesperson for the Eden Project defended its pricing strategy to Cornwall Live: “Our ticket price reflects the fact that we are welcoming one of the most successful artists of all time.

“We have seen some negative comments about the ticket price. We believe our price is fair, given the status of the artist, and is much less expensive than average arena prices at other much larger venues.

“Because we are a long way from big centres of population, it is not easy to attract world-class talents to Cornwall but we will continue to do so.

“We are heartened to see that positive responses to our announcement massively outweigh the negative as we look forward to what promises to be one of the greatest concerts ever at Eden.”

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