Afrofuture Fest Causes Disrupt For Charging Ticket Prices Based On Race
Should race matter when buying tickets? Most people would be quick to say “absolutely not.” Yet, organizers of a music festival in a dominate-Black community in Detroit argue that it does. Afrofuture Fest, a small music festival slated to take place later this summer, made headlines after charging ticket... Read more
Island Used To Promote The Failed Fyre Fest Is Now On Sale
The private island in the Bahamas used to promote the infamous Fyre Festival, luring in thousands of eager concertgoers in 2017, is now up-for-grabs. Interested buyers can snatch up the 47-acre island for a whopping $11.8 million. Locally, the island is known as Saddleback Cay, and while Fyre Fest... Read more
Columbus Ticket Taxes Begin This Week Following Strong Opposition
Columbus eventgoers will see a raise in ticket prices this week, as the long-awaited 5 percent ticket taxes has been implemented. The ticket taxes, which were first proposed last November, will affect Columbus’ “arts, culture, entertainment, and professional sports events.” However, the fee does not apply to tickets that... Read more
Janelle Monae Fan Told Accessible Seating Is First-Come First-Serve
A Janelle Monae fan with a serious back condition bought a ticket to an upcoming show last year, making sure that she would be able to secure a seat. However, now, the venue claims that seats are “first-come, first-serve.” The concert is set to take place on July 4... Read more
Belgium’s VestiVille Turns Into ‘Fyre Fest 2’ Catastrophe
UPDATE as of Tuesday, July 2: Eventbrite Director of Communications Amanda Livingood reached out to TicketNews with a statement regarding refunds.  “We know that running a festival is demanding and that things can go wrong, but it should never have come to the scenes we had to witness on... Read more
Ticketmaster Settles Canada “Drip Pricing” Lawsuit for $4.5 Million
Canada’s Competition Bureau (CCB) says that Ticketmaster will pay $4.5 million in penalties to settle a case related to its online ticket sales operations, according to multiple outlets. The settlement involves a $4 million penalty, plus $500,000 in reimbursement for the costs related to the investigation. “The bureau expects... Read more
Judge Approves St. Louis Rams PSL Settlement Up To $24M
St. Louis personal seat license (PSL) holders, who were screwed over when the Rams moved to Los Angeles after already purchasing 30-year licenses, will now receive the refunds they hoped for. Back in 2016, fans who purchased PSLs to see games at St. Louis’ Dome at America’s Center filed... Read more
Property Developer Nick Candy Invests £2 Million In Vibe Tickets
Nick Candy, a billionaire British property developer known for Candy Ventures, has invested £2 million in Vibe Tickets, acquiring a 23 percent stake in Vibe Group. Candy is funding his investment in Vibe through his private fund Candy Ventures, IQ Mag reports, making himself a minority shareholder. Luke Massie,... Read more
Live Nation To Buy Out Bonnaroo Co-Founder Superfly Entertainment
Concert promoter Live Nation has reportedly made a move to buy out Bonnaroo festival’s co-founder Superfly Entertainment. While Live Nation previously purchased a controlling interest in the Tennessee-based festival back in 2015, the company is planning to exercise a buyout clause in its agreement with Superfly to buy the... Read more
Woodstock 50 Organizers Apply For New Venue In New York
Woodstock 50 isn’t called-off just yet. While organizers lost their original venue in Watkins Glen after failing to make a final payment, the festival reportedly applied for a new venue in Oneida County. “Woodstock 50 is proceeding with the planning of the festival and looks forward to holding the... Read more