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
FIFA Women’s World Cup Ticket Nightmares Continue
Soccer fans were fuming last month when ticket orders to the Women’s World Cup were split up, and now, the craziness has continued. When the tournament started this past weekend, more problems with FIFA’s ticketing service ensued. A day ahead of the match between France and South Korea on... Read more
Cricket World Cup Fans To Receive Refunds Following Long Queues
Cricket World Cup organizers are now offering refunds to fans who did not receive their tickets and had to wait in long queues ahead of the games this past weekend. Last week, fans took to social media to express their frustration since they had not received their tickets as... Read more
IOC Nominates Greek Official Despite Ties to London Ticketing Scam
Despite being linked to a black market ticket sales operation related to the 2012 London Olympics, Greek official Spyros Capralos has been nominated as a member by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), according to the Associated Press. IOC President Thomas Bach defended the selection of Capralos despite his ties... Read more
Spice Girls Fans Walk Out Of Concert Due To Poor Sound Quality
The Spice Girls shook their fanbase earlier this year with the announcement of a reunion tour. Yet, when the girls group kicked-off the outing in Dublin over the weekend, fans started to leave the stadium as they were unable to hear the performance correctly. Melanie Brown (Scary Spice), Emma... Read more
Festivalgoers Faced ‘Glitch’ During Monthly Isle of Wight Fest Payment
Some fans experienced problems with their monthly payments for the UK’s Isle of Wight festival earlier this week due to a Ticketmaster “system error.” A number of customer received an email claiming there had been a problem with their monthly payment plans, Ticketing Business News reports. These fans had... Read more
FIFA Sparks Outrage After Splitting Ticket Orders to Women’s World Cup
Tickets for June’s FIFA Women’s World Cup were released to fans who purchased them online on Monday. Unfortunately for some, the excitement of receiving tickets to see the best in the world play in France was followed immediately by anger – apparently many received tickets for their orders split... Read more
Madonna Rejects Calls To Cancel Upcoming Israel Show
Many artists have faced controversy for choosing to play in either Israel or Palestine due to the ongoing BDS movement, however, popstar Madonna has rejected calls to cancel her upcoming gig in Israel and is set to move forward with the show this weekend. The show is scheduled to... Read more
UK Fans Vent Anger at UEFA Champions, Europa League Tickets and Locations
Supporters of UK football outfits Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea have voiced their anger at paltry ticket allocations and travel difficulties following their team’s making it to the finals of the UEFA’s Champions (Tottenham vs. Liverpool) and Europa (Arsenal vs. Chelsea) finals in coming weeks. The Europa League final... Read more