Bands Offer Teen Free Tickets For Life After He Eggs Controversial Australian Senator
Multiple artists are offering a teenager free concert tickets for life after he egged the controversial Australian senator Fraser Anning earlier this week. Anning sparked outrage when he blamed Muslim immigration for the shooting at a Christchurch mosque on Friday, noting that Muslim people were “not blameless.” Will Connolly,... Read more
Ticketmaster Expands General Admission Offering In NZ, Australia
Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment Company, has today announced the acquisition of Moshtix to service the growing general admission event markets in Australia and New Zealand. Formed in 2003, Moshtix has been delivering an innovative technology solution for general admission, self-service and white label solutions for event organisers. During... Read more
Florence and The Machine Fans Upset Over Poor Concert Organization
Thousands of fans lined up to see indie-rock band Florence and The Machine take over Botani Park in Adelaide on Wednesday, but due to poor planning at the venue, many concertgoers were unable to get the experience they paid for. The South Australian concert offered a special front-section ticket,... Read more
Australia Could Face A Country-Wide Ticket Resale Cap
Australia’s Labor Party has proposed a new law that would place a 10 percent cap on resale tickets online and ban bots. This law would essentially cover the administration of the resale and promoters would be unable to cancel resold tickets. The proposal also includes a ban on bots,... Read more
Wheelchair Concertgoer Demands More Inclusion In Australia
Buying a ticket to an event should be a seamless experience, but for disabled concertgoers, this is rarely the case. In Australia, wheelchair users struggle trying to buy tickets to a show and are often placed elsewhere from their companion. One advocate, Stephanie Travers, is trying to change the... Read more
Ticketek Launches Price-Capped Ticket Exchange System
The Australian-based ticketing company Ticketek announced plans to launch a price-capped ticket exchange system, Ticketek Marketplace, later this month. Ticketek Marketplace will cap resale tickets at 10 percent above face value. In order to guarantee that tickets are valid, the original ticket’s barcode will be cancelled and a new... Read more
Tickets Sell Out After Die-Hard Fans Camp Out For AFL Preliminary Finals
This morning, tickets went on sale for the football AFL Preliminary Finals in Australia, and fans were camping out days in advance to score seats. Friday will bring the highly-anticipated match between Richmond and Collingwood, followed by a game West Coast v. Melbourne on Saturday. The first night, 100,000... Read more
Jack Johnson, Ben Harper To Headline Byron Bay’s Bluesfest 2019
Australia’s Byron Bay Bluesfest will celebrate its 30-year anniversary, and has recently announced the first round of star-studded artists in the lineup. The festival, set to take place from April 18 through April 22, will feature Hawaiian legend Jack Johnson and folk artist Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals.... Read more
Dua Lipa Cancels Two Shows, Undergoes Emergency Dental Surgery
Pop-singer Dua Lipa has been supporting Bruno Mars on his latest tour in Australia, but had to cancel two concert dates due to emergency dental surgery. Lipa will not be performing at tonight’s (March 14) show as well as tomorrow’s (March 15) both in Brisbane. Originally, Lipa tweeted a... Read more
Ed Sheeran Sets Australian Sales Record With Tour
Red-headed pop superstar Ed Sherran has officially broken record sales in Australia; with over one million tickets sold, his 2018 tour has ranked the highest selling single tour in the country’s history. According to the numbers released by Frontier Touring, Sheeran has broken a 32-year old record set by... Read more