Monday 13 August 2018 / 9:06 AM Culture / Tom Watson

Ticketmasters’ move to close down their secondary platforms is a welcome move – Watson

Tom Watson MP, Labour’s Shadow Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, responding to the news that Ticketmaster are shutting down secondary ticketing sites GetMeIn and Seatwave, to be replaced with face value ticket exchanges, said:

“Ticketmasters’ move to close down their secondary platforms, Seatwave and GET ME IN and concentrate re-sale efforts on their primary site is a welcome move.

“By ensuring that real fans can legitimately and securely resell a ticket, they have put the interests of artists and fans above the touts.

“Labour hopes that other primary ticket providers will follow suit and tell the touts that their time is up.”