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Why Do Concert And Festival Tickets Cost So Much?

In our Monday debate, we looked at the cost of going to concerts and festivals in Ireland. Why are t...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

6:25 PM - 11 Mar 2019



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

Why Do Concert And Festival Tickets Cost So Much?

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

6:25 PM - 11 Mar 2019

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In our Monday debate, we looked at the cost of going to concerts and festivals in Ireland.

Why are ticket prices here so high compared to other countries in Europe?

Are promoters ripping us off, or are they merely passing on their own high costs to us?

John O'Neil, CEO of Tickets.ie, Clare Daly, Independents 4 Change TD, Ros Madigan, editor of Goldenplec, and Colm Croffy, director of the Irish Festivals and Events Association, joined us to discuss this.

They also talked about possible solutions to the problem, and whether the answer is to focus on lowering the cost of face value tickets rather than introducing legislation to deal with touts.

Why Do Concert And Festival Tickets Cost So Much?

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