Should promoters do more to help with ticket scammers?

Hello <<First Name>>, we hope you are well! This week's Manifesto we are going to be discussing ticket scammers and the Astroworld tragedy.  

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Should Event Promoters do more to help with ticket scammers?

The event industry has boomed since the easing of restrictions which allowed festivals, sporting events and venues to reopen. 

Events have been selling out faster than ever. Micheal Rapino, CEO of Live Nation, confirmed that Reading & Leeds had sold 100,000 tickets in 72 hours, and that Creamfields had sold its entire 70,000 capacity out in just 48 hours.

With the demand for events higher than ever and consumers demand so high this has caused a rise in ticket scamming. In February 2021, Action Fraud received 216 reports of ticket fraud. This is a 62% increase on the previous month and the highest number of reports received since March 2020 when lockdown restrictions were first implemented. Victims reported losing £272,300 in February 2021 – an average loss of just over £1,260 per victim.

If you have tried to purchase tickets recently you may have noticed how fast events are selling out and if you have tried to purchase second hand tickets you may have seen how many scammers there are. 

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Event News!

At the time of publication at least 8 people have been killed and over 300 people injured at the 2021 Astroworld Festival held in the USA. There has been lots of speculation and rumours about this event and what really happened.

We've been analysing this event in detail and want to dive into the event management process to bring about the details and give an overview based on information reported by the various news outlets and anecdotal evidence and interviews from attendees who survived this tragedy.

This case study is not being written to slander or misrepresent any companies or individual involved with the festival. It has been created to shed light on the event management process of festivals and how this tragedy could have been avoided. 

More details for this case study will be released soon.

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