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Viagogo refutes artistes’ criticism

World News
December 21, 2018
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Controversial resale website Viagogo has come out fighting after being branded “disgraceful and disruptive” by artistes, as part of an anti-ticket touting campaign.

Gang Of Youths issued a statement on Facebook calling for the Swiss-based company to be “eradicated from Australia”.

“As many of you have encountered through your businesses – and I’m sure personally through friends and family, Viagogo has become one of the most disgraceful and disruptive scams our live industry has faced in recent years.”

But Viagogo, in a statement to the Music Feeds website, defended their business practices. “Viagogo provides a platform for third party sellers to sell tickets to event goers,” says the company.

The campaign is part of a Labor Party initiative to prevent Viagogo from operating in the country and has gained support from artistes such as Tash Sultana and Amy Shark.

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