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.