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Sunday 28 May 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Ticketmaster

This year
# eurovision 2023
Fancy heading to the Eurovision in Liverpool? The scramble for tickets begins today
You must have a Ticketmaster UK account to purchase tickets and fans are encouraged to create their account in advance.
Last year
US Senate to hold committee hearing following Taylor Swift Ticketmaster chaos
Failures and delays on the Ticketmaster website that left fans unable to purchase tickets for the pop megastar’s tour.
# Bad Blood
Taylor Swift hits out at Ticketmaster over 'excruciating' US tour ticket sale chaos
Thousands of her fans were left unable to get tickets during presale earlier this week.
All time
# gigs
Ticketmaster to remove exclusivity clauses from contracts with venues after agreement with regulator
Ticketmaster denied breaching competition law arising from the CCPC’s investigation but has agreed to a number of measures.
# live events
Ticketmaster commits to addressing regulator concerns but denies breaching competition law as part of lengthy probe
In 2017, the CCPC began an investigation in relation to the ticket sales and the operation of ticketing services for live events.
# terms and conditions
Ticketmaster is no longer refunding fees on returns for rescheduled gig tickets
The terms and conditions have been updated since earlier this month.
# Coronavirus
US Ticketmaster changes refund policy for rescheduled events - but Ireland hasn't followed suit
Refunds are no longer allowed for rescheduled gigs in the USA.
# the explainer
The Explainer: Why was there such controversy over Lizzo’s ticket sales?
Why did Lizzo tickets sell out so fast – and what’s happening with ticket reselling legislation?
# Injuicestice
Fans criticise Ticketmaster over 'platinum' €140 tickets for Lizzo Dublin gig
Fans also questioned the service charges they had been asked to pay.
# feeling sad and low
Tickets for Spice Girls in Croke Park have SOLD OUT as fans vent anger online
The tickets went on sale at 9am this morning.
# westlife
Westlife fans are raging after losing out on tickets due to 'network error' this morning
‘My nerves are shot.’
# seatwave
Ticketmaster shuts down Seatwave as pressure mounts from new anti-tout law
The move comes after the much-anticipated ticket touting law was approved by Cabinet in July.
# Touting
Ticketmaster has no plans at present to introduce 'dynamic pricing' in Ireland
The company has started to roll out this system in the United States in a bid to tackle touting.
# Security
Ticketmaster warns Irish customers may have been affected by data breach
People who purchased, or attempted to purchase, tickets between February and 23 June 2018 could be at risk.
# it's only rock n roll
Fans warned about websites selling fake Rolling Stones tickets
You can’t always get what you want.
# Consumer protection
Google is cracking down on 'untrustworthy' ticket resellers
The tech company will require vendors to meet certain criteria to advertise on its platform.
# ticket touting
Irish U2 fans left disappointed as all Dublin tour dates sell out in under five minutes
Tickets for U2′s European sold out dates quickly appeared on Seatwave for up to triple the original price.
# damn
Minutes after Kendrick Lamar's Dublin gig sold out, tickets went on sale for twice the price
“It’s very clear that [ticket touting is] getting worse,” Dublin TD Noel Rock said.
# Irish Tour 2018
Six of Ed Sheeran's concerts sell out in under 8 hours
The English singer has seven Irish dates in Cork, Galway, Dublin and Belfast.
# ticket touting
Ticketmaster considering looking at people's social media before allowing them to buy tickets
Ticketmaster currently sells tickets for around 8,000 events in Ireland every year.
# Ticket Touts
Over '10,000 unscrupulous applications' made for free tickets to Manchester benefit gig
Ticketmaster said it was aiming to ensure that “opportunists and touts” do not get their hands on tickets for the gig.
# Maurice Quinlivan
Ticketmaster and Seatwave aren't happy with proposed new ticket touting law
The proposed new law will make it illegal to resale tickets for a profit of more than 10%.
# Live Aid
Live entertainment industry 'generates €1.7 billion and creates 11,000 jobs annually'
The report was based on sales by Ticketmaster Ireland over a 12-month period.
# Sold Out
Calls to fast-track anti-ticket touting law as U2 tickets sell for more than €1,000
Dublin North West TD Noel Rock said he would be raising the issue with Taoiseach Enda Kenny this afternoon.
# Bagpipes
A girl just accidentally spent €130 on 'Red Hot Chilli Pipers' tickets
An easy mistake to make.
# still haven't found
An American woman paid €1,800 for tickets for U2 in Dublin - and they never arrived
She also revealed she was getting over a heartbreak.
# booty-ful day
U2 tickets aren't on sale yet but they're ALREADY going for €1,000 online
The tickets are being sold on Ticketmaster-owned Seatwave for all four Dublin shows.
# worthless
Keep your wits about you - there are a LOT of counterfeit tickets to big events doing the rounds
Ticketmaster have warned music and sporting fans to be on the lookout.
# Ticketmaster
Here's what the panic for One Direction tickets was like around Ireland
A lot of mams and dads were heroes this morning.
# Hozier
Tickets for Hozier in Dublin are already selling for €400 online
There was an epic struggle for tickets this morning.
# bring your willies
Ticketmaster reminds those attending Electric Picnic to bring their 'willies'
Ah here.
# friends in no places
People are getting email reminders about the Garth Brooks concerts...
Seems no one at Ticketmaster thought to disable them. Oh dear.
# almost there
It's nearly over: almost half of Garth Brooks tickets refunded in a day
The end of the Croke Park concerts fiasco is nigh, folks…
# cashback
Here's what people are planning to do with their Garth Brooks money
It’s like free money!
# Big Money
Ticketmaster delaying refunds process as Garth Brooks situation 'still ongoing'
However the Environment Minister said he’s not going down the road of emergency legislation.
# in pieces
What do you do now if you have a Garth Brooks ticket?
Ticketmaster said it is going to be “unprecedented” to sort out the ticket refunds, while Moran & Bewley’s Hotels plan to refund pre-paid rooms.
# Squiggly Lines
Ticketmaster replaces Captcha for online sales
New security check system uses colour contrasts to make those ‘squiggly lines’ more easy to identify.
# prices in high places
Garth Brooks tickets going for as much as €300 online
Oh dear.
# in gifs
The heartbreaking reality of trying to buy Garth Brooks tickets online
As told through Ticketmaster GIFs…