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FAC board endorses anti-secondary ticketing charter

By | Published on Friday 14 December 2012


The board members of the Featured Artists Coalition have all put their names to the previously reported Fair Ticketing Charter, penned by the Association Of Independent Festivals earlier this year, which sees its signatories officially criticise the secondary ticketing market, pledge to do what they can to ensure tickets to events they are involved in get to genuine fans at face value, support in principle legislation to curtail the ticket touting sector, and call on fans to boycott resale sites.

FAC’s endorsement of the Charter means fourteen more artists are now signed up, including Sandie Shaw, Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Mark Kelly (Marillion), Hal Ritson (The Young Punx), Crispin Hunt, Annie Lennox, Rumer, Lucy Pullin (The Fire Escapes), Chris Difford (Squeeze), Howard Jones, Fran Healy (Travis), Dave Rowntree (Blur), Kate Nash and Master Shortie.

Confirming that the FAC members were joining the consortium of promoters, agents, managers, artists and other industry types who signed the Charter in October, AIF co-founder Ben Turner told CMU: “AIF is delighted to see large parts of the live industry and now the artist community backing our Charter. It is time the music business stands united on this issue and this huge statement from FAC is a massive boost to the millions of music fans out there who are being misled by many promoters from around the world”.