This Mumford & Sons article was written by Suzanne Oswald, a GIGsoup contributor.
Mumford & Sons have made an impassioned plea to their fans to help stop ticket touts.
In a letter published on their website, which was co-signed by all four members of the bands along with their manager Adam Tudhope, they have encouraged fans to provide evidence to the independent Parliamentary Review into secondary ticketing. They visited the UK’s Department of Culture, Music and Sport last week to discuss the problem with Professor Watson, who is conducting the review.
Over the years, the band have done their best to ‘beat the touts’, by choosing their own ticket companies, holding back tickets, using ticket lottery systems and even going through orders individually. However, having just finished their UK tour in Glasgow on Monday, they say that ‘6,000 tickets were available on secondary ticket platforms’.
Furthermore, they have implored the importance of using face-value-only secondary sites such as Twickets and ScarletMist as they want to ensure that only real fans get their hands on tickets.