Touts charge 3 times ticket prices for kids’ charity gigs
GREEDY touts are ripping off teens and their parents heading to a charity Christmas ball for needy kids.
They bought thousands of tickets to the sell-out Jingle Bell Ball at London’s O2 arena next month.
One well-known tout, banned from illegal sales, is using website StubHub to demand £1,000 for six tickets, that cost just £57.50 each.
The two days of gigs, star- ring Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift and Rita Ora is run by radio giant Global, which owns Capital, Heart, and Smooth, in aid of its charity Make Some Noise which helps disadvantaged children. So far it has helped raise more than £3.5million. MP Sharon Hodgson, who backs the Sunday Mirror campaign to ban touts, said: “It’s shameful that touts are profiting off money being raised for important charity causes.”