Concerns raised over ticket scalping for City of Wanneroo Presents free Birds of Tokyo concert

Birds of Tokyo front man Ian Kenny.
Birds of Tokyo front man Ian Kenny.

A FREE concert in Wanneroo is causing concern after ticket scalping was discovered.

A Gumtree user advertised a ticket to the City of Wanneroo Presents concert headlined by Birds of Tokyo for sale for $50.

Residents had expressed frustration at missing out on the November 4 event after all 12,000 tickets were allocated in one hour and 20 minutes.

The City was alerted to the attempted re-selling and posted on its Facebook page on Sunday that it was “deeply disappointed”.

“Relevant authorities have been notified and we encourage people to continue to report any further cases of tickets being sold on forums such as Gumtree and Facebook,” it said.

“The ticket issuing system allows for ticket bearers to be cross-matched with local addresses.

“Any attempt to enter the event with a ‘scalped’ ticket will be identified and entry will not be permitted.”

A City spokeswoman said the post had been removed by the seller.

Ticketholders will have their identification checked upon entry to the Wanneroo Showground concert to ensure they are a City resident.

Tickets are non-transferrable and guests of the ticket purchaser must arrive together.

How tickets were allocated

  • The City released 12,000 tickets at 9am on October 2 via its website
  • Residents could select up to four adult tickets and unlimited tickets for children under 12 per email address
  • Postcode and address had to be entered
  • Ticketholders will need to present their tickets and identification at the gate proving they are a City resident

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