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Viagogo sues Ed Sheeran's promoter in fraud claim

Ed Sheeran performs at the BBC's Biggest Weekend

Ed Sheeran’s promoter is being sued by way of price tag reseller Viagogo for allegedly defrauding track fanatics.

Viagogo claims that Stuart Galbraith’s company, Kilimanjaro Reside, arrange pretend Viagogo stalls all the way through Mr Sheeran’s 2017 excursion the place it voided authentic tickets and instructed fanatics to shop for new ones.

Mr Galbraith was once unavailable for remark.

Viagogo’s transfer is the newest in an extended working feud between artists and their promoters and price tag resellers.

Mr Sheeran himself has been vocal in criticising secondary ticketing websites for snapping up hundreds of tickets simplest to resell them above their face price.

Viagogo claims that by way of “confiscating their unique tickets” purchased on its web site and forcing fanatics to shop for new ones, Mr Galbraith was once “paid two times by way of every of those consumers, fraudulently pocketing thousands and thousands of kilos in double earnings for a similar seat”.

‘Photographic proof’

In its lawsuit, Viagogo claims there was a much wider dispute with Mr Galbraith.

The reseller alleges that “till lately”, Mr Galbraith often used Viagogo to “promote hundreds of tickets to a variety of his artists’ occasions, probably with out their wisdom given his public stance towards price tag resale”.

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Stuart Galbraith additionally promotes the Purple Sizzling Chilli Peppers

It claims that following a dispute over his request for most well-liked phrases, Mr Galbraith threatened to make use of his artists, equivalent to Mr Sheeran and the Purple Sizzling Chili Peppers to place force at the corporate.

Viagogo mentioned it has photographic and filmed proof to beef up its claims.

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