Music fans get a new Vibe

Lancashire-based Vibe Tickets has announced plans to launch a new music events and festivals ticket platform.

The business says it will “give fans more opportunities to see the artists they love” by increasing the supply of tickets.

And it says that the platform also has added features to increase transparency in ticketing.

In a statement announcing the launch Vibe, which is based in Lancaster, said: “For years, fans have been asking for a fairer ticketing industry.

“Not only is there a lack of transparency in supply when tickets go on general sale, but fans are often hit with extortionate fees to see their favourite artists.    

“Since 2015, Vibe Tickets has been working for a fairer and more transparent ticketing industry.”

Vibe says the new site – Vibetickets.co.uk – has been created using feedback from customers.

It added: “The new Vibe Tickets website has been built to make the process of buying a ticket on the resale market a positive experience for both buyer and seller.”   

Luke Massie, the Preston-born founder and chief executive of Vibe Tickets, said: ​“We have listened to what the fans actually want and have delivered.

“Vibe Tickets is all about getting fans to the gigs they love and we’re doing that by offering a free and transparent marketplace.”

Vibe says the new platform doesn’t charge music fans fees to buy or sell tickets and all sellers go through “a validation process” and have to agree to its code of conduct.  

They can search for tickets by typing in either artists names, venues, or dates, or a combination, and they will instantly see any tickets that match.

Vibe Tickets is part of the Vibe Group, which also includes VibePay.