If there is one thing that we can all agree on, it is the sheer power of music. There is nothing better than going to a music event and watching your favorite artist do their thing.
However, as this latest research blog, The Cost Of Being A Music Superfan, revealed, it is not cheap to follow your favorite stars, especially if you are a fan of Drake!
There is money to be saved, though! Below, we are going to provide you with some top tips on how you can save money when going to see a live show.
1. Timing is key
Timing is everything when buying tickets online. Of course, the main aim is to be able to purchase tickets directly from the retailer in question when they go on sale. However, if you miss the boat and you need to use a resale site, patience is key. The closer you can leave it until the event date, the better, as there will be a number of people who are desperate to sell their tickets.
2. Join the artist’s newsletter/fan club
Most artists today have fan clubs where all members will get early access to event tickets with an exclusive presale code. It is not unusual for these fans to get discounts as well, so it certainly makes sense to sign-up for newsletters and get all of the latest information about your most-loved star’s shows.
3. Choose a seat with care
Your choice of seat will have a big impact on the price you pay for your ticket. For example, sitting in the first row of the upper tier is going to be much cheaper than sitting in the back row of the lower tier. However, in reality, the view you are going to get won’t be much different. There are a lot of helpful websites that enable you to see your view from a specific seat within an arena or stadium. Others who have been there before upload their photos so you can understand what your view is going to be like. It is always a good idea to take a look at these and check out the seating chart first so you can figure out which one will make the most sense from a financial and visibility perspective.
4. Beat the bots
Finally, there is nothing worse than trying to get tickets to an event only for it to be sold out within 10 minutes and hundreds of tickets to appear on resale sites at 10x the price. To beat the bots, use several devices to try and get tickets, and also make sure you get quick at filling in those CAPTCHA forms.
So there you have it: some of the different ways that you can save money if you are planning on watching a live show. We hope that the tips and ideas that we have provided you with above will help you to get the music tickets you are looking for at the cheapest possible price.