Are you always sitting in the nosebleed section of a concert or you do you try and buy event tickets to a festival and find they are all sold out? Here is a sure fire guide to buying the best concert seats in the house and not be left out in the cold.
Subscribe and save
Buying a subscription to frequently held events will ensure that you always have priority in regards to seat selection and you save on the regular price of tickets. Regular events and venues like The Sydney Symphony Orchestra, The Australian Ballet and sporting events like AFL teams all offer paid subscriptions. Your subscriber card will give you priority seating, exclusive offers and discounts.
Become a member of the fan club
Fan club members may sometimes be offered premium tickets or offered presale tickets. You may find that you have to be a member of the fan club for a certain amount of time or you may not be eligible or pay a membership fee. Popular Dublin band U2 offers a subscriber service on the U2 website for fans which gives them a chance to buy presale tickets, special offers and the latest information about tours.
Buy tickets with your credit card
Your credit company may have an association with ticketing venues which allows their customers to buy tickets at a discounted rate or have seat priority. Ticketek for example has exclusive offers for Visa cardholders. This may include access to presale and preferred tickets, box seats at select venues, premium seats, exclusive merchandise and a variety of unique VIP experiences. Check with your credit card company for more details.
Do an all-nighter
For popular concerts, devoted fans have been known to sleep at the ticket booking office and wait for the doors to open. Your best bet is to find a booking office that is located in a less populated area and bypass the crowds. This may be a better way than booking online as it will be easier to pick out your seats. Most online ticket outlets only offer pre-selected seats on a “best-available” basis, which may not be your preferred choice.
Buy tickets online
Specific venues, ticket agencies or promoters may sell tickets online. Subscribe to their newsletter for personal event preferences, exclusive member special offers and regular updates on upcoming events on sale. Ticketek offers a premium service called Privilege Club which costs $95 a year and an express booking line that jumps the queue. Benefits include priority access, VIP offers, waitlisting and offers to special packages.
Gone are the days where camping out in front of the ticketing office was the only option to secure good seats to shows, concerts and entertainment. The Internet has brought a realm of new opportunities so by signing up to venues, ticket agencies, promoters or fan club’s newsletters, you will be in the best position to find out about presale offers and secure the best seats available. Guvera offers the best free music in Australia