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[WARPbot] Aphex Twin: Wireless announce Aphex Twin and Battles for the 2011 Edition of the Hyde Park Festival


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Maybe he really is releasing an album this year after all. He seems busier in the "mainstream" than usual.

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OK, I just need to vent about this.

 

The site for the festival said that buying a ticket for Saturday was £48. OK, that's a lot of money, but it's Aphex Twin, it's worth it.

 

Went to buy tickets. I had to create a new account with two different services (LiveNation and Ticketmaster) to even get to buy a ticket. (I won't talk about how it was one of the most poorly designed sites I've used in ages, which didn't even remember which show I was trying to buy a ticket for, after I registered.)

 

On top of that, there's £5.75 "booking fee" - and then on *TOP* of that, there's a £3.25 "delivery charge" - to EMAIL tickets to an email account. That's not £3.25 just to send a first class delivery (stamp costs what, 40p?) that's over three pounds TO EMAIL A TICKET TO MY ACCOUNT.

 

The whole thing, all in all, would cost me nearly £60. For one day. 15% of which is mysterious "booking charges" and which charges me to use my own email account.

 

I would not mind if the extra £9 was going to Mr D.James because hey, I'd happily paypal him the cash if I thought it would make him finish his album(s) faster. But paying that much money in fees... no. Sorry. I don't care if that makes me a bad fan, but I'm not paying those fees. There's a limit to service fees, and this has crossed the line from "taking the piss" to "I'm just not paying it."

 

I understand that this is not something that Mr D.James has any control over, but I would suggest to Warp, or Rephlex, or to his booking agent, or to whoever set this up, that there is a limit to what fans will put up with.

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OK, I just need to vent about this.

 

The site for the festival said that buying a ticket for Saturday was £48. OK, that's a lot of money, but it's Aphex Twin, it's worth it.

 

Went to buy tickets. I had to create a new account with two different services (LiveNation and Ticketmaster) to even get to buy a ticket. (I won't talk about how it was one of the most poorly designed sites I've used in ages, which didn't even remember which show I was trying to buy a ticket for, after I registered.)

 

On top of that, there's £5.75 "booking fee" - and then on *TOP* of that, there's a £3.25 "delivery charge" - to EMAIL tickets to an email account. That's not £3.25 just to send a first class delivery (stamp costs what, 40p?) that's over three pounds TO EMAIL A TICKET TO MY ACCOUNT.

 

The whole thing, all in all, would cost me nearly £60. For one day. 15% of which is mysterious "booking charges" and which charges me to use my own email account.

 

I would not mind if the extra £9 was going to Mr D.James because hey, I'd happily paypal him the cash if I thought it would make him finish his album(s) faster. But paying that much money in fees... no. Sorry. I don't care if that makes me a bad fan, but I'm not paying those fees. There's a limit to service fees, and this has crossed the line from "taking the piss" to "I'm just not paying it."

 

I understand that this is not something that Mr D.James has any control over, but I would suggest to Warp, or Rephlex, or to his booking agent, or to whoever set this up, that there is a limit to what fans will put up with.

 

100% fact.

 

I suppose if you are just going to see one act and all the others are cannon fodder then it seems even more of a rip off. But I agree with you MB.

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You can go and buy the tickets at a box office, no?

 

 

ive never seen a ticketmaster box office? Perhaps there is one in London? But that would cost me more to drive/train into London to do that...

 

The price has put me off, so for that reason, im out.

[coupled with the fact that the drink of choice will no doubt be pints of carlsberg in a paper cup for £4.50 :facepalm:)

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Really? There's no fee if you buy at the box office in Leicester Square? I work pretty near there, might go down and take a look. But early next week, not on a Friday night because that neighbourhood is hell on a Friday.

 

(just bought Chris Cunningham tickets from the Roundhouse for the rescheduled gig - £2 booking fee. And you can *choose* if you wanna donate more to support the Roundhouse. *THAT* is a reasonable way of handling the issue.)

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OK, I just need to vent about this.

 

The site for the festival said that buying a ticket for Saturday was £48. OK, that's a lot of money, but it's Aphex Twin, it's worth it.

 

Went to buy tickets. I had to create a new account with two different services (LiveNation and Ticketmaster) to even get to buy a ticket. (I won't talk about how it was one of the most poorly designed sites I've used in ages, which didn't even remember which show I was trying to buy a ticket for, after I registered.)

 

On top of that, there's £5.75 "booking fee" - and then on *TOP* of that, there's a £3.25 "delivery charge" - to EMAIL tickets to an email account. That's not £3.25 just to send a first class delivery (stamp costs what, 40p?) that's over three pounds TO EMAIL A TICKET TO MY ACCOUNT.

 

The whole thing, all in all, would cost me nearly £60. For one day. 15% of which is mysterious "booking charges" and which charges me to use my own email account.

 

I would not mind if the extra £9 was going to Mr D.James because hey, I'd happily paypal him the cash if I thought it would make him finish his album(s) faster. But paying that much money in fees... no. Sorry. I don't care if that makes me a bad fan, but I'm not paying those fees. There's a limit to service fees, and this has crossed the line from "taking the piss" to "I'm just not paying it."

 

I understand that this is not something that Mr D.James has any control over, but I would suggest to Warp, or Rephlex, or to his booking agent, or to whoever set this up, that there is a limit to what fans will put up with.

 

This happened to me for L.E.D. Festival, massive rip off, especially just for one day. I even got charged for going to the on-site box office because it was too late to send tickets. I just bit the bullet cos the last time I saw him was Manchester. Roll on BLOC.

 

Festivals and flights basically. Bastards.

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