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Ed Sheeran's manager to appear in front of MPs to tackle ticket touts

Ed’s manager, Stuart Camp, as well as his tour promoter, Stuart Galbraith, will both give evidence. Credit: PA.

The manager of Suffolk pop star Ed Sheeran will appear in front of MPs later.

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee is holding a one-off hearing, looking at how to stop gig tickets being bought on mass, then sold at hugely inflated prices.

Ed’s manager, Stuart Camp, as well as his tour promoter, Stuart Galbraith, will both give evidence.

Ed’s previously spoken out against the practice, but just last month one website was caught selling tickets for one of his charity shows for hundreds more than their original price.

Ed's urged fans before to not buy tickets at inflated prices. Credit: PA.

In a previous statement he said:

We are vehemently opposed to the unethical practices that occur in the secondary market. We have written to each of our partners, be them promoters, venues or ticketing companies detailing the way in which we expect tickets to be sold: direct to fans.

We have also partnered with a company called Twickets which is a site aimed at the ethical resale of tickets, which allows fans to swap tickets at face value or less; we are pushing them as the official resale partner and a safe place for fans to swap tickets.

We are aware and deeply concerned about the websites in question and have urged all fans not to engage with them in order to avoid being ripped off with higher prices or, potentially, counterfeit tickets. Once again, we urge all fans to only purchase tickets through official vendors.

– Ed Sheeran statement