Coldplay gig: Organiser voids tickets on resale market

All the public-sale tickets to Coldplay's upcoming concert at the National Stadium on April 1 are sold out.

They were snapped up within 90 minutes of going on sale at 10am yesterday.

Organiser Live Nation Lushington had told The Straits Times that up to 14,000 tickets would be released yesterday.

Sold through Sports Hub Tix, the tickets cost between $78 and $298.

The first two batches - for Citibank customers on Nov 17 and Live Nation Lushington's mailing list subscribers on Nov 20 - were also snapped up quickly.

It is estimated that up to 40,000 tickets in total have been sold.

Live Nation Lushington had also said that it might release 10,000 more tickets after finalising the concert's layout.

The scramble has resulted in tickets being re-sold online at inflated prices.

In a Facebook post, Live Nation Lushington announced that it has "voided a number of tickets found on the resale market as this contravenes our term and conditions of sale".

It urged fans not to buy through unauthorised sellers.

Coldplay, a multi-award winning quartet and one of the world's best-selling bands, played at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in 2001, 2006 and 2009.

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