AEG Quiet On £2.50 Tickets

AEG isn’t saying just how many tickets for British Summer Time in London’s  were mistakenly sold for £2.50, although it looks like many fans might get to keep them. 

International Business Times first reported on June 27 a link for tickets intended for employees of AEG Live and corporate associates had gone viral on social media.

The public was snapping up £2.50 tickets to see the likes of Neil YoungBlack SabbathArcade FireMcBusted, and . AEG has indicated it will honour the £2.50 ($4.26) tickets.

Full-price tickets cost £50 ($83) to £295 ($503). IBT suggested the cheap tickets were a marketing stunt and questioned why they were still available several hours after AEG was aware of the online mistake that had enabled ordinary fans to buy them.

“As [AEG] have yet to make a formal announcement about the tickets, it is possible the mistake was a cleverly thought-out marketing campaign,” the story read.

At press time it wasn’t possible to discover how many tickets have been sold for each of AEG’s British Summertime shows or how many were let go for 2.50.

The Outside Organisation, which looks after AEG’s public relations in the UK, hasn’t responded. Sources say last year’s AEG shows in Hyde Park, its first since outbidding Live Nation to run the central London outdoor venue, cost the company several million pounds.