New Year's Eve fireworks

MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Have any protections been put in place to prevent the resale of New Year's Eve tickets for inflated values?


Answer for New Year's Eve fireworks

Answer for New Year's Eve fireworks

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The GLA and event production company have considered the likelihood of second selling and have taken all possible steps to minimise it including:


  • Limiting the number of tickets available online for reselling by limiting the number of tickets bought to a maximum of four per person.
  • Advising all ticket holders that they will need to bring ID matching the lead name on the tickets, and reminding them that tickets are non-transferable and refunds are available up to 3rd December.
  • Tickets will be marked with the lead buyer’s name on them so the group will need to enter the event together
  • Online messaging advising people to buy tickets via the official website whilst tickets are still available.
  • Withholding a batch of tickets to be released closer to the event when attempts at secondary selling become more prevalent.