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This year is jam-packed with tours and festivals around the world, from the Eagles’ Long Goodbye tour to Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour. No matter what kind of music lover you are, there are an endless amount of shows to attend. Unfortunately, purchasing tickets can be costly, and that doesn’t take into account the stress of getting a presale code (when applicable).
That’s where resale ticket brands come in. Instead of purchasing overpriced tickets from scalpers, there are numerous resale sites that’ll provide cheap concert tickets to your favorite artists or festivals.
Whether you’re on the hunt for last-minute Drake tickets or need some weekend plans, these ticket sites usually come with backed up, protected sales featuring lower prices than what most scalpers are selling for. Before you make your purchase, check the buyer’s guarantee that most of these sites feature to see how your purchases will protected.
To take the work out of researching where to find reliable resale tickets, we did the research and rounded up the best cheap ticket sites so you can see your favorite artists live while avoiding emptying your wallet.
Keep reading to see where to score affordable tickets to concerts and festivals.
Rather than wait in a virtual line, Vivid Seats gives you access to thousands of events from live sports to concerts and festivals. You search based on artist, team, venue and more, whether you’ve scored a travel deal or just want to stay local. When looking at tickets, some sales are verified with a checkmark to show they’re from what the site considers a “super seller” and the brand guarantees instant delivery to your smart device.
StubHub is another popular choice that people go to for when grabbing resale tickets at a more affordable price. The site allows you to search by artists, genre or even in alphabetic order to see all artists playing this year. It also uses a verified Fan Protect system to help protect you from scammers.
TicketNetwork is a non-primary seller that aims to get tickets in your hands without you having to worry about signing up for a presale. The brand does notify shoppers that some tickets may be sold at above face value, but it offers a place that helps minimize the risk of being scammed. You can also see a ranking of the most popular shows based on the genre of music.
Looking for cheap last-minute tickets? Gametime has gained attention for providing last-minute verified tickets for a more budget-friendly cost. Whether you’re waiting for day-of tickets or are looking for something to do on a Friday night, this site will show you what’s going on near you, as well as sort by some of the hottest events of the year.
Ticketsmarter promises a 100% guarantee when selling tickets and allows you to search based on music genre, venue and VIP packages. Tickets available are rated on a scale of “smartness” with the highest number being the best.
Since 1990, Ticket City has been providing people with a place to buy and sell tickets to some of the most sought out performances. The brand offers 100% guarantee on tickets bought through the site and if that’s not the case, then Ticket City will provide you with comparable or better tickets than you ordered, or you’ll be offered a refund or a credit.
Viagogo is one of the largest reselling sites and provides a place where sellers can go to resell tickets. For buyers, the brand uses security checks to ensure that transactions go smoothly and tickets being sold are legit.
Groupon won’t just give you a discount on restaurants or a promo on a manicure, the site also offers deals on concerts, festivals and live performances in your area or places you plan on traveling to. You can narrow your search by the type of performance or search for specific shows.
Seat Geek categorizes everything based on trending shows, genre and what’s going on in your area. Once you click on your desired show, the site breaks down seat choice by using a scale of 1-10 of how great a deal it is. You can also search for seats using the venue map to make sure you get exactly what you’re looking for.