They say early birds catch the worm. But in India, early netizen bought the cheapest Coldplay ticket available that were priced at Rs 5000 a pop. They were all gone within an hour or two and the prices have now been hiked to Rs 7500.
A few days back, many Coldplay fans got disheartened after reports emerged that the prices of Coldplay tickets may be higher than their monthly salary at Rs 25000 to Rs 5 lakh a pop. Internet joked about people selling their kidneys and assorted body parts to afford the tickets.
Thankfully, the reports were not true.
BookMyShow.com, the website which allows you to purchase movie and event tickets online, went live on Thursday ( September 15) at 12 noon and started selling the tickets ranged from Rs 5000 to Rs 12000 each. However, if you’re still clinging on to the hope of getting lucky and winning a free ticket from Global Citizen, then all the best to you.
The prices of the third phase have not been disclosed yet but one can obviously assume they will hike after such major sell outs. For those who purchase tickets at Rs 15,000 will get options like food and beverages.
A BookMyShow spokesperson said, “BookMyShow is elated and overwhelmed by the response received towards the online ticketing for the Global Citizen Festival India 2016 as we saw unprecedented demand and traffic… Phase 1 and Phase 2 tickets were sold out within a very short period of time, for both the Silver and Gold categories. Our queue management system efficiently managed, sustained and streamlined the demand and traffic of over 150,000 people.”
“It is our great honour and privilege to be associated with The Global Citizen Festival as it comes to India for the first time… With all the work we do with BookASmile in supporting alternate education, sports and entertainment for the underprivileged – we knew this was meant for us,”Ashish Hemrajani, CEO and Co-founder, BookMyShow told the daily.
Alongside the British band, popular Indian celebrities like Aamir Khan, Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif, Farhan Akhtar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, music maestros such as AR Rahman, Arijit Singh, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Monali Thakur, will also be seen in the performance.
Like any other concerts there won’t be any seating arrangements, rather they will be on a first come first serve basis. So rest assured, you do not have to pay Rs 25000, to watch the British Band perform live.