Kemenparekraf Takes Action Against Concert Ticket Scalping: Can Receive Legal Sanctions!

Kemenparekraf Takes Action Against Concert Ticket Scalping: Can Receive Legal Sanctions! (photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (Kemenparekraf) has formed a partnership with law enforcement authorities to take decisive action and prevent the increasingly prevalent practice of concert ticket scalping. This collaborative effort aims to instill confidence among international musicians who are scheduled to perform in Indonesia and to ensure the smooth and secure execution of music concerts.

Vinsensius Jemadu, the Deputy Minister of Tourism and Event Organizer at Kemenparekraf/Baparekraf, emphasizes the importance of law enforcement in addressing the issue of ticket scalping. He states, “Kemenparekraf is working closely with law enforcement agencies to crack down on ticket scalpers and enforce appropriate legal penalties.” This firm stance aims to protect the interests of both the artists and the concertgoers, promoting a fair and transparent ticketing system.

The primary objective of this concerted effort is to combat ticket scalping practices that have caused public concern and dissatisfaction. By taking legal action against scalpers, the ministry aims to restore trust in the concert industry and create a safe and enjoyable environment for all music enthusiasts.

To assist in the effective enforcement of these measures, Kemenparekraf and concert promoters are committed to providing accurate and timely information to law enforcement agencies, particularly the Indonesian National Police (Polri). This collaborative approach ensures that the authorities have access to comprehensive data on ticket scalping operations, enabling them to take appropriate action and protect the rights of both artists and fans.

In addition to addressing the issue of ticket scalping, Kemenparekraf is also dedicated to enhancing accountability and transparency in concert events. The ministry encourages concert promoters to provide clear and detailed information about ticket prices, enabling the public to make informed decisions and avoid falling victim to scalpers who manipulate prices for personal gain.

Furthermore, Vinsensius urges the public to exercise caution when consuming information about concerts on social media platforms. With the increasing popularity of social media as a source of news and updates, it is essential to verify the accuracy and legitimacy of information before sharing it. By exercising discretion and ensuring the information’s reliability, individuals can contribute to preventing fraudulent activities orchestrated by ticket scalpers.

The recent surge in ticket scalping, particularly surrounding the highly anticipated Coldplay concert, has highlighted the urgency of addressing this issue. The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is determined to curb this detrimental practice and restore integrity to the concert industry. By collaborating with law enforcement agencies and raising public awareness, Kemenparekraf aims to create an environment where fair ticketing practices prevail, ensuring that fans can enjoy their favorite music acts without being exploited by scalpers during ticket sales.