Concert tickets rocket in price

Concert tickets have gone up in price much faster than inflation, according to research by news agency ANP and website

In particular, the cost of concerts by leading performers has risen. A ticket to see Queen at the end of the 1970s cost the equivalent of €30, but Lady Gaga and Madonna’s shows this year cost over €100, the research shows.
Concert organiser Mojo told ANP the increase is partly to compensate for falling CD sales.
At the lower end of the market, prices have not risen extortionately. For example, it cost the equivalent of €10 to see Blondie on the edge of their breakthrough in 1978. Today a ticket for an up-and-coming band costs €15 to €20.
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