Skip to main content

When it comes to buying resale tickets, FinanceBuzz says it pays to wait. 

In a new study, the financial publication revealed that the best time to snag tickets to the sold-out show you've been eyeing may just be the day of the event itself. In fact, data revealed that discounts to resale tickets in 2022 are bountiful if you have the stomach to wait until the last minute.

The study found that tickets were 33% less than the average cost when purchased on the day of the event, and 27% less on average when purchased the day before. 

Screen Shot 2022-06-16 at 8.28.19 PM
Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

ace aura nytrix

Ace Aura and Nytrix Team Up for Cinematic Banger, "Echoes": Listen

Ace Aura and Nytrix have cooked up a haunting, heavy-hitting track befit for Ophelia's selective roster.


Bear Grillz Explores the Duality of Mental Health On Two-Sided Album, "Prismata"

The album aligns with the start of an eponymous tour comprising over 50 dates.

ray volpe

Ray Volpe Unleashes "Laserbeam," the Most-Played Record at EDC Las Vegas 2022

"Laserbeam" became the most-played song at this year's EDC Las Vegas—before it even came out.

Despite the obvious time constraints, second-hand sellers have seemingly no trouble attracting buyers at the eleventh hour, according to the data. The same study revealed that 7% of ticket volume on average moves on the day of the event, and 5% moves the day before.

These trends remain similar when considering festival ticket sales. The study identified that a whopping 15% of all passes are usually sold within just four days of the event. 

FinanceBuzz's study was completed between April and May 2022 and analyzed over 22,340 concert tickets and 18,183 festival passes sold.



New Study Reveals Avicii's "Wake Me Up" As the Most Valuable Song From Sweden

The study reveals the most valuable song from every country, including many songs from electronic artists.

exit festival

EXIT Festival and Sunburn Top "Best Value Music Festivals" In the World

A new study has outlined the top festivals where you're likely to get the most bang for your buck.

general clubbers love

Study Suggests a Link Between Musical Preference and Personality Type

The link between musical preference and personality type was observed on a global scale after 350,000 participants engaged in the University Of Cambridge study.


Florida Concert Promoter Charges $18 for Vaccinated Attendees, $999 for Unvaccinated

This pricing experiment might incentivize some patrons to seek immunity in the immediate short term, but Florida's forthcoming executive order may prevent it from working in subsequent months.

headphones general

New Study Explores Healing Qualities of Electronic Music

Nurofen's study demonstrated a statistically significant relationship between listening to an ambient electronic song and subsequent pain relief.

Ultra Music Festival 2019 - Carl Cox RESISTANCE Megastructure

Three in Four Black Music Professionals Have Experienced Racism, Study Finds

The wide-reaching research quantifies inequality on both the creative and business sides of the music industry in the U.K.