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Seatwave boosted by live acts

Seatwave, Europe’s largest fan-to-fan ticket exchange, yesterday announced a leap in ticket sales as a raft of live entertainment lured in punters. The number of European fans attending live events in Britain during the first half of 2009 increased by 596 per cent compared with the same period a year earlier, Seatwave said. The increase was down to travelling fans keen to attend the UKlegs of tours from U2, AC/DC, Coldplay, Oasis and Britney Spears.