$7 'venue levy' added to price

Those heading along to see Aerosmith at the Forsyth Barr Stadium may get a little shock when they are charged a $7 ''venue levy'' on top of their ticket price and the ticketing company's service fee.

DVML communications manager Jo Scully said the levy was usually paid to the venue by the promoter as a contribution towards the staging of the event and made up part of the revenue earned for hosting the event. It was usually included in the ticket price, which the promoter set.

For this event, the stadium and Aerosmith promoter had agreed part of the venue cost would be recovered on top of the ticket price, she said.

She would not go into detail.

''The $7 is agreed by the promoter and the venue; the rest of the details ...are commercially sensitive and will remain confidential,'' she said.

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