Amazon just announced yet another addition to their already feature packed Prime membership. While it’s often overlooked, in 2015 Amazon Tickets launched as a rival to ticket websites like TicketMaster and SeeTickets. From this Thursday (30th March) Prime Members will be able to purchase exclusive access tickets for newly available luxury Amazon lounges, premium seating, and Prime-only pre-sales for venues across the UK through Amazon Prime Tickets.
At launch there will be a Amazon Lounge at The O2 Arena in London, and ticket holders receive food and drink from the in-box bar. London’s other well-established venue, The SSE Arena Wembley, will also be getting a backstage Amazon Lounge with a complimentary pre-show drink before heading out to their seats. As its nearly festival season it makes sense that Amazon has partnered with British Summer Time Hyde Park, Kew the Music, and Live in Chelsea to offer premium tickets with a reserved area for ticket holders and complimentary food and drink.
We all know the pain and suffering caused by internet ticket releases with websites crashing and events selling out in minutes. Pre-sales take some of the strain off and as of Thursday there will be pre-sales for Art Garfunkel, The Darkness, KC & The Sunshine Band, and Sparks (who I recently discovered released an album with Franz Ferdinand in 2015).
You may not feel like you have much use for Prime Tickets but it’s another string on Amazon’s Prime bow. At only £7.99/month or £79.99 for a year you get a ridiculous amount of benefits including;
- Unlimited free next day/same day delivery
- Amazon Prime Video
- Prime Photos
- Twitch Prime
- Amazon Music Unlimited
- Kindle Owners’ Lending Library
- Early-access Lightning Deals
It’s probably one of the best value subscription packages you can buy, and means you can catch up on The Grand Tour featuring Clarkson, Hammond, and May. If you aren’t sure though you can try out Prime for 30 days free and then choose whether to upgrade at the end of the month trial.