No longer will you have to scour eBay for gig tickets costing ten times what they’re worth. Gone are the days where you queued outside a venue to meet with a tout who made you feel dirtier than Abi Titmuss after a mud-wrestling match with a stripper called Big Mavis.
You were after the news? Ah yes - Nokia and Live Nation have formed a formidable tag team to end such music-related woes, creating a service called ticketrush.co.uk. It means you can go online to buy tickets for your favourite gigs and festivals. Yep, a touch like Ticketmaster and the dozens of other booking sites out there.
The cunning hook, however, is that it’ll eventually grow into a mobile service. So, wherever you are when you hear about an event, you can use your handset to ensure no greasy, moshing oik goes in your place and steals your portion of fun. On the mobile version’s launch, all you’ll need is a WAP mobile (Nokia ones, fortunately aren't mandatory).
If you’re sitting at a PC now or happen to have a phone with a full-on HTML web browser, tickets are already available for Girls Aloud and The Darkness. We’re informed there’ll also be some good bands on there soon.
One bum note: the service won’t be able to put up your tent or warn you when festivals are likely to resemble WWI trenches.