Shaking off the cobwebs of the Covid storm, the ticketing sector has roared back to life in 2022. And with the return of on-sales and demand, dynamic pricing has been adopted by many artists in a bid to thwart scalpers and retain otherwise lost income. Alongside increasingly varied VIP packages and upsells, it’s clear that defining what a ticket costs is no longer an easy answer. So how does variable pricing, packaging and pre-sales ensure full houses and happy crowds? What’s next for resale? And how is demand holding up in a cost-of-living crisis? A panel of specialists bring us up to speed.