Blur fans outraged as drinks sold for extortionate prices at Wembley gig

There’s nothing like a cold drink on a hot day when you’re enjoying your favourite band playing but often arena and festival prices can be on another level.

Fans watching Blur at Wembley noted that even pints of beer, which tend to be the cheapest option, were priced at an eyewatering £8.

While the cost of living crisis has pushed prices of everything up through the roof, gig-goers are seriously questioning Wembley organisers for the cost.

At Blur, fans could pop over to the bar during the band’s two-hour-long set and grab a pint of Budweiser for a mere £7.85, or a Magners Cider for £7.75.

Fans have been noticing the skyrocketing cost of drinks at shows, with Glastonbury’s prices slammed online by angry gig goers.

The main problem is that gig-goers are not allowed to take their own drinks into the venue, locking them into spending money they may not have at the moment.

Most venues, including Wembley, will not allow fans to take their own food, drink or alcohol in, even if it is a sealed bottle of water or soft drinks.

Wembley states that ‘clear empty plastic bottles 500ml or less’ are permitted so fans can often fill up water at sinks around the arena.

However, if you forget your water bottle don’t worry as Wembley will sell you 500ml for a cool £3.20.

Drinks have always been more expensive inside arenas but these prices are around double what you would pay in the outside world.

As expected, other drinks were just as ridiculously priced with a glass of wine costing nearly £10, a 330ml can of Jack Daniels at £8 and a 250ml of Captain Morgan costing £7.50.

It’s not just Blur fans who saw these prices, as many have taken to Twitter to vent their anger at the organisers.

‘Are Wembley stadium ok having these as the only drinks at the bar? Vodka and coke 🤢🤢 £7.50 for a £1.50 can,’ said one.

On June 17, a fan wrote: ‘Seeing the Pet Shop Boys tonight at the Wembley Arena … which is exciting!

‘Less exciting are the drinks prices. £7.15 for a 330ml can of Heineken , £16.25 for a double Gordon’s gin & mixer.

‘I don’t go to a lot of gigs but this feels like taking the p**s.’

Another said: ‘I was at Wembley Arena on Saturday and I swear it was more expensive there! Drinks are shocking price at these places.’

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