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Concert promoters SJM attacked websites today for allowing people to sell on tickets for a gig organised to raise funds for victims of the Japan tsunami disaster and profit from the charity event.

Promoters SJM is working with the British Red Cross to organise the concert at the Brixton Academy in London on Sunday April 3rd, featuring bands including Beady Eye and Primal Scream.

Other artists who are appearing at the event include Graham Coxon of Blur, The Coral, Paul Weller and Richard Ashcroft.

The tickets first went on sale last Friday, but it emerged yesterday that some sites are now allowing people to resell the tickets for over twice the original value – a practice which SJM called “highly distasteful.”

In a statement, it said: “We strongly disapprove of profiteering from the misery and suffering of the people in Japan,” adding that the promoters had requested that any companies finding themselves involved in the reselling to “delist the event”.

“It is very disappointing that one secondary reseller and eBay continue to offer these charity fundraiser tickets,” SJM said.

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