People Are Pissed They Had To Pay RM50 For Parking At Ed Sheeran's Concert In Bukit Jalil
On 13 April, English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran performed in Kuala Lumpur for the first time since his sold-out show in 2017
The concert was a part of the second round of the crooner's Divide World Tour 2019, which include stops at Tokyo, Seoul, Osaka, Singapore, Bangkok, and Jakarta.
While concert-goers gushed about Sheeran on social media, there was one complaint about the show that many were quick to point out - the parking fee at the venue, Bukit Jalil National Stadium
"THE PARKING TICKET IS FREAKING RM50! I'd rather pay for a more expensive ticket to show my appreciation to the artist that I support than to pay for the 'Open Space Parking'," wrote one netizen on Facebook.
Concert-goers were given the option of booking their parking at the stadium when purchasing their ticket for the concert.
The minimum price for a parking ticket booked in advance was RM30.
Outraged at the exorbitant parking fees, netizens directed their frustration at the concert's organiser, PR Worldwide
"The organising team for this tour in Malaysia has done a lousy job in preparing the parking zones for the audience," another netizen wrote.
However, the live events and entertainment company had disclaimed a week before that they were not responsible for parking at the Bukit Jalil stadium
"We strongly encourage you to use public transport to get to the venue," PR Worldwide wrote in a Facebook post on 7 April.
"Parking at the Stadium is wholly operated and managed by Perbadanan Stadium Malaysia and its authorised parking contractor," the statement read.
A spokesperson for PR Worldwide told SAYS that they had advised representatives from the stadium against setting the exorbitant parking fees prior to the concert.