Richard Marks, Founder - Scarlet Mist

Richard Marks is a hospital doctor in London and has been going to music festivals since 1983. He set up Scarlet Mist in 2004 on a whim, in order to help a friend get a ticket for Glastonbury. He has run the site ever since. He has given evidence to two Government enquiries on ticket touting and to the Office of Fair Trading. He has also written in the trade and lay press on the difficulties of secondary ticketing.

Richard understands the pressures on ticket prices for popular events, and the difficulties in keeping tickets affordable, and believes that a more transparent and honest pricing mechanism is needed in order to keep all parties satisfied.