Glastonbury bosses are urging music fans not to buy tickets from online auctions, vowing to stick by their photo ID policy which will see anyone without turned away without a refund.
Festival organisers issued the warning after reports that bids for a pair of tickets (complete with fake ID) had reached £600 on eBay.
A statement read: “Anyone now offering tickets for sale is utterly bogus. Do not purchase tickets from unofficial sources. This is not permitted under the tickets terms and conditions – you may lose your money and will not gain entry to the festival.”
A number of people are selling Glastonbury tickets online. Most of these seem to be individuals rather than dodgy ticket agencies, but that’s not stopping said individuals from making a profit. One seller said he was selling on his festival passes because none of his friends had managed to get tickets when they went on sale last weekend. It is also thought that some residents who live near the festival site, who have priority access to an allocation of tickets, are trying to profit by selling them on.
Commenting on the sale of Glastonbury tickets on their website, a spokesman for eBay said: “The re-sale of concert tickets is not an illegal activity and is therefore permitted on eBay.co.uk. We will not prevent people from listing these tickets on the site but we would urge both buyers and sellers of Glastonbury tickets to read and understand the applicable terms and conditions.”
Glastonbury sold out in under three hours after tickets went on sale on Sunday. The festival takes place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, from 24-26 June.