Warning over fake tickets on sale for sold-out Picnic
ORGANISERS of the Electric Picnic warned fans about an increasing number of counterfeit tickets flooding websites and being offered for sale on social media.
Two camping tickets for the three-day event in Stradbally, Co Laois were on sale at €1,000 last night.
Although the seller was offering to meet buyers to hand over the tickets, promoters stressed the event was a sell-out: “We urge people not to take any chances by purchasing tickets being offered for sale on these sites. A huge amount of very convincing forgeries have gone into circulation since the festival sold out.
“Make no mistake: the fake tickets will be detected on arrival at the festival and the holders will not be let in.
“Avoid disappointment: do not buy tickets from unofficial sources,” said a statement on the Electric Picnic website.
Organisers stressed that no more official tickets will be released for sale in advance of the festival.
“The festival is completely sold-out,” they added. Bjork, Fatboy Slim and The Arctic Monkeys are among weekend headline at the three day music and arts event, which is expected to be attended by 35,000 people.