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Festival Republic again warn of dodgy ticket sellers

By | Published on Wednesday 21 April 2010

Festival Republic has again warned festival-goers to only buy tickets for the Reading and Leeds festivals from official agents, after discovering more dodgy online set ups claiming to have tickets to the two events for sale. Of course all sold out festivals suffer from dodgy touts selling fake tickets, most of which won’t get you into the event, though it does seem the trade in fake tix for Reading and Leeds is particularly rampant.

Festival Republic have published a list of official ticket sellers on the Reading and Leeds websites and have made a PDF available of the unofficial ticket agents they are aware of, who they say consumers should avoid doing business with. They say the unapproved ticket agents are either completely scamming you and have no intention of selling you legitimate tickets, or they are taking your money on the hope they can secure tickets via the secondary ticketing market, so even then there is a risk of you not getting anything for your money.

Although all weekend tickets are sold out, there are some day and coach tickets still available from legitimate agents. Viagogo is also the approved website for the resale of Reading and Leeds tickets.