Glastonbury tickets show up on eBay

Sellers attempt to foil new registration system

Tickets to this month’s Glastonbury Festival are being sold on eBay, despite festival organisers’ efforts to prevent ticket re-sales.

For the first time this year, festival-goers’ personal details and photographs appear on tickets to prevent them from being resold. But this hasn’t stopped some individuals from trying to resell them on-line.

Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis warned that people are “taking a huge risk buying those tickets.”

“I’m moving heaven and earth to stop it happening,” he told BBC News. “I have people watching eBay so we will have their information.”

Eavis added that people who buy the second-hand tickets will not get into the festival. He admitted that he was disappointed with the quality of the photos on the tickets, but said it would improve in the future.

“This is the first year of the technology and so it’s a trial run for this year,” he said. “In the long term the photography will improve.”

The sold-out Glastonbury Festival runs June 22-24. Headliners include the Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, The Killers and The Who.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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