Organisers aim to beat the ticket touts

Organisers of the Oxegen Festival are releasing a limited number of extra weekend camping tickets to the sold-out event this Friday (June 20), in an attempt to combat ticket touting.

After fan concerns about ticket touting last year, and with touts already selling tickets for as much as 486 Euros on unofficial websites, a limited number of tickets for the Irish event will be made available on June 29.

Fans have been advised to only purchase tickets via Oxegen.ie or through Ticketmaster that day.

The event takes place between July 11-13 at Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, Co Kildare, with Kings Of Leon, R.E.M, and Rage Against The Machine headlining.