April 18, 2013 13:56

Radio 1 to ban Big Weekend ticket resales on eBay

Station says it will work to cancel any tickets sold on secondary sites

Radio 1 to ban Big Weekend ticket resales on eBay

Photo: Ed Miles/NME

BBC Radio 1 has announced that it will work to ban any tickets for its Big Weekend bash in Londonderry that appear on secondary ticketing sites.

All 37,500 tickets for the free three-day event, which will take place at Ebrington, Derry, over the May bank holiday weekend (24–26), were snapped up in under an hour. However, some of the tickets have already appeared on sites such as Ebay.

A spokesporson for Radio One told BBC Newsbeat that the station "reserves the right to cancel" any tickets sold on by people who won passes to the event. They added: "Tickets for BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend Derry~Londonderry are free and we work with those running major auction websites and sales outlets to have posts offering tickets for sale or trade removed."

"Those offering tickets for sale are breaking the Terms & Conditions they agreed to during the booking process and we reserve the right to cancel them."
The full line-up for the Big Weekend has yet to be released. Only Olly Murs and Two Door Cinema Club have been confirmed so far.

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