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.”
–By our Los Angeles staff.