Organisers of T In The Park were tidying their office the other day and came across a spare 12,000 tickets for the otherwise sold out festival – which is great news for those ticketless music fans wanting to go to the Scottish music fest. Actually, I think the tickets have come about after promoters received permission to increase their capacity, and also from tickets reclaimed via an anti-touting operation to track down people who had flouted the “two-ticket-per-person” rule. But I bet some of them had been left at the back of someone’s desk drawer by mistake. I know I’m always finding bunches of tickets to sold out music events at the back of my desk drawer. Anyway, the extra tickets will be available from 9am this Saturday by phone or online.
Confirming the new ticket allocation, T in the Park Director Geoff Ellis told CMU: “It’s great news for us that there is now a system in place to help identify and eliminate touts and once again we would urge fans not to buy from unofficial sources. The demand for tickets this year is testament to the success of the event and it’s great that even more music fans will now be able to join us at Balado for this year’s T in the Park.”
Organisers have told music fans without tickets that they should not come to the festival site because no tickets will be available on the gates, and a Glastonbury style “fortress fence” will surround the site.