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Anti-Scalping Rules Leave Splendor In The Grass Fans Out In The Cold

BYRON BAY, Australia (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Many music fans missed out on tickets to this year’s annual Splendour in the Grass music festival at Byron Bay, because stringent anti-scalping measures limited ticketbuyers at their purchases.

All 20,000 tickets for the two-day jaunt sold out within five hours of going on sale on Monday, but measures to ensure that the tickets would not show up on internet auction sites left many empty handed.

A new system limited buyers to just six tickets per purchase, and forced them to provide a name and date of birth for each planned attendee, which will be verified upon entry to the festival, according to the Melbourne Herald Sun.

While the rules have almost eliminated the scalping of Splendour tickets, ticketsellers complained that they also complicated the buying process, and many fans complained about being bumped off the online queue due to technical problems on the site.

The 2007 Splendour in the Grass festival will be held on August 4-5 at the Belongii Fields in Byron Bay, on the New South Wales north coast. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers