LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Organizers of the Glastonbury festival are expected to take a giant step in putting a stop to scalpers, by adding photo identification of each ticket buyer to their tickets to the three-day event.
Festival head Michael Eavis said in a statement: “At the last festival official tickets were on sale for £125 but there were instances of them changing hands for up to £700.
“This is just not fair for the people who want to come along and enjoy the music.”
The legendary festival returns to the Worthy Farm site this June after a two-year absence, with an enlarged festival area allowing an additional 25,000 tickets to be released.
Festival-goers will reportedly have to register their details and submit a passport standard photo by mail or online.
Tickets for this year’s even will cost £150 with registration forms available online in February.
“Technology has improved so much that we can now include a picture of the purchaser on the ticket and if you don’t match the picture at the gate you won’t get in,” said Eavis.
The farmer-turned-music-impresario has described this year’s line-up as the “best ever,” but has not yet released a single act despite selling out the festival.
A record 127,500 people are expected to attend this year’s concert. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers