ISLE OF WIGHT (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Fraudulent tickets for the Isle of Wight festival showed up in large numbers. According to organizers, nearly 1 in 5 tickets have been discovered to be fake.
The Isle of Wight festival tightened security at the gates but that caused slowdowns to entry.
A woman named Sherrell Davenport was arrested and charged with fraud in relation to hundreds of fake tickets on the final day. Two other suspects were also reportedly detained, but names weren't mentioned. Davenport is slated to appear in court in June 19th.
170 people were also detained on drug-related charges, the BBC reported.
The Rolling Stones Irk Fans
Festival headliners The Rolling Stones annoyed fans when they ponied £27,000 after their set to charter the 12.35 AM ferry from the Island to Lymington, leaving a hundreds of pre-booked passengers stranded. The ferry company sent another boat within 2 hours but it still didn't sit well with fans.
Steve McInally, 36, from Coventry, said: "I was cheering them on a few hours before but I have been cursing them since."
The band also reportedly took over the hotel on the island, forcing other bands into tents that were specially erected by the hotel staff. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers