KINROSS, Scotland (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Only two days after the close of this year’s sell-out T in the Park festival, organizers put 35,000 advance tickets on sale for the 2007 festival, selling the whole lot in just over an hour.
Fans jammed online and telephone ticket sellers to purchase the tickets at 2006 prices, getting an early start on next year’s festival.
Organizers said they were stunned by the demand, which came months before the line-up is even released.
Geoff Ellis, chief executive of Big Day Out, said in a statement, “One again, music fans have shown that T in the Park tickets are the most hotly sought-after in the UK.”
Fans who missed out on the first batch of tickets will be able to buy more when they are released closer to the July 7th and 8th festival next year.
Ellis warned fans against buying from ticket touts and insisted that festival organizers would clamp down on forgeries.
“If you didn't manage to get tickets this time round, then, as always, we do advise you not to turn to ticket touts or any unofficial sources, as not only will you end up paying over face value, but you may be paying for tickets that do not even exist,” he said.
“You will not gain entry to the festival with forged tickets, as many who had fallen foul of touts last weekend found out.”
About 75,000 music fans descended on Balado, Kinross-shire, for each day of this year’s T in the Park, to watch 170 acts on 11 stages. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers