For the international contemporary live music industry
LiveUK

Rockfest fake passes warning

FINLAND -
World News
May 10, 2018

Above: Rockfest

RL Concerts, organisers of the 30,000-capacity Rockfest, have warned festival-goers to avoid secondary ticketing platforms and only use official websites for the event, following reports of counterfeit tickets in circulation.

Tickets for the festival, held at Hyvinkää airfield from 6-9 June, are being exchanged for wristbands which not only gain entrance, but will also be used as cashless wallets for on-site purchases.

“We recommend buying tickets from official agencies Lippupiste and Ticketti or from our own website,” says Rockfest’s marketing manager. Jyrki Heikkinen.

He says fans should be warned that the ticket barcode connects to the wristband only once, and fraudsters will likely copy the same ticket many times.

Tickets are on sale for €103.50-183.50 ($123-219), with more than 75 per cent sold as Audience went to press.

Headliners include Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Marilyn Manson, Megadeth and Opeth.

RL Concerts has issued a similar warning for its Weekend Festival (30,000) in August.

Other Stories

Ticketmaster UK scraps secondary ticket sites

August 14, 2018
Within weeks of parent company Live Nation Entertainment reporting a 29 per cent leap in revenue from worldwide secondary ticketing activities, Ticketmaster (TM) UK has…
Read more

Jailed McFarland faces second fraud charge

July 24, 2018
While out on bail and awaiting sentencing on fraud charges, William McFarland, the promoter of the ill-fated Frye Music Festival in the Bahamas last year, was…
Read more