Tickets for this year’s Splendour in the Grass Festival sold out in record time when they went on sale at 9am this morning, locking up the moshtix website with festival punters trying to grab tickets as quickly as possible. In the aftermath of an event of this kind, we would be rife with complaints about the number of tickets that eventually make their way onto sites like eBay at exaggerated prices.
But as anti-scalping community website These Fans have reported, not one ticket made its way onto eBay this morning as SITG operators favour a ticketing procedure that requires attendees to present identification along with their ticket.
Splendour also released a statement on their Facebook page about the ticketing system, saying that it does not support scalping of tickets, and will eventually offer a reissue facility for people who bought a ticket but can legitimately not attend. In the meantime, they advise you do not attempt to buy any tickets from anybody until this has been set up.
You can sign a petition over on http://www.thesefans.com.au if you support this kind of ticket system, or leave comment below if you think it makes the whole process more of a hassle then what its worth.