Despite plenty of warnings from both Splendour In The Grass and its official ticketing provider Moshtix, people are still trying to heinously up-sell Splendour tickets on sites like Viagogo and Gumtree.
Splendour’s monster 2018 lineup sold out in less than half an hour yesterday, with organiser quick to announce details of their official resale facility, where punters can safely, fairly and legally sell and purchase tickets.
Yet still, some people believe they can legitimately sell or buy tickets from notoriously dodgy third party websites.
You shouldn’t buy tickets to Splendour In The Grass outside of the official Moshtix sale or resale facility. Any ticket purchased from a third party website will not be able to be used, as you cannot change the name on that ticket, and the name needs to match that on your ID to allow you to enter the festival.
Despite that fact, both Viagogo and Gumtree have been inundated with overpriced tickets over the last 24 hours, including three-day tickets (which originally cost $399 each)…
…and single-day tickets (which originally cost $179 each):
Yesterday, Splendour organisers warned hopeful festival-goers not to purchase tickets through “Facebook, Gumtree or unauthorised ticket resellers”.
“Splendour tickets include the name and date of birth of the ticket-holder. This is checked against your ID at the festival gates. There is NO facility in place that allows a ticket holder to change the name and date of birth on a ticket and transfer it to another person,” they said.
The official Splendour In The Grass 2018 resale facility opens at 9am AEST Monday, 14th May, and you can get more info on how to sign up right here.
If you don’t manage to score Splendour tickets in the official resale, stay tuned for festival sideshows, which are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
Splendour’s former sidekick event, Spin Off Festival, has also just announced it will return to Adelaide during this year’s Splendour shenanigans, with its “biggest lineup” yet.