Leeds festival 2021: Tickets sell out as festival warns 'beware of scammers' as resales soar
It hasn't even been three weeks since Leeds Festival announced it would be going ahead this year and tickets on the official site have already sold out.
Just two days after Boris Johnson announced in his lockdown roadmap that festivals will hopefully be able to go ahead this summer, Leeds Festival announced it would be returning on August bank holiday weekend.
This was much to the delight of the people of Leeds and residents scrambled to buy tickets with all weekend passes and Saturday tickets for the festival selling out just over 24 hours later.
The festival has today announced on its website that 'Leeds Festival is SOLD OUT' - which includes all of the day, camping and weekend tickets that were available.
But, the lack of tickets left on the official Leeds Festival site does not mean residents can't still get their hands on them as hundreds of resellers have taken to social media to advertise the tickets they have on offer.
Leeds Festival's Facebook page has been inundated with comments from people who were lucky enough to get tickets but claim they no longer need them for various reasons - including having holidays booked instead.
The Leeds Fest site displays a strict warning to those who are still on a ticket hunt and the team are pleading people to 'beware of scammers and only buy or sell tickets via trusted resellers'.
Included in those who can be 'trusted' are Ticketmaster, See Tickets and EventIm, with a strict caution not to 'use other third party sites such as viagogo' as the Festival says this 'cannot be trusted'.
The full sell-out announcement and warning on the Leeds Festival website says: "Leeds Festival is SOLD OUT.
"Please beware of scammers and only buy or sell tickets via trusted resellers including Ticketmaster, See Tickets and EventIm. Don’t use other third party sites such as viagogo which cannot be trusted."
Leeds Festival will make its return to Bramham Park near Wetherby on the weekend of August 27.
Headliners include Liam Gallagher and Stormzy, and other acts due to appear include Catfish and the Bottlemen and Post Malone.
Other acts due to appear include Catfish and the Bottlemen and Post Malone.
Under the Government's road map out of lockdown, the initial date of June 21 has been set for all restrictions to be eased - permitting festivals and large gatherings.
The original announcement on February 24 that Leeds Festival would be going ahead this year went viral on Facebook in a post that said: "Reading and Leeds 2021 Following the government's recent announcement, we can't wait to get back to the fields this summer LET'S GO #RandL21"
Fans took to social media to rejoice at the announcement - one said: "Can't wait, just what we needed!"
And another: "Finally light at the end of this tunnel. Looking forward to being in that field."
Other festivals which plan to go ahead in Leeds this summer include Let's Rock Leeds, Slam Dunk Leeds, Made in Leeds and Live at Leeds.