Leeds Festival tickets 2021: Weekend passes sell out as residents scramble to buy tickets

Leeds Festival in previous years - and organisers say the event is planned to go ahead in 2021Leeds Festival in previous years - and organisers say the event is planned to go ahead in 2021
Leeds Festival in previous years - and organisers say the event is planned to go ahead in 2021
It was only on Wednesday that Leeds Festival announced it would be going ahead this year, and just two days later some ticket options have already sold out on the official website. But that won't stop some people...

Leeds Festival is set to 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.

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Following the announcement of the Government's lockdown roadmap which will permit festivals after June 21 when all restrictions are set to be eased, the festival posted a viral update across Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday.

The festival 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"

But Leeds residents who wanted to enjoy the full weekend on 'the fields' needed to act fast, as weekend tickets for the festival have already sold out on the official Leeds Festival website.

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Saturday tickets have also proved hugely popular, with only limited numbers of Friday and Sunday tickets left.

Such fast-selling tickets came as a shock to some people who took to social media to express their confusion that they were unable to get tickets officially after such a short amount of time.

One person commented on the Leeds Festival Facebook page: "Have weekend tickets sold out already? I'm trying to buy I'm so confused."

Another tweeted: "Wow Leeds Fest really sold out already. Will they release anymore? #LeedsFestival #leedsfest."

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Those who weren't as rapid with ticket-buying as others have also turned to social media to ask for help, with an influx of tweets with Leeds Festival hashtags and comments on the Leeds Festival Facebook page from people begging for anyone selling tickets to step forward.

One person is 'literally desperate': "Has anyone got any 2-3 Sunday Leeds festival tickets selling I'm literally desperate. #Leedsfest #leedsfesttickets"

Whilst another will be 'forever grateful' for a ticket: "Anyone selling 2 weekend tickets for Leeds fest? Will be forever grateful"

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But it might not be too difficult for those who are displaying sheer desperation for a ticket - if they're willing to pay beyond the ticket's face value in some cases.

Some lucky ticket-holders have decided they're 'off to Cream(fields) instead', or that they are 'going on holiday then' so are able to sell their tickets to others.

These are at face value: "Selling 4 Leeds Fest tickets, going on holiday then so I can’t go - face value" and "Got 2 tickets weekend tickets for Leeds going as I’m off to cream instead", but others are not being so generous.

One person tweeted that they are selling two weekend tickets at £500 each, which means they will make nearly 100 per cent profit on the sale of their tickets as they retailed at around £232 officially.

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Another wants £350 for two Sunday tickets - which they bought for only around £80 on the Leeds Festival site.

But these highly priced tickets might be a success for some people, as Facebook comments such as "I'm after two weekend tickets will pay top dollar for them" suggest the tickets are worth such being so immensely inflated in price.

However one Leeds resident is going to be in more luck than anyone else, as one person joked on Twitter that they were selling a ticket for "half a pack of Quavers, a £15 Tesco voucher and 43 chocolate digestives" - which sounds like the best deal of them all.

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