Festival Season

Festival Season

Ah, summer! The time for BBQs, pals, beer gardens and bliss. Oh, it's also the time for music festivals! But what better time for touts to really exploit genuine fans.

Are you ready for it?!
Matthew Butlin | Co-Founder

In recent years, festivals have been trying to combat touting, starting with the revolutionary system of photos on tickets, spearheaded by the legend that is Michael Eavis at Glastonbury festival. (If you're reading this, Michael, we at AnotherTicket are only too happy to accept complimentary backstage passes for the Pyramid Stage!) Thanks to Eavis' intevention, this drew attention to the problem of touts outside the confines of stadiums or arenas. Here, your good friends at AnotherTicket are committed to helping stem the flow of unethical festival tickets sales. Remember not to make the touts rich: enjoy your summer festivals and support real music.

So, without further ado, here are some of the amazing festivals to look forward to over the coming few months:

• UK
Leeds Festival, 2015

Headliners:
Mumford and Sons, Metalica, Libertines, Deadmau5
With massive acts performing all music genres from metal, punk, rock, folk, dance, to rave and hip-hop, Leeds has capacity for 80000 fans, all in the mood for an amazing bank holiday weekend, watching new and established bands big and small. 28 – 30 August at Bramham Park, Leeds.

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Boardmasters Festival, 2015
Headliners:
Faithless, Rudimental, Catfish and the Bottlemen, De La Soul
This renowned festival sees thousands of genuine fans descend on Newquay for two days of fun in the sun, (hopefully!) sea, sand and surfing... oh and some amazing acts hitting those stages! 07 - 09 August, Watergate Bay, Newquay.

Read more at Board Masters

SW4 Festival, 2015
Headliners:
Faithless, Fatboy Slim, Eric Prydz
20,000 ravers and dance fans return to London’s biggest outdoor dance festival which is now in its 12th year. Feeling the beat? Make sure you drink plenty of water! 28 – 30 August, Clapham Common, London.

Read more at South West Four

• Europe
Benicassim Festival, Spain, 2015
Headliners: Blur, The Prodigy, Portishead, and Florence + The Machine
One of Spain’s best music festivals; it has everything...sun, sea, sound and sangria! This year’s line-up consists of Brit Pop sensations Blur on their reunion tour, as well as big beat specialists Prodigy and the full-swinging force of Florence + the Machine. 16 –19 July, Benicassim, Costa Azahar.

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Oktoberfest, Germany, 2015
For those of you who like the beer and merriment of a festival but aren’t necessarily music fans, (how dare you!) then don't forget Oktoberfest, which, ironically, doesn't even begin in October! This festival is a place where it's socially acceptable to gorge yourself with Bratwurst and beer, as well as taking in all the traditional lederhosen on display. But don't blame us if you come back to the UK with a three-day hangover! 19 September – 04 October.

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  • 28 Aug 2015

Visitor Comments

  • Mandy Moo:
    "Great to see a site which promotes fairness. I have not been able to go a festival this year due to the crazy prices resold tickets are being put up at. Now next year I know I can go at fair prices! Thanks another ticket for paving the way!"
    Friday 28th August 2015

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