Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 September 2014

Fake ticket Mumford fans shut out

Fans were sold fake tickets to a Mumford And Sons show

Music fans have been turned away from a Mumford And Sons concert after being sold fake tickets costing up to £300 each.

Long queues formed outside the Portsmouth Guildhall as staff, who had been alerted to the possible forgeries, carefully checked tickets when people arrived for Thursday night's show.

Many of the fake tickets, which had been sold by third-party vendors using ticket sale websites, had been purchased for more than 10 times their face value of £23.50.

The 240 disappointed fans who were turned away included many who had travelled from across the south of England as well as some who had reportedly travelled from America to see the band.

A Hampshire police spokeswoman confirmed that they had been informed of the forgeries and have launched an investigation.

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