Wireless: Fans Turned Away

Hundreds of music fans have been turned away from a festival in Hyde Park after finding their tickets were fakes.

Fans sold fake festival tickets

Nicki Minaj performs at the Barclaycard Wireless Festival 2012 at Hyde Park in London.
Nicki Minaj performs at the Barclaycard Wireless Festival 2012 at Hyde Park in London. Credit: PA

Hundreds of music fans have been turned away from a festival after finding their tickets were fakes.

Live Nation, promoters of this weekend's Barclaycard Wireless Festival, said many of those who had purchased tickets from third party websites such as Gumtree and eBay have been refused entry as their tickets are counterfeit.

The three-day event at Hyde Park has seen 65,000 revellers enjoy performances by acts including Nicki Minaj and Professor Green, while Rihanna headlines on Sunday.

Live Nation said the fraudulent tickets had been created by parties preying on music fans who did not use official ticket outlets.