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Newsflash – Oxegen not really sold out at all, at all

Here’s the press release from the mighty MCD In order to combat ticket touting, a limited number of extra weekend camping tickets for the sold out OXEGEN festival will go on sale this Friday 20 June. Following concerns from genuine …

Fri, Jun 13, 2008, 12:18

   

Here’s the press release from the mighty MCD

In order to combat ticket touting, a limited number of extra weekend camping tickets for the sold out OXEGEN festival will go on sale this Friday 20 June.

Following concerns from genuine fans last year about ticket touting and signs that tickets for this year’s festival have been selling on various unofficial websites for as much as €486, a limited number of extra tickets have been made available and fans are strongly advised to only purchase tickets via the OXEGEN website (www.oxegen.ie) or through Ticketmaster. 3 day camping tickets sold out over 3 months ago within days of going on sale.

I’m beginning to wonder if there is really such a thing any more as a sold-out gig. OK, so some shows (like last night’s awesome Lykke Li gig at the Sugar Club in Dublin) are sold out but the gigs in fields always seem to have room for a few more punters. Didn’t “limited extra tickets” go on sale for the Lenny Cohen shows too? Are music promoters the new estate agents and are we going to have to get proof in the shape of Ticketmaster manifests when they announce a show is sold out? Or did someone come up with a new dictionary definition of “sold out” when we weren’t looking?