Electric Picnic sells out in under five minutes

The music festival is due to announce its line-up at noon today

The Electric Picnic has sold out tickets, hours before it was due to announce its lineup for 2017. Photograph: Niall Bouzon/Inpho/Red Bull

The Electric Picnic has sold out tickets, hours before it was due to announce its lineup for 2017. Photograph: Niall Bouzon/Inpho/Red Bull

 

Electric Picnic has sold out in less than five minutes after tickets went on sale at 9am on Thursday morning.

The event is due to announce its line-up at an event at noon today. Before an act was announced, though, all tickets were sold out for the weekend festival, which takes place from Friday, September 1st to Sunday, September 3rd. The event’s capacity is 55,000.

Fans were quick to take to Twitter to voice their dismay, and this latest frustration is likely to lead to more calls for controls on the secondary ticket market. Tickets were already available on secondary ticket markets Seatwave and Viagogo within minutes of selling out on Ticketmaster for between €323 and €500. The original price for a weekend ticket is €240.

The xx, Duran DuranChaka Khan and A Tribe Called Quest are among the main headliners at this year’s Electric Picnic festival. Among the other main acts on the bill are Interpol, Run the Jewels, London Grammar, Madness and Father John MistyAnnie Mac and The Divine Comedy are among the Irish acts on the lineup