Only one day after tickets went on sale and sold out for this year’s Splendour In The Grass, scalpers have already begun their attack on desperate music fans by advertising tickets to the three day music festival through online auctioning and classified websites at ridiculously inflated prices.

Websites like Gumtree and eBay have been inundated with people seeking to auction off their tickets, as The Music reports, taking advantage of unsuspecting punters keen to do anything that they can to get to the event, taking place Friday 26 to Sunday 28 July at North Byron Parklands and featuring exclusive performances by the likes of Mumford & Sons, The National, and TV On The Radio.

Following weeks of lineup speculation and anticipation, tickets went on sale yesterday morning and within an hour of going on sale, organisers of the annual event advised that all 3 day, single day, and camping tickets to the 2013 event had completely sold out in a ticket-buying box office rush.

Despite further announcing a series of sideshows for disspointed festival fans – including this morning’s announcement of sideshows from Of Monsters & Men and Darwin Deez – those who missed out during the frenzied Splendour ticket-grab eager to head to the event are still seeking alternative avenues of securing themselves a spot at the festival.

Ticke pricing for the event included $105 for a camping pass, $147 for a single day ticket, and $359 for a full three-day pass, but those desperate to head to the event are willing to shell out exorbitant amounts well above those prices, despite the risk of being mislead into fakes or counterfeits.

Over on GumtreeAmy’s making a generous profit, selling her 3 day pass at $700, and this Malvern resident is willing to shell out an outrageous $1,500 for entry to the event. In a strange turn, sellers ‘Jason‘ and questionably named seller ‘Tix‘ are obviously two very generous people, offering free tickets to Splendour to those who are willing to send them interesting snapchat photos. Listings reported to have been posted on Ebay have now also now been pulled from the website.

Event organisers have also strongly advised against the selling and purchasing of scalped tickets, taking to Twitter to warn would-be sellers:

It was only two months ago that Consumer Affairs Victoria issued a warning to punters regarding the increasing number of online ticket-selling scams. Notifying how frauds will convince buyers to pay the large sums upfront to the seller whilst the tickets in question will often simply not be sent to the buyer or will have been featured on the advertisement only as a fake mock-up.

Unfortunately little to no buyer protection exists on the aforementioned online auction websites, meaning that you could easily be dishing out wads of cash with no promise of return or insurance. Furthermore, Splendour tickets require full details including name, date of birth, and corresponding ID to be allowed entry into the festival.

There’s not much that can stop people from advertising scalped tickets and there will always be a market of despondent festival fans eager to get their hands on a ticket. In reality though, sideshows are a-plenty and when it comes to buying second hand tickets, the risks outweigh the benefits. Don’t be fooled!

Splendour 2013 Sideshows

Of Monsters & Men (dates & details here)
Darwin Deez (dates & details here)

Confirmed but details TBA:

James Blake
Palma Violets
Jake Bugg
Deap Vally
Everything Everything

Splendour In The Grass 2013 Lineup


Mumford & Sons (Exclusive to Splendour)
TV On The Radio (Exclusive to Splendour)
Architecture In Helsinki
Matt Corby
Flight Facilities
Boy & Bear
Darwin Deez
You Am I (performing Sound As Ever and Hi-Fi Way)
Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes
Portugal. The Man
Robert Delong
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Deap Vally
Dune Rats
Cub Scouts
Yolanda Be Cool
Xaphoon Jones (aka Noah Chiddy Bang)

The National (Exclusive to Splendour)
Empire Of The Sun
Bernard Fanning
Birds Of Tokyo
Polyphonic Spree (performing the Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Fat Freddy’s Drop
Cold War Kids
Sarah Blasko
Ms Mr
Cloud Control
Something For Kate
Chet Faker
Jake Bugg
Palma Violets
Vance Joy
Jagwar Ma
Violent Soho
Art Of Sleeping
Alice in Wonderland DJ set
Bad Ezzy

Frank Ocean
Of Monsters & Men
The Presets
Passion Pit
James Blake
Laura Marling
Mystery Band
The Rubens
The Drones
Everything Everything
The Bamboos
Surfer Blood
Little Green Cars
The Jungle Giants
The Growl
The Chemist
What So Not
Peking Duk
Tyler Touche

Splendour In The Grass 2013 Dates & Tickets

Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July
North Byron Parklands, Yelgun

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Ticket prices
Three day event ticket: $350 + BF
One day event ticket: $140 + BF
Camping pass: $99 + BF
Country Club ticket: $699+BF

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