Fake Electric Picnic tickets - Garda issue warning to music fans

Lynda Kiernan

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Lynda Kiernan

Electric Picnic 2018

Electric Picnic 2018

Gardaí have warned music fans about fake Electric Picnic tickets being sold online.

The Gardaí have urged people heading to Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois not to buy print out tickets for the festival starts this Thursday August 30 and runs to Sunday September 2. 

Gardaí have warn that fake print-at-home tickets for Electric Picnic are being sold online.

The print-at-home ticket format has not been used for Electric Picnic and the Gardaí and organisers recommend that the public do not buy from unauthorised or unknown sources. The Gardaí also warn that third party payment sites are being used to take money off unsuspecting fans in these scams.

Detective Chief Superintendent Pat Lordan is attached to the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau.

"We are working closely with the organisers to prevent fans being left disappointed by the activities of criminals. It is important to stress that the print-at-home format is not being used for Electric Picnic and that the public only buy tickets from authorised sources,” he said.

Stage times of performers here.