Leeds Festival Tickets: How to buy and sell Leeds Fest tickets at the last minute without getting turned away at the gates


With Leeds Festival about to start, many are making last ditch attempts to purchase tickets for this year’s event.

The festival will be held across this Bank Holiday weekend for the first time since 2019 and will be headlined by Liam Gallagher, Stormzy, Biffy Clyro, Post Malone, Disclosure and Catfish and The Bottlemen.

With the music set to kick off from tomorrow, many fans are now making a desperate last minute attempt to buy tickets for the shows or, in some cases, offload tickets they no longer need.

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Here’s everything you need to know and what to watch out for if you’re planning on buying, selling or looking to get a refund for a ticket.

Buying tickets

Tickets for Leeds Festival have been sold out for quite some time and the official operators of the festival advise wannabe attendees to only purchase tickets through “trusted resellers including Ticketmaster, See Tickets and Twickets”.

They write: “We’ve seen a huge increase in tickets on sale on sites such as Depop, Ebay, Gumtree and Viagogo etc. Unofficial resales do not give you the same rights and protections. Don’t fall for a scam.

“There are lots of people selling tickets to Reading and Leeds that might not even exist. If you turn up with a fake ticket you will be turned away from the festival, so don’t chance it. We strongly advise against purchasing from unofficial third party outlets or from people you don’t know on social media.”



Thousands will be heading to Bramham Park for Leeds Fest 2021
Thousands will be heading to Bramham Park for Leeds Fest 2021

Leeds Festival lists their only trusted resale outlets as Ticketmaster, See Tickets and Twickets.

They say: “No other agents are authorised to sell and any listing on unauthorised site cannot be guaranteed to gain entry to the events.”

The terms and conditions on the site also state: “Do not buy tickets or goods from unlawful street traders/touts. They are invalid.”

Despite this, many are buying and trying to sell tickets on social media.

One of the ways in which this is being done is through Ticketmaster Exchange, which allows someone who bought a ticket and can no longer go to sell their ticket online through the ticket company.



Leeds Festival is taking place for the first time since 2019

Selling tickets

Anyone wanting to sell tickets is advised to do so through either the ticket exchange service on Ticketmaster or Twickets.

Both of these services allow fans who have purchased tickets and are no longer able to go to sell them on for the face value of the ticket or cheaper.

Others on social media pages for Leeds Festival have been appealing to others who may want to buy spare tickets and agreeing prices through there.

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Getting a refund

In the festival’s terms and conditions, it says: “Refunds are only considered on major cancellation, substantial alteration or by special exception determined by FR (Festival Republic).

“Refunds should be obtained from the point of purchase, no later than three months after the event.

“A minimum of the face value of the ticket will be refunded.

“Refunds of booking fees per ticket are subject to the T&Cs of the point of sale.”

There is also no mention on the website as to whether anyone who comes down with coronavirus before the event or is told they need to self-isolate through the NHS will receive an automatic refund.

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