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Huge demand for Big Weekend tickets

Tickets to BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend event in Hull sold out in less than an hour.

Tickets for the event, which will take place on May 27-28, went on sale at 9.10am yesterday (Monday). By 10am, organisers confirmed that 50,000 tickets across the two days had been sold.

The tickets themselves were free and limited to two per person, with the majority reserved for people living in East Yorkshire.

However, orders did carry a booking fee of £8.50. Additionally, with no public parking facilities on site, visitors will have to pay £13 per person for bus services, with secure parking at park-and-ride sites in Hull available for £7.50 per car.

The event, which will take place at Burton Constable Hall, will feature pop stars such as Katy Perry, Little Mix, Stormzy and Kings of Leon, with a full line-up set to be announced on April 19.

Radio 1 will be running competitions for the remaining tickets over the coming days.

Meanwhile Radio 1 bosses have advised fans against buying tickets on resale websites.

“Those offering tickets for sale or as prizes are breaking the terms and conditions they agreed to during the booking process and we reserve the right to cancel them,” they said.