Music fans were left furious after not receiving their Glastonbury Festival VIP tickets, which cost up to £600 (€683/$764), in time for the weekend’s event.
Manchester-based GT Events sold fans VIP hospitality tickets for huge sums, but when the tickets did not arrive ahead of the first day, some festival-goers denied entry to the venue were forced to sleep in vehicles.
The Sun reported that one fan, Paul Orange, said: “Not exactly how I expected my Glasto to start but at least we are close for the night.”
Kareena Talbot, of Wigan, paid £900 and said she was gutted.
GT Events manager, Michael Juma, said he had warned customers not to travel to Glastonbury until everything was confirmed because his suppliers had “let him down.”
According to the Sun newspaper, Juma has promised to refund the customers who did not gain access to the festival.
Glastonbury Festival officials said: “We are not aware of GT Events and have no relationship with them.
“See Tickets is the only ticket agency permitted to sell tickets for Glastonbury Festival.
“No other site, agency or company is allocated tickets. Any other company or individual claiming to sell Glastonbury Festival tickets is bogus.”