Garda warning over fake Electric Picnic tickets

Electric Picnic takes place this weekend.
Electric Picnic takes place this weekend.

An Garda Síochána has warned fans heading to Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois, this weekend to be on the lookout for fake tickets.

They said 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 Gardai recommend that the public do not buy from unauthorised or unknown sources. An Garda Síochána is also warning that third party payment sites are being used to take money off unsuspecting fans in these scams.

Detective Chief Superintendent Pat Lordan, of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau, said: “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.”