Ticketmaster Accidentally Ships Thousands Of Festival Tickets Ahead Of Schedule
Paradiso Festival in Washington state is scheduled to host headliners Skrillex, Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Alesso and more, however a mixup in ticketing has created a rocky situation for the festival. This year’s installment now faces potential ticket fraud as Ticketmaster shipped out Paradiso tickets a little early. The snafu resulted in thousands of now-invalid tickets with faulty barcodes shipped to fans that utitilized the festival's payment plan. We encourage aspiring festival goers to not purchase Paradiso tickets that are not verified.
A representative at Ticketmaster told EDM.com that "canceling all of the barcodes was a precaution," so that tickets were not stolen from customers who weren't expecting their delivery on that particular day. Ticketmaster insited that all of the invalid tickets have been recovered and destroyed, however EDM.com recommends that all attendees confirm the authenticity of second-hand tickets when purchasing from sites like StubHub.
In order to verify your 2015 ticket, you can contact Ticketmaster at 1-800-653-8000.
[H/T: Dance Music Northwest]
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