It has been widely reported that there are many fake sites for all this summer's festivals. Just last week Festival Republic had two bogus fan pages closed down after they claimed to offer free Reading Festival tickets. This particular scam involves people registering for free tickets and is essentially a third party phishing personal information such as email addresses.
All official ticket agents, partners and web pages are listed on the Reading and Leeds websites under the 'Ticket' section. Festival Republic have also listed unauthorised websites and agents that they are currently aware of on their websites, but more are being set up and closed down all the time so the promoters are urging fans to remain alert.
In a statement, Festival Republic says, "Please do not register with any third party claiming to represent Reading and Leeds Festival, if you are unsure please call the information line 0207 009 3001."