Festival Republic’s Ticket Warning

London-based promoter Festival Republic has issued another warning about unauthorised agencies offering tickets to the Reading, Leeds and Latitude festivals.

“Please note that Bookmetickets.com are not authorised by us to sell our event tickets, we have not supplied them with any official tickets to sell and we have no relationship with them at all,” says a note on the company Web site. “Therefore we would not advise buying tickets for our events from them.”

Last year Reading and Leeds in particular suffered because bogus agencies sold tickets they didn’t have. Hundreds of customers were left without tickets to major festivals.

Presale tickets for Reading and Leeds have sold out. More tickets will become available in spring when the lineup is confirmed.

U.K. police have taken action to close 11 ticketing Web sites based in Hungary, according to the BBC News. It follows complaints about tickets not being supplied in addition to alleged trademark and copyright offences.

The sites police have targeted include TakeThattour.com, Oasistickets.net and Tinaturnertickets.net.