xeter students are annoyed that they may miss out on tickets for Radio 1’s Big Weekend at Powderham Castle because of Ticketmaster’s postcode policy.
50,000 tickets are available for the event which has so far announced performances from Coldplay, Jake Bugg, Chase and Status, Ellie Goulding, Craig David and Bring Me the Horizon.
Tickets will be released for the event on April 4th from 8am. Local residents have been given priority status with 60 per cent of the tickets reserved for residents in Exeter City and Teignbridge District Councils.
A further 35 per cent of the tickets have been reserved for others in the South West including other Exeter postcodes, Plymouth and Taunton. Only 5 per cent of tickets are available to people outside of the area.
However, Ticketmaster’s policy that ticket purchases can only be made on debit and credit cards registered to your home address means Exeter students may miss out.
This has disappointed many students who were hoping to go and some took to social media to voice their concerns.
Dennis Luo, an Exeter student said: “I was really looking forward to going to Radio 1’s Big Weekend so I’m disappointed students will miss out because of this policy.”
A Radio 1 spokesman said: “Ticketmaster are handling the ticket process on behalf of Radio 1 and it is their requirement that the card details match up with the address that they live at.”
The festival is set to take place over both the 28th and 29th of May.