This article was published in 2009.

If you were unsuccessful getting a ticket for Leeds Festival tonight, do not despair.

In a first-of-its-kind arrangement, festival organisers Festival Republic have lined up Europe's leading secondary ticketing company, viagogo (, to be their official secondary ticketing and ticket exchange partner.

And viagogo will have a physical pick-up point at the Leeds Festival site.

Melvin Benn, Managing Director of Festival Republic said: "There were some disastrous ticketing issues last year leaving many fans disappointed after buying non-existent resale tickets. A number of rouge ticketing websites sprung up offering fans tickets to our festivals that they did not posses. We have therefore agreed to work with viagogo as the recommended and only official ticket exchange for the Reading, Leeds, and Latitude festivals. If fans use other ticket exchanges or buy from unauthorised agents they risk being defrauded and not getting their festival tickets."

As a special offer to Leeds Music Scene visitors you can use our Viagogo voucher code to save 5% off all Leeds Festival tickets - use code 'VGG762' (expires 19th April 2009).

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