British Summer Time Festival to let fans keep £2.50 Arcade Fire tickets sold in error

Ticket page URL intended for promoter affiliates leaked on social media

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British Summer Time Festival will honour the tickets for Arcade Fire, Black Sabbath, McBusted and more's Hyde Park dates that were sold this morning at the curiously bargain bin price of £2.50.

Word of the hugely discounted tickets – down from their original price of between £50 and £295 – spread on Twitter and Facebook this morning.

Sold through the main BST site, thousands of music fans took a punt on  the tickets, knowing that if they did turn out to have been added in error and were rescinded they only stood to lose small change.

Rumours circulated that the URL for the purchase page was leaked by the promotional company AEG Live, with ticketing company AXS later confirming that the discount was intended for "companies that are connected with the promoter".

Arcade Fire are set to headline the festival on 3 July

Many feared that the tickets might be voided unless they were bought using an email address associated with AEG or an affiliate, but AXS has now confirmed to IB Times UK that it plans to honour all of them.

Arcade Fire, Black Sabbath, The Libertines and McBusted are among the acts headlining dates at the festival next month, with support coming from The National, Future Islands, Wild Beasts, Soundgarden and more.