Dismaland tickets: Website crashes again as Banksy denies online ticketing error is a hoax

A spokeswoman for the artist has insisted those trying to get tickets are not part of an extended performance piece

Daisy Wyatt
Wednesday 26 August 2015 08:35
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One of the park's trademark bored steward stands below the rusting Dismaland sign in Weston Super Mare
One of the park's trademark bored steward stands below the rusting Dismaland sign in Weston Super Mare

The Dismaland website for Banksy’s latest show has crashed again, fuelling speculation the online error is part of a deliberate stunt by the artist to make the ‘bemusement park’ experience even worse.

The website crashed over the weekend due to a supposed “unprecedented demand for tickets”, but fans were told another batch of tickets would be released at noon on Tuesday 25 August.

The website went down on Tuesday early afternoon, with the Dismaland Twitter account appearing to mock people desperate to buy tickets online.

A spokeswoman for Banksy has insisted those trying to get tickets are not part of an extended performance piece. She told the BBC the attraction’s website was “100% real” and had crashed “under huge demand”.

The website returned to normal later in the afternoon and tickets were made available to buy.

Dismaland, a dark theme park in the seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare, has been attracting attention from all over the world, with people queuing overnight in an attempt to gain entry.

The theme park, which features work from Damien Hirst, David Dhrigley and Pure Evil, will run until 27 September.

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