Needtickets.com launches festival ticket service

LONDON - Needtickets.com has launched a Festival Ticket Guide service that allows users to find and buy tickets to any major UK festival online including Glastonbury.

The Festival Ticket Guide features ticket availability data from every major UK ticket agent in the primary market, including Ticketmaster, See, Ticketline and Ticketweb.

This gives users the ability to compare and buy any available festival ticket from one website, for all the UK's top festivals, including Download, Isle of Wight and Rockness festivals, which start this weekend.

Fans booking at the Download festival will be able to see Kiss, The Offspring and Lost Prophets. The Kaiser Chiefs, The Police, The Sex Pistols are playing at the Isle of Wight festival, while Razorlight and FatBoy Slim are headlining Rockness.

Simon Harper, Needtickets.com founder, said: "Festival tickets differ from usual gig tickets, aside from the fact that each event has multiple tickets for different criteria; day, weekend, camping, age -- they're also sold differently.

"Certain festivals have specific arrangements with ticket agents while others choose to sell the tickets themselves off their own web sites.

"Trying to combine all these factors into the Needtickets search service wasn't providing the optimum solution to our users, hence the launch of a bespoke Festival channel.

"Now our users can click on to and remove the stress of buying a festival ticket, by seeing all their options at a glance."

The tickets on the Needtickets festival guide are sold at their original price plus a standard booking fee and postal charges.