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Ticket Information - Swansea

Important Information for Ticket Holders

Tickets for the BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend are printed with the lead booker’s name on them; however tickets may be transferred to family and friends, and the lead booker does NOT need to attend the event EXCEPT in the following two cases:
a. For those who applied for tickets from Pot 1 and Pot 2, if the tickets do not arrive in the post and the customer needs to collect replacements, photo ID and proof of address will be required. This is done in order to verify their address and entitlement to local resident tickets.
b. For those who applied for Pot 3 tickets in Swansea, these tickets are paperless and the lead booker needs to attend the event, bringing ID and the card used to make the booking with them. All those in the party need to arrive together.

Not usually. If you have received your tickets in the post it is perfectly ok to turn up separately from the lead booker. However, those who ordered Pot 3 tickets for Swansea (paperless tickets) and those collecting replacement tickets at any of the venues will need to arrive together.

You MAY be asked for ID at the entrance to the event in order to verify your age. There is no age restriction to be able to attend the event; however those aged 16 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult aged 18+ in order to attend.
Acceptable forms of ID are a valid passport; valid EU photocard driving licence; a photographic ID card with the National Proof of Age Standards Scheme - PASS - hologram.
Your ID does NOT have to match the name on the ticket.

Yes – assuming they haven’t cancelled the ticket for any reason it is perfectly ok to use it.

** SOLD OUT **

All tickets for The Biggest Weekend in Swansea have now SOLD OUT.

The lead bookers name will be printed on all tickets. Read the full Terms and Conditions for Swansea.

How much are tickets to BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend?

Tickets cost £18 per person (+£4.50 booking fee) for a day ticket for one event location and you may purchase up to four tickets for each day, subject to availability.

Children aged 2 years and under do not require a ticket and will be permitted to attend for free when accompanied by an adult aged 18+. However, please bear in mind these are outdoor events, with large crowds expected which may not be suitable for children of a very young age.

For some of the locations you will also need to purchase car parking or shuttle bus tickets to get to the event – please refer to each city’s event page for further information regarding travel.

How many tickets will be made available for the BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend events?

Across the four event locations there were a total of over 175,000 tickets available to purchase:

· 20,000 per day for Perth
· 18,000 per day for Belfast
· 26,000 per day for Swansea
· 30,000 for Sunday in Coventry and 25,000 for Monday

How are tickets allocated?

Staging each event would be impossible without the help and support of the local councils in each location and a number of tickets (Pot 1) will initially be reserved for residents of the respective council area.

A second set of tickets (Pot 2) will be reserved for others living in the wider surrounding area of each event, with the remainder unreserved (Pot 3).

Please note, to apply for tickets in Pots 1 or 2 you will need to enter the postcode of your home address at the time of purchase in the ‘Enter Offer Code’ box on Ticketmaster. You will be asked for the billing address of the credit card used to book tickets, and further checks will be made to verify your details. If the card is not registered at the address / postcode used when applying for tickets from Pot 1 or 2 you will be asked for proof to verify that you are a resident of the respective area for each Pot. Tickets obtained by using false addresses may be cancelled without notice.

Pots 1 and 2 will be in operation for 7 days from 12th February until midday on Monday 19th February – in the unlikely event that tickets from pots 1 and 2 do not sell out, any unsold tickets will be moved to Pot 3 and put on general sale at this point for anyone to purchase.

The tickets will be divided into three ͚pots͛:

  1. Pot 1 - 60% of tickets will be reserved for those who live in the areas covered by Swansea Council / Cyngor Abertawe residents
  2. Pot 2 - 25% of tickets will be reserved for residents living in all other Swansea (SA), Cardiff (CF), Newport (NP) and Llandrindod Wells (LD) postcodes.
  3. Pot 3 - The remaining 15% will be unreserved.

Please note, if you are successful in getting tickets from Pot 3, you will not receive a physical paper ticket for the event in the post. Your ticket is a paperless ticket, which means that you will need to bring the card that you used at the time of payment as well as a form of I.D with you to the event. This card will then be scanned at the gates to validate your entry, and you will need to arrive at the same time as all guests. Full details and instructions about your paperless ticket will be sent to the email address you provided at the time of booking.

Ticket Restrictions

Is there a limit to the number of tickets that I can purchase for BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend?

You can only purchase tickets for one day, and one location at a time and there will be a strict ticket limit of up to 4 tickets per person, per credit card, per day for all events.

You can, subject to availability, purchase tickets for a second day, or second location, once your first transaction has been completed. You can also purchase a ticket on behalf of someone else, however please note the admission restrictions for Pot 3 in Swansea requires that the card holder MUST enter the event at the same time as all guests as their card will be needed to gain entry.

No more than five transactions across BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend will be accepted on any one credit card.

Please also take a moment to read the Terms & Conditions for ticketing of The Biggest Weekend in Swansea.

Age Restrictions

How old do you have to be to attend BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend?

There are no age limits in place for BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend events however those aged 16 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult aged 18+ and you may be asked for ID to verify your age before being admitted. We accept the following forms of ID: a valid passport; valid EU photocard driving licence; or a photographic ID card with the National Proof of Age Standards Scheme – PASS - hologram.

Children aged 2 years and under do not require a ticket and will be permitted to attend for free when accompanied by an adult aged 18+. However, please bear in mind these are outdoor events, with large crowds expected which may not be suitable for children of a very young age