Neil Young and Arcade Fire fans in the U.K. have gotten a mega-deal on tickets to two Canadian artists' upcoming headline appearances at London's Hyde Park due to an online error. A URL leak allowing the public an offer for discount tickets for both Young and Arcade Fire's headline shows, intended only for staff of ticket agency AXS for staff, went viral on June 27, which fans jumped on.
According to an article posted June 27 at NME.com, tickets for the two headline appearances at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time festival held at London's historic venue were offered for a mere £2.50 (approx $4.25 U.S.) for each of the shows. The tickets have a face value of £66 (approx $112.35 U.S.)
Organizers of the Barclaycard BST festival, which runs from July 3 - July 13, have confirmed that fans who took advantage of the discounted ticket offer will have their tickets honoured. The AXS offer has since been withdrawn.
Arcade Fire with special guests Jake Bugg, Wild Beasts, and Future Islands will kick-off the annual 10-day U.K. summer extravaganza on July 3. Neil Young and Crazy Horse with special guests The National, Tom Odell, as well as Half Moon Run will perform on July 12. Other headliners during the event include: Black Sabbath, McBusted, The Libertines and Tom Jones. For more details, check out AXS.com/UK.
Arcade Fire is currently on world tour in support of their hugely succesful 2013 studio album "Reflektor," which topped the charts in the U.K., U.S. and Canada and reached No. 1 on iTunes in 40 countries. They will return to North America for a string of dates beginning July 30 in Mountain View, Calif. at the Shoreline Amphitheatre
Neil Young recently released a new studio album titled "A Letter Home," co-produced by Jack White, which contains low-fi acoustic renditions of classic songs by a range of artists which influenced the legendary Canuck singer-songwriter in his formative years. The two-time Grammy winner will kick off a summer tour with Crazy Horse on July 7 at Reykjavik, Iceland Laugardalshöllin and be back in North America for his annual appearance at the Bridge School Benefit on Oct. 25 - 26.
Did you know? Arcade Fire and Neil Young are mutual fans and have performed together at the 2011 and 2013 Bridge School Benefit.