Parklife fan Hamish Wigley-Smith loses VIP passes for selling tickets

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Parklife festival
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This year's festival is due to be held in September

A music fan who tried to sell tickets for a festival after he won VIP passes in a competition has had his prize revoked by the organisers.

Hamish Wigley-Smith tweeted he would be selling his tickets for the Parklife only to be told: "Lol. Your tickets have just been cancelled pal."

The 19-year-old put a price of £300 on his original £100 tickets for the event at Heaton Park, Manchester.

Parklife has been contacted for a comment by the BBC.

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The tweet from the festival has been taken down

Mr Wigley-Smith, from Bishop Auckland in County Durham, had tickets for last year's cancelled festival which entitled him to claim a set for this year's event.

He spotted a contest to win VIP-guest list tickets and was overjoyed when he won.

The contest rewarded the funniest group chat name fans could devised and he won with a screenshot of his friends' group named 'Turn the Heaton On'.

'Grief online'

Mr Wigley-Smith tweeted: "I'd love to know what I was supposed to do with tickets I already had before I won the other ones."

He told the BBC: "Maybe I should have put them up for sale at face value but I think lots of other people would have done the same."

The supermarket worker still has his original tickets but is in two-minds whether to attend the sell-out festival in September,

"It's a good line-up this year but I'm 50-50 because of all of the grief I received online," he said.

The row has continued on social media, where one poster said: "The guy got cheeky and tried to rip someone off."

But another defended him, saying: "He should be allowed to do what he wants."

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