BBC clarifies ticket allocation to see Noel and co at Biggest Weekend in Tayside

Noel Gallagher

The BBC has clarified how its ticketing system will work for a two-day open air music festival in Tayside, after locals feared they would miss out on briefs because of where they live.

The broadcaster announced earlier this week that one of its Biggest Weekend shows would be coming to Perth, with two days of music booked at Scone Palace on May 25 and 26,

The shows will feature Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and award-winning violinist Nigel Kennedy with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Tickets for the event go on sale on Monday February 12, but there has been confusion over how they will be allocated due to the “pot” system the broadcaster is employing to sell them.

The majority of tickets — 60% in all — will go to residents living in the Perth and Kinross Council area, as the local authority has partnered with the BBC for the event.

However, another 25% have been allocated to other music fans living in PH, DD, FK and KY postcodes.

People living in areas such as Invergowrie and Longforgan have contacted the Tele as they are uncertain about which pot they qualify for, as they have DD postcodes.

A BBC spokesman said today that those who live in any postcodes within the Perth and Kinross area, regardless of how their postcode starts, would be included in the larger, 60% pot.

He said: “If you have a DD postcode and you live in the area covered by Perth and Kinross Council, you are eligible for tickets from pot one.

“If you have a DD postcode, but do not live in the area covered by Perth and Kinross Council, you are eligible for tickets from pot two.

“The same applies to those with PH, FK and KY postcodes.”

Tickets will cost £18, plus a £4.50 booking fee.

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