Touts sell Tayside tickets for BBC Biggest Weekend for eight times face value

Noel Gallagher will make a headline appearance

Tickets for Radio 2’s Biggest Weekend in Perth are being sold for more than £200 on secondary ticketing sites.

Saturday tickets for Noel Gallagher’s Scone Palace headline appearance in May sold out on Monday and were originally priced at £18 plus £4.50 booking fee.

The BBC said people trying to use resold or cancelled tickets will be refused entry to the venue.

A spokesman for the broadcaster said the lead booker’s name will be printed on all tickets.

“ID checks will be carried out at the entrance,” he said.

Mid-Scotland and Fife Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser said: “I know there will be a lot of disappointed local residents seeking tickets on secondary markets and I would encourage them not to do so.”

BBC BIGGEST WEEKEND: Tickets went on sale today and some are still available for Dundee folk