Fans refused entry to Mumford & Sons gig at Portsmouth Guildhall

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HUNDREDS of concertgoers were turned away from a Hampshire venue last night after falling victim to an apparent fake ticket scam.

Some of those refused entry to the Mumford & Sons concert had reportedly paid up to £280 for their tickets.

More than 200 people were told they cannot enter Portsmouth Guildhall for the gig.

It is believed most of the fake tickets had been purchased through online agents.

Police have been informed and are reportedly investigating the apparent scam.

Concertgoers reported a “commotion” outside the venue as long queues formed while staff checked tickets, stamping “cancelled” on any found not to be genuine.

Those with invalid tickets were also handed letters explaining the situation to them, and warning that one in ten people fall victim to ticket fraud.

The folk band, led by frontman Marcus Mumford, were at the Hampshire venue as part of their ongoing UK tour.

They shot to fame in September 2009 after releasing debut single, Little Lion Man.

Their debut album, Sigh No More, which was released in October 2009, reached number two in the UK album chart.

It went on to win a Brit Award in 2011 for Best British Album. 

The band's second album, released just two months ago, flew into the UK charts at number one, while also bagging top spot in the US.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9:06pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Lockssmart says...

One born every day of the week
One born every day of the week Lockssmart
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9:10pm Thu 22 Nov 12

andysaints007 says...

Ahhhhh that's a shame. Fancy paying £280 for a ticket - they must have MUG stamped on their foreheads !
Ahhhhh that's a shame. Fancy paying £280 for a ticket - they must have MUG stamped on their foreheads ! andysaints007
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9:32pm Thu 22 Nov 12

chavfreezone says...

Most overrated band ever.
Most overrated band ever. chavfreezone
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9:44pm Thu 22 Nov 12

pushamara says...

andysaints007 wrote:
Ahhhhh that's a shame. Fancy paying £280 for a ticket - they must have MUG stamped on their foreheads !
Seriously?! Most overrated band ever? How many bands do you know of where the lead singer plays the bass drum with one foot, tambourine with the other foot, plays rhythm guitar and also sings.. all at the same time?! Guess you prefer manufactured music like one direction rather than a real band who play there own music! Anyone who hasn't seen them I suggest watching any of there live songs on YouTube and see for yourself!
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: Ahhhhh that's a shame. Fancy paying £280 for a ticket - they must have MUG stamped on their foreheads ![/p][/quote]Seriously?! Most overrated band ever? How many bands do you know of where the lead singer plays the bass drum with one foot, tambourine with the other foot, plays rhythm guitar and also sings.. all at the same time?! Guess you prefer manufactured music like one direction rather than a real band who play there own music! Anyone who hasn't seen them I suggest watching any of there live songs on YouTube and see for yourself! pushamara
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9:57pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Just another reader says...

pushamara wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Ahhhhh that's a shame. Fancy paying £280 for a ticket - they must have MUG stamped on their foreheads !
Seriously?! Most overrated band ever? How many bands do you know of where the lead singer plays the bass drum with one foot, tambourine with the other foot, plays rhythm guitar and also sings.. all at the same time?! Guess you prefer manufactured music like one direction rather than a real band who play there own music! Anyone who hasn't seen them I suggest watching any of there live songs on YouTube and see for yourself!
Think you quoted the wrong chap!
[quote][p][bold]pushamara[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: Ahhhhh that's a shame. Fancy paying £280 for a ticket - they must have MUG stamped on their foreheads ![/p][/quote]Seriously?! Most overrated band ever? How many bands do you know of where the lead singer plays the bass drum with one foot, tambourine with the other foot, plays rhythm guitar and also sings.. all at the same time?! Guess you prefer manufactured music like one direction rather than a real band who play there own music! Anyone who hasn't seen them I suggest watching any of there live songs on YouTube and see for yourself![/p][/quote]Think you quoted the wrong chap! Just another reader
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10:20pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Lockssmart says...

Watch it on YouTube, save £280. Simples
Watch it on YouTube, save £280. Simples Lockssmart
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11:12pm Thu 22 Nov 12

VictorMeldrew says...

Who? Never heard of them.
Who? Never heard of them. VictorMeldrew
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11:23pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Hdg end mo says...

I thought they were a local removal company
I thought they were a local removal company Hdg end mo
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11:45pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Andy Lombardi says...

The business norm of PFC will see that £280 quickly reduce to 11.2p if certain C.V.A. calculations are used to pay them back.

11.2p, over 5 years, less administration costs that is.

Just a thought.
The business norm of PFC will see that £280 quickly reduce to 11.2p if certain C.V.A. calculations are used to pay them back. 11.2p, over 5 years, less administration costs that is. Just a thought. Andy Lombardi
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11:56pm Thu 22 Nov 12

The Music Man says...

In other news, Paul Heaton, from The Beautiful South, was at The Joiners tonight
In other news, Paul Heaton, from The Beautiful South, was at The Joiners tonight The Music Man
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11:57pm Thu 22 Nov 12

VictorMeldrew says...

An interesting thought.
An interesting thought. VictorMeldrew
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11:57pm Thu 22 Nov 12

VictorMeldrew says...

An interesting thought.
An interesting thought. VictorMeldrew
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12:05am Fri 23 Nov 12

pushamara says...

Just another reader wrote:
pushamara wrote:
andysaints007 wrote: Ahhhhh that's a shame. Fancy paying £280 for a ticket - they must have MUG stamped on their foreheads !
Seriously?! Most overrated band ever? How many bands do you know of where the lead singer plays the bass drum with one foot, tambourine with the other foot, plays rhythm guitar and also sings.. all at the same time?! Guess you prefer manufactured music like one direction rather than a real band who play there own music! Anyone who hasn't seen them I suggest watching any of there live songs on YouTube and see for yourself!
Think you quoted the wrong chap!
Yes, apologies!
[quote][p][bold]Just another reader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pushamara[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: Ahhhhh that's a shame. Fancy paying £280 for a ticket - they must have MUG stamped on their foreheads ![/p][/quote]Seriously?! Most overrated band ever? How many bands do you know of where the lead singer plays the bass drum with one foot, tambourine with the other foot, plays rhythm guitar and also sings.. all at the same time?! Guess you prefer manufactured music like one direction rather than a real band who play there own music! Anyone who hasn't seen them I suggest watching any of there live songs on YouTube and see for yourself![/p][/quote]Think you quoted the wrong chap![/p][/quote]Yes, apologies! pushamara
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2:13am Fri 23 Nov 12

TheJoiners says...

The Music Man wrote:
In other news, Paul Heaton, from The Beautiful South, was at The Joiners tonight
Did you go Music Man?

He smashed it, was incredible. TY Mr H :-)
[quote][p][bold]The Music Man[/bold] wrote: In other news, Paul Heaton, from The Beautiful South, was at The Joiners tonight[/p][/quote]Did you go Music Man? He smashed it, was incredible. TY Mr H :-) TheJoiners
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5:57am Fri 23 Nov 12

Funk Dr Spock says...

Awful ,over rated ,over privaliged ,over educated band atleast they play their own instruments i suppose.But what idiot wouild pay £280 to see them .My god i wouldnt pay that to see Jimi Hendrix....
Awful ,over rated ,over privaliged ,over educated band atleast they play their own instruments i suppose.But what idiot wouild pay £280 to see them .My god i wouldnt pay that to see Jimi Hendrix.... Funk Dr Spock
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6:56am Fri 23 Nov 12

MisterGrimsdale says...

Funk Dr Spock wrote:
Awful ,over rated ,over privaliged ,over educated band atleast they play their own instruments i suppose.But what idiot wouild pay £280 to see them .My god i wouldnt pay that to see Jimi Hendrix....
"Over Educated" Of course. Better to be thick and angry and read the Daily Mirror.
[quote][p][bold]Funk Dr Spock[/bold] wrote: Awful ,over rated ,over privaliged ,over educated band atleast they play their own instruments i suppose.But what idiot wouild pay £280 to see them .My god i wouldnt pay that to see Jimi Hendrix....[/p][/quote]"Over Educated" Of course. Better to be thick and angry and read the Daily Mirror. MisterGrimsdale
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8:22am Fri 23 Nov 12

Manicsaintbloke says...

I paid £25 to see the manic street preachers In Bournemouth a few years ago the most underrated band in Britain
I paid £25 to see the manic street preachers In Bournemouth a few years ago the most underrated band in Britain Manicsaintbloke
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8:24am Fri 23 Nov 12

Ozmosis says...

Funk Dr Spock wrote:
Awful ,over rated ,over privaliged ,over educated band atleast they play their own instruments i suppose.But what idiot wouild pay £280 to see them .My god i wouldnt pay that to see Jimi Hendrix....
Unlike your good self, who clearly is rather lacking in quality education, as you can't string a set of sentences together - spelling, punctuation and grammar all faulty. :-p
[quote][p][bold]Funk Dr Spock[/bold] wrote: Awful ,over rated ,over privaliged ,over educated band atleast they play their own instruments i suppose.But what idiot wouild pay £280 to see them .My god i wouldnt pay that to see Jimi Hendrix....[/p][/quote]Unlike your good self, who clearly is rather lacking in quality education, as you can't string a set of sentences together - spelling, punctuation and grammar all faulty. :-p Ozmosis
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9:25am Fri 23 Nov 12

rich the stitch says...

Lockssmart wrote:
Watch it on YouTube, save £280. Simples
Ah yes, watching a band on youtube compaired to seeing them live, is like watching **** on the internet compaired to having sex.
[quote][p][bold]Lockssmart[/bold] wrote: Watch it on YouTube, save £280. Simples[/p][/quote]Ah yes, watching a band on youtube compaired to seeing them live, is like watching **** on the internet compaired to having sex. rich the stitch
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10:08am Fri 23 Nov 12

St Retford says...

Here is a perfectly fair and measured review of Mumford & Sons, for those unfamiliar with their work:

http://thequietus.co
m/articles/10744-mum
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ew-mr-agreeable
Here is a perfectly fair and measured review of Mumford & Sons, for those unfamiliar with their work: http://thequietus.co m/articles/10744-mum ford-sons-babel-revi ew-mr-agreeable St Retford
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10:09am Fri 23 Nov 12

St Retford says...

Manicsaintbloke wrote:
I paid £25 to see the manic street preachers In Bournemouth a few years ago the most underrated band in Britain
They were one of the best-selling bands of the 90s - I don't think they're that underrated.

(Unless you include the Nicky Wire solo album which was amazing but only bought by seven people.)
[quote][p][bold]Manicsaintbloke[/bold] wrote: I paid £25 to see the manic street preachers In Bournemouth a few years ago the most underrated band in Britain[/p][/quote]They were one of the best-selling bands of the 90s - I don't think they're that underrated. (Unless you include the Nicky Wire solo album which was amazing but only bought by seven people.) St Retford
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10:12am Fri 23 Nov 12

St Retford says...

pushamara wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Ahhhhh that's a shame. Fancy paying £280 for a ticket - they must have MUG stamped on their foreheads !
Seriously?! Most overrated band ever? How many bands do you know of where the lead singer plays the bass drum with one foot, tambourine with the other foot, plays rhythm guitar and also sings.. all at the same time?! Guess you prefer manufactured music like one direction rather than a real band who play there own music! Anyone who hasn't seen them I suggest watching any of there live songs on YouTube and see for yourself!
Does being a 'real' band who write their own songs and play their own instruments make you better than someone that doesn't?

Are Shed 7 therefore better than Elvis Presley?
[quote][p][bold]pushamara[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: Ahhhhh that's a shame. Fancy paying £280 for a ticket - they must have MUG stamped on their foreheads ![/p][/quote]Seriously?! Most overrated band ever? How many bands do you know of where the lead singer plays the bass drum with one foot, tambourine with the other foot, plays rhythm guitar and also sings.. all at the same time?! Guess you prefer manufactured music like one direction rather than a real band who play there own music! Anyone who hasn't seen them I suggest watching any of there live songs on YouTube and see for yourself![/p][/quote]Does being a 'real' band who write their own songs and play their own instruments make you better than someone that doesn't? Are Shed 7 therefore better than Elvis Presley? St Retford
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10:17am Fri 23 Nov 12

Lockssmart says...

rich the stitch wrote:
Lockssmart wrote:
Watch it on YouTube, save £280. Simples
Ah yes, watching a band on youtube compaired to seeing them live, is like watching **** on the internet compaired to having sex.
Nowt wrong with ****. You don't have to chat it up, by it drinks, give it a lift home and you can adjust how tight you want it. It doesn't whinge at you, or tell you not to go to football. You spend your £280 watching a load of losers mugging you off.
[quote][p][bold]rich the stitch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lockssmart[/bold] wrote: Watch it on YouTube, save £280. Simples[/p][/quote]Ah yes, watching a band on youtube compaired to seeing them live, is like watching **** on the internet compaired to having sex.[/p][/quote]Nowt wrong with ****. You don't have to chat it up, by it drinks, give it a lift home and you can adjust how tight you want it. It doesn't whinge at you, or tell you not to go to football. You spend your £280 watching a load of losers mugging you off. Lockssmart
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10:26am Fri 23 Nov 12

sofa_king_right says...

pushamara wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Ahhhhh that's a shame. Fancy paying £280 for a ticket - they must have MUG stamped on their foreheads !
Seriously?! Most overrated band ever? How many bands do you know of where the lead singer plays the bass drum with one foot, tambourine with the other foot, plays rhythm guitar and also sings.. all at the same time?! Guess you prefer manufactured music like one direction rather than a real band who play there own music! Anyone who hasn't seen them I suggest watching any of there live songs on YouTube and see for yourself!
Why doesn't he also strap some cymbals to his knees and get a harmonica?
Then he could become a one man band, sack the others, and keep all the money for himself!
[quote][p][bold]pushamara[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: Ahhhhh that's a shame. Fancy paying £280 for a ticket - they must have MUG stamped on their foreheads ![/p][/quote]Seriously?! Most overrated band ever? How many bands do you know of where the lead singer plays the bass drum with one foot, tambourine with the other foot, plays rhythm guitar and also sings.. all at the same time?! Guess you prefer manufactured music like one direction rather than a real band who play there own music! Anyone who hasn't seen them I suggest watching any of there live songs on YouTube and see for yourself![/p][/quote]Why doesn't he also strap some cymbals to his knees and get a harmonica? Then he could become a one man band, sack the others, and keep all the money for himself! sofa_king_right
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11:01am Fri 23 Nov 12

murfmeister says...

Manicsaintbloke wrote:
I paid £25 to see the manic street preachers In Bournemouth a few years ago the most underrated band in Britain
they signed their record deal in the joiners basement!

My mate got turned away from the Mumford and sons gig last night and he actually bought his ticket from Ticketmaster!
[quote][p][bold]Manicsaintbloke[/bold] wrote: I paid £25 to see the manic street preachers In Bournemouth a few years ago the most underrated band in Britain[/p][/quote]they signed their record deal in the joiners basement! My mate got turned away from the Mumford and sons gig last night and he actually bought his ticket from Ticketmaster! murfmeister
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11:50am Fri 23 Nov 12

pushamara says...

St Retford wrote:
pushamara wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Ahhhhh that's a shame. Fancy paying £280 for a ticket - they must have MUG stamped on their foreheads !
Seriously?! Most overrated band ever? How many bands do you know of where the lead singer plays the bass drum with one foot, tambourine with the other foot, plays rhythm guitar and also sings.. all at the same time?! Guess you prefer manufactured music like one direction rather than a real band who play there own music! Anyone who hasn't seen them I suggest watching any of there live songs on YouTube and see for yourself!
Does being a 'real' band who write their own songs and play their own instruments make you better than someone that doesn't?

Are Shed 7 therefore better than Elvis Presley?
I'm pretty sure the last time I saw elvis Presley he was a solo artist and not band!
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pushamara[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: Ahhhhh that's a shame. Fancy paying £280 for a ticket - they must have MUG stamped on their foreheads ![/p][/quote]Seriously?! Most overrated band ever? How many bands do you know of where the lead singer plays the bass drum with one foot, tambourine with the other foot, plays rhythm guitar and also sings.. all at the same time?! Guess you prefer manufactured music like one direction rather than a real band who play there own music! Anyone who hasn't seen them I suggest watching any of there live songs on YouTube and see for yourself![/p][/quote]Does being a 'real' band who write their own songs and play their own instruments make you better than someone that doesn't? Are Shed 7 therefore better than Elvis Presley?[/p][/quote]I'm pretty sure the last time I saw elvis Presley he was a solo artist and not band! pushamara
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