Free Madonna tickets: Material girl loses out in website free ticket fiasco

MADONNA’S Scottish show was at the centre of more controversy today after a second batch of tickets were given away for free.

MADONNA’S Scottish show was at the centre of more controversy today after a second batch of tickets were given away for free.

A link to a competition winner’s section of the ticket website was posted online, meaning fans could snap up tickets worth at least £66 for nothing.

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Free tickets to the 60,000-seat capacity show at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, were given away as the result of an identical blunder on Tuesday.

A Twitter user posted a link to free Madonna tickets at lunchtime yesterday.

Clicking on it took fans to a section of the website that should only have been available to competition winners.

It was possible to select up to two free tickets on each visit.

Promoters of Saturday night’s show, Live Nation said: “The hidden link customers were able to access was intended for a closed group of competition winners.

“The link was then posted via a social networking site by one of those winners and other members of the public were then able to access them.”

The spokeswoman confirmed: “Those that were able to redeem tickets before the allocation ran out do have legitimate tickets and will be able to access the event.”

It emerged on Wednesday that rather than being the sell-out predicted, thousands of tickets are still available.

Hundreds are being sold on eBay for less than their face value – as little as £37 – or are not selling at all.

Official ticket sites still have hundreds of tickets available.

Viagogo, another official ticket site, still has five pages of tickets available.