Electric Picnic has issued a warning to festival goers about fake tickets circulating on a number of websites and social media.

“We urge people not to take any chances by purchasing tickets being offered for sale on these sites," promotors said in a statement issued today. 

"There are a huge amount of very convincing forgeries in circulation since the festival has sold out. Make no mistake the fake tickets will be detected on arrival at the festival and the holders will not be let into the festival grounds. Avoid disappointment, do not buy tickets from an unofficial sources.’

"It is very important to point out that no more official tickets will be released to purchase in advance of the festival. The festival is completely sold out. Don’t take any chances."

The 10th anniversary Electric Picnic, which has completely sold out for the first time in five years, takes place this weekend in Stradbally, Co Laois with acts including Bjork, My Bloody Valentine, Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys and Little Green Cars.