Banksy has denied accusations he is “trolling” members of the public – after thousands have struggled to buy tickets for his new show.
Online bookings for his “Dismaland” exhibition were suspended last week after the attraction’s website crashed.
Many users reported issues when sales resumed earlier – prompting claims the problems were deliberate.
But a spokeswoman for Banksy insisted the rumours were untrue. Tickets have now become available on the website.
She said the attraction’s website was “100% real” and had crashed under “huge demand”.
Dismaland, housed in a derelict lido on Weston-super-Mare’s seafront, is a dark take on theme parks with a nod to Disneyland, featuring work by more than 50 artists including Bristolian Banksy.
Among those tweeting their disappointment was Mark Östen, who wrote: “On Friday, I believed ‘technical difficulties’. Now, I’m reluctantly believing #Banksy is trolling those after tickets for #dismaland.”
Caroline Harley tweeted: “It’s easier to buy tickets to see the Beatles than tickets to go to #Dismaland”
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