Yours for £300: Last-minute tickets to see Stone Roses in Halifax

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With just hours to go before an “imtimate gig” by rock group the Stone Roses in Halifax, some tickets have been put up for resale online for hundreds of pounds.

Websites eBay and Gumtree show have tickets listed by third party sellers for up to £300 each of £1,200 for four.

The indie rock legends announced the surprise show at the Victoria Theatre at the weekend and tickets sold out within five hours.

It was arranged as a warm-up for the band’s massive concerts at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium later this month.

They will play another small-scale warm-up show at Carlisle’s Sands Centre on Wednesday, June 8.

Tickets for both gigs went on sale at the venues’ box offices to people who took along a Stone Roses record, concert ticket or T-shirt. They were limited to two per person and cost £25.

Long queues quickly formed outside the Victoria Theatre and the Sands Centre.

The Victoria Theatre tweeted: “So excited @thestoneroses are coming to the Vic! All the best to the fans queuing round the block for tickets!”