As the big countdown begins...
Jason Gregory
09:35 10th December 2007

Led Zeppelin fans have begun collecting their wristbands for the band’s much anticipated performance at the O2 Arena in London tonight (December 10th).

Thousands of eager fans began arriving at the venue yesterday after organisers asked ticket-holders to attend the venue in advance in order to receive a sealed wristband.

It’s hoped that the strict policy will prevent touts from selling their tickets on, although some have appeared on eBay for four figure sums.

Speaking about the strict measures, which also asked people to bring photo-id to prove their identity, the events promoter Harvey Goldsmith said: "What we want to do is make sure that fans who want to go to the concert get the tickets."

"Unfortunately there is an unscrupulous element about who are constantly getting tickets and selling them on," he told the BBC.

Over 1 million people registered for just 20,000 tickets to see Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones play together for the first time since 1988.

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