‘Heartbroken’ fans of indie darlings The Libertines have been struggling to get tickets for their Falmouth gig after the ticketing system collapsed under the weight of applications.

Tickets for the return of the band to the stage in next year’s All Quiet on the Eastern Esplanade Tour, which includes Falmouth’s Princess Pavilion on February 11, went on sale at 10am this morning.

Falmouth Packet: All Quiet on the Eastern Esplande tour comes to Falmouth on February 2All Quiet on the Eastern Esplande tour comes to Falmouth on February 2 (Image: Supplied)

But almost immediately fans started complaining about not being able to get through to buy tickets as the site kept crashing.

People complained that despite being in the queue with their tickets when they were about to pay the system crashed.

Mark Walker said: “That tinpot ticketing site can't handle the traffic, it's not designed for big artists like this. Got to number 2 after 45 mins in the queue and it crashed.”

Tania Grubb complained: “Been in queue for hour, now it's crashed.”

Falmouth Packet: The message the fans gotThe message the fans got (Image: Facebook)

Many people complained about not being able to buy tickets direct from the venue, but the Princess Pavilion responded by saying the ticket sales were completely out of their hands but said at around 12pm that they could see that 60% of the tickets were still remaining and urged people to keep trying.

In reply to fans complaints, Marc Kerr from Princess Pavilion said: “The link does work. All tickets for the nationwide tour went live at 10am, so there'll undoubtedly be technical issues related to the sheer volume of buyers.

“While we'd love to be able to sell directly from our own website, unfortunately that's now how ticketing systems work generally.”

However at around 1.30pm it was announced that all the tickets were sold out.

Eleanor Holden posted: “Did anyone manage to get tickets? I haven’t, heartbroken.”

However not everyone was unsuccessful with Neil Howe posting: “Got mine - it was pretty stressful (and not very user friendly) but got there in the end. It pays to persevere - Can’t wait.”