Glastonbury tickets sold out in record time
GLASTONBURY Festival tickets sold out yesterday in a record time of one hour and 27 minutes.
Michael and Emily Eavis issued a joint statement confirming that all 120,000 remaining tickets have been sold.
The duo sincerely thanked everyone who managed to get a ticket and said they had been “blown away” by the number of people hoping to attend. They also apologised for those who had missed out.
Ticketing website See Tickets had earlier apologised to customers on Twitter for "technical difficulties".
The site, which had been managing the sale of tickets for Glastonbury, wrote that the issues had led to "a very difficult half an hour" before the site stabilised. It later added that it was selling 3,000 tickets a minute.
A statement by the father and daughter Eavis team, Michael and Emily, was posted on the festival's own Twitter feed, saying: "We genuinely try to make the ticket system as fair as it can be, but when demand outstrips supply, it is an unfortunate inevitability that some people will be left disappointed."
They went on to thank people for their "incredible support", adding: "We really don't take it for granted and we are exceedingly fortunate to have that loyalty."
No acts have yet been confirmed to play at the festival at Worthy Farm between 26 and 29 June next year, but there is already speculation about who will headline.
Fleetwood Mac is one of the bookies' favourites, with other rumours including Foo Fighters and Daft Punk.
Any tickets cancelled will be on sale again in April.
Central Somerset residents will still have the chance to buy exclusive Sunday tickets for June 29 next year. Details will be printed in local papers later this month.
A number of weekend tickets will also be available for people who live in parishes surrounding Pilton, who have registered using that address and were unable to buy tickets sold yesterday.
Details of who can apply, and how to apply, will be announced in Central Somerset newspapers in early spring.