Tickets for next year’s Glastonbury Festival have sold out in an astonishing 34 minutes.
The festival, which takes place at Worthy Farm in Somerset, is due to celebrate its 50th year in 2020, and fans have since been able to snap up tickets very quickly in anticipation.
Tickets officially went on sale today (6 October) at 9am, with a record-breaking 2.4 million people signing up in order to secure a spot at the renowned festival. The sale was the second fastest in Glastonbury’s history, only behind the sale for 2014’s event.
Festival organiser Emily Eavis confirmed the news of the sell-out on Twitter, saying: ‘We have now sold out. ‘Thank you for all your incredible, continued support.
Demand was higher than ever, with over 2.4 million people registered. Bring on 2020!’ However, some fans were less than impressed, as they revealed they were not able to get their hands on tickets, despite spending ages attempting to get through on the Glastonbury website.
‘Get through three times, put bank details in and nothing!’ one tweeted.
‘Another disappointing attempt to get tickets, website crashes and I had no chance,’ another added.
While one fan questioned: ‘How is Glastonbury not using a raffle/ballot system yet? It’s a joke.’
The official Glastonbury Festival Twitter account also confirmed that there will be a ticket resale in April 2020, as well as a special ballot. ‘Tickets for Glastonbury 2020 have now sold out,’ their statement read.
‘Thank you to everyone who brought one and sorry to those who missed out. ‘There will be a ticket resale in April – plus we’ll be announcing details of a special ballot for the sale of 50 pairs of tickets in the coming days.’
So far, the lineup for the festival has yet to be announced – although the bookmakers favourites include Sir Paul McCartney, Fleetwood Mac and Taylor Swift.
Paul even hinted that there is a ‘remote possibility’ that he could headline the festival next year.
‘People are saying that it would be good if I did it, so I’m starting to think about whether I can or whether it would be a good thing,’ he told the BBC.
Story sourced from – Metro