Glasto Sells Out In Record Time

It seems the threat of torrential mud is no deterrent to Glastonbury-goers – next year’s festival sold out in record time yesterday, with the 137,000-odd tickets being snapped up by phone and on the internet in a record four hours. Thousands of music fans were left frustrated as the ticketing system was overwhelmed with demand, and many were left with nothing but a sore index finger to show for their efforts. There will be another chance to snap up returns next year, but for now if you weren’t one of the lucky ticket winners, you’re not getting in…

Festival organisers Michael and Emily Eavis told fans: “Thanks for all your continual support. We’re looking forward to seeing those of you who got tickets for next June. Sorry those of you who waited on the lines but couldn’t get tickets. Wish there was a way to fit everyone in.”

Tickets for next year’s festival, which starts on June 22nd cost £195 – a £10 increase on last year’s price. Its 40th anniversary this year boasted a glittering line-up, including Stevie Wonder and Kylie Minogue. This year it’s rumoured that a reformed Take That will top the bill as key headliners.

(Clare Lydon)

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