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Glastonbury Festival tickets sell out in under an hour after ‘demand greatly exceeded supply’ | Ents & Arts News


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Tickets to next year’s Glastonbury Festival have sold out in under an hour in the face of overwhelming demand.

It will leave many seeking to attend the world-famous music event in Somerset disappointed.

Standard tickets went on general release at 9am on Sunday.

In a post to X, formerly Twitter, at 9.57am, organisers wrote: “Tickets for Glastonbury 2024 have now sold out.

“Our thanks to everyone who bought one and we’re sorry to those of you who missed out, on a morning when demand greatly exceeded supply.

“There will be a resale of any cancelled or returned tickets in spring 2024.”

Coach travel tickets went on sale on 16 November and organisers announced they sold out 25 minutes after they went live at 6pm.

Ticket sales for the 2024 festival had been pushed back by two weeks after customers reported issues with their registration.

Would-be festival goers had to register in advance to buy tickets for the five-day event in a bid to combat touting.

Elton John performing on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset. Picture date: Sunday June 25, 2023.
Sir Elton John performed his last UK gig at this year’s festival

Hours before the first batch of ticket sales, organisers said some fans had claimed they were not made aware that their registrations had expired and “out of fairness” to them the sale was delayed.

Tickets for next year’s festival cost £355 (plus a £5 booking fee) – up from £335 in 2023 and £285 in 2022.

Those lucky enough to secure an entrance pass had to pay a £75 deposit upfront, with the outstanding balance due by the first week of April.

An additional fee will be added for the coach transfer.

The event, which hosts more than 3,000 acts, will take place from 26-30 June, although the line-up is yet to be announced.

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Earlier this month, Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis said reports Madonna, Dua Lipa and Coldplay would top the bill were “untrue”.

Writing on Instagram she wrote: “As always, there is much speculation and excitement about who is playing at Glastonbury.

“We are working on the line-up day and night at the moment, but it’s still changing every day.”

However, she recently revealed a major female artist has been booked for the legends slot.

The festival was criticised for having all-male headliners last year with Arctic Monkeys, Guns N’ Roses and Sir Elton John, who performed his last ever UK gig.

The festival was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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