Tickets for next year's festival have taken less than one and a half hours to sell out
Glastonbury Festival came back with a bang this year following a one-year hiatus in 2012 due in part to the London 2012 Olympics. The return of Somerset's most famous summer event was such a success that people are clearly awaiting 2014's annual gathering at Worthy Farm more eagerly than ever before, as all of the 120,000 tickets made available today sold out in record time.
It took only one hour and twenty-seven minutes for Glasto 2014 to sell out completely, shattering previous records. The incredible reception afforded to the festival resulted in the festival organisers Michael and Emily Eavis being "blown away" and admitting that they were "genuinely sorry" for the many who were just that little bit too late in securing their ticket for next year's festivities. The two posted a joint statement on to the Glastonbury Twitter page issuing their condolences to those who failed in their attempts to get a ticket, with many an angry tweeter using it as a chance to voice their frustrations with the "unfair" and "fixed" booking system.
Ticket company See Tickets were also forced to apologise for any inconvenience caused when their servers crashed, rendering the site useless for about thirty minutes, causing some to miss out on tickets. The site, which was serving as the official ticket retailer for the festival, admitted to having a "very difficult half an hour" whilst it struggled to cope when as many as 3000 tickets were sold per-minute.
Tickets for Glastonbury 2014 have now Sold Out, in 1h 27m (a record). Here's a note from Michael and Emily Eavis… pic.twitter.com/GrvcWOx6CB— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) October 6, 2013
Although the headliners for next year's festival have yet to be announced, there are rumours that Eavis could bring in three newcomers to the festival to make their headlining debut. The three acts that are being most heavily linked to the 2014 headlining slots are Fleetwood Mac, Depeche Mode and Pearl Jam, although many other bands are being touted as potential headliners for next year, including the Foo Fighters and Prince.
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Fleetwood Mac are heavily rumoured to be headlining next year