15,000 coach + ticket packages sold out in 23 minutes when they went up for sale on Thursday night.
Pre-released coach and ticket packages for next year’s Glastonbury Festival sold out in just 23 minutes when they went on sale last night.
Up to 15,000 tickets were bought up when the travel packages, which include tickets to the festival, went on sale on Thursday evening (October 6th) at 6pm. Delighted fans who got lucky expressed their joy on social media, but many disappointed people voiced their dismay at the ticketing system.
Registration for Glastonbury tickets closed on October 3rd, and the annual bunfight that is the general sale for the remainder of the tickets happens this Sunday (October 9th).
General sale tickets for Glastonbury 2017 are available on Sunday (Oct 9th)
SeeTickets, which organises the ticketing system for Glastonbury, posted on Twitter at 6:23pm: “All coach packages for next year’s @GlastoFest are now SOLD OUT. Ticket only deposits go on sale Sunday at 9am.”
“Well there's 30 minutes of my life I'll never get back. 13th yr running that I've tried and failed to get #Glastonbury tickets! #gameover,” one depressed fan mourned on Twitter, while another similarly gutted person wrote: “Not impressed with the Glastonbury booking site, it didn't reflect sold-out status & left me hanging on unnecessarily.”
Glastonbury’s organisers confirmed last month that there were no plans to hold the festival in 2018, as the site itself was planning to have a traditional ‘fallow year’ in order to let the ground recover.
“We can also confirm that we will be taking our next fallow year in 2018, in order to give the farm, the village and the festival team the traditional year off. There are no plans to hold an event at another location in 2018.”
There are also some lingering doubts about the long-term future of the festival at the Worthy Farm site, with the farm's owner Michael Eavis recently revealing that the challenge of getting the requisite permission from adjacent landowners is getting more difficult and expensive every year.