Tickets for Glastonbury festival’s 2019 edition completely sold out within the first half an hour of going on sale, as record numbers scrambled to buy one.
Festival organiser Emily Eavis revealed that all tickets were sold out at 9.36am on Sunday, after standard tickets had gone on sale at 9am. The official Glastonbury Twitter account said it was experiencing “incredible demand” within minutes.
“Tickets have now all sold out! We are blown away by the huge demand, looks like record numbers tried. Thank you for your patience and incredible support and for those of you who missed out, there will be a ticket resale in April,” Eavis tweeted.
There was also a speedy sellout on Thursday last week for ticket packages that included coach travel.
Organisers said they sell 135,000 tickets for the event each year, with the event next June being the first since 2017 after a fallow year, which allows the ground at Worthy Farm in Somerset to recover.
The £248 tickets were bought by festivalgoers without the lineup having been announced, although speculation on who will be playing is already in the air.
Eavis has previously said that Paul McCartney is “top of our list”, while other rumoured headliners include Elton John, Kendrick Lamar and ABBA. Madonna has also hinted she would be open to performing.
Glastonbury 2019 will run from June 26-30. Organisers have said acts are already booked in for 2020, which will be Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary year.