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Glastonbury coach + ticket packages gone in 27 mins

The first round of Glastonbury tickets sold out in less than 30 minutes last night (Thursday) with coach and ticket packages snapped up by music lovers.

The 2020 edition of the largest greenfield festival in the world launched ticket sales at 6pm yesterday, selling out of coach and ticket packages that are “part of the festival’s continued commitment to green travel,” in just 27 minutes.

The See Tickets Twitter account posted a message at 6:27pm confirming all coach packages had sold out, pointing fans that missed out to the next phase of sales.

General sale of tickets for Glastonbury, which runs from 24 to 28 June at Worthy Farm in Somerset, kicks off on Sunday at 9am. Standard weekend tickets cost £265 + £5 booking fee.

While thousands of fans secured coach and tickets for Glastonbury 2020, many disappointed hopefuls took to Twitter to voice their disappointment.

One fan said: “Half an hour wasted trying – and failing – to get tickets for Glastonbury!”

While another said: “Every year this is absolute chaos, Glastonbury. Surely there’s a better way?!?!”

On Monday, registration closed until after the October sales, with all those hoping to attend required to have registered in advance before attempting to book a ticket.

The major British music event confirmed it will increase ticket numbers to 210,000, on the condition that it supports the Mendip District Council’s request for greater public transport provision.

The hike marks a 3.4 per cent increase on this year’s attendance of 203,000, with the 7,000 additional tickets to be used by festival-goers who travel on public transit. 2018 was a fallow year to allow the Worthy Farm grounds to recover.

Image: Andrew Egerton