Glastonbury’s 2020 edition has sold out of all its 135,000 tickets in just over half an hour yesterday (Sunday) after going on sale at 9am.
A record 2.4 million fans attempted to secure a ticket for the June event at Worthy Farm through the festival’s partner, See Tickets.
Emily Eavis, co-organiser and daughter of the festival’s founder Michael Eavis, said on Twitter: “We have now sold out. Thank you all for your incredible, continued support. Demand was higher than ever… Bring on 2020!”
The festival organisers assured those who failed to obtain a ticket yesterday that there would be a ticket resale in April, and that it would release “details of a special ballot for the sale of 50 pairs of tickets in the coming days”.
The first round of Glastonbury tickets sold out in less than 30 minutes on Thursday with coach and ticket packages snapped up by music lovers. The 2020 edition of the largest greenfield festival in the world sold out of coach and ticket packages that are “part of the festival’s continued commitment to green travel,” in just 27 minutes.
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.
Glastonbury 2020 will take place from June 24 to 28.
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