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Glastonbury sale hit by technical glitch, demand far exceeds supply

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Glastonbury’s general ticket sale was hit by a ‘technical problem’ yesterday (Sunday) morning, but organisers still said demand far outstripped supply. 

Tickets went on sale at 9am local time for the UK’s flagship summer festival, but there were reports of the site repeatedly crashing during the booking process. Fans claimed that the website would not load for a long period of time, while others were kicked off at different times including during payment.

Glastonbury’s ticketing partner See Tickets said on Twitter: “We’re working on a technical problem. If you’re trying to book Glastonbury tickets please bear with us – we’ll be back up and running soon.”

Tickets took over an hour to sell out, and organiser Emily Eavis took to social media to apologise to those that did not secure tickets for next year’s festival.

Eavis wrote: “Although we are thrilled that so many of you want to come to next year’s Glastonbury, we’re sorry that a huge number of people missed out on a ticket this morning – because demand far outstripped supply.

“Thank you to everyone who tried to buy a ticket. Your loyalty to this festival is deeply appreciated.”

Earlier in the week, coach and ticket packages sold out in just 22 minutes. Eavis added that there would be a ticket resale in spring next year, if Glastonbury fans wanted to try their luck once more.

Glastonbury is set to return to Worthy Farm in Somerset from June 21-25.