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If people still need any more proof just how popular Glastonbury is, the festival’s new record will convince them. Tickets for their 2020 edition sold out just 34 minutes after they went on sale online last Sunday, October 6, 2019. Even the more expensive Coach packages, which went on sale last Sunday, October 3, 2019, are also sold out.  “We have now sold out. Thank you all for your incredible, continued support. Demand was higher than ever, with over 2.4 million people registered. Bring on 2020!” tweeted Emily Eavis, one of the festival’s organizers. For five decades, Glastonbury has served as one of the most famous music festivals in the world. They’ve hosted some of the biggest names in music and continues to be a force in the industry. For their upcoming 2020 festival, they even got permission to increase their capacity for 10,000 more people. It’s set to be their biggest edition in recent memory.  

It’s ultimately no surprise that next year’s Glastonbury already looks like the event of the year as far as festivals are concerned. They’re celebrating their 50th anniversary this 2020. And even though they have yet to release a line-up, fans are already anticipating that it’s going to be filled with big-name superstars. A lot of them have reportedly contributed stories and imaged for the festival’s special-edition 50th-anniversary coffee book. They include Jay-Z, Adele, Noel Gallagher, The Chemical Brothers, and more. The organizers plan to release it later this month. It will be to no one’s surprise if these same artists appear in the festival next year too. Meanwhile, several fans are expressing their disappointment at missing out on the Glastonbury 2020 tickets. In response, the festival tweeted that they plan to hold a resale of tickets in April. They also announced that they’re holding a special ballot for the sale of 50 pairs of tickets. “Tickets for Glastonbury 2020 have now Sold Out. Thank you to everyone who bought one, and sorry to those who missed out. There will be a ticket resale in April – plus we’ll be announcing details of a special ballot for the sale of 50 pairs of tickets in the coming days.” they shared. 

Still, a lot of fans expressed their dismay on social media over the weekend. A lot shared their frustrations on not getting a ticket despite waiting months (or years) for them. Welsh actor Kyle Rees (@thekylerees), for instance, tweeted, “Fucking 7 years I haven’t got one ! 7 YEARS IN A ROW!!!!!”. Twitter user Jack Gall (@bonjourjacque), on the other hand, noted, “Why are 2.2 million people allowed to register when only 10% of those can possibly get tickets?  Registrations should be deleted and capped at a certain amount every year. Absolute joke.”. And fan Sally Farrow (@SallyFarrow) insisted, “You really need to think of a fairer way to sell tickets, we try every year and can’t even get onto the holding page :-(“. 

Glastonbury 2020 will run from June 24 to 28, 2020 in Worthy Farm in Somerset, England. Stay tuned on this space for more updates.

Image Credits:

  1. Glastonbury 2020 Featured Image – Nextfest.co.uk
  2. Pyramid Stage in Glastonbury – Wikipedia.org
  3. Festival Glastonbury – The Sun.co.uk