Regular tickets for next year’s Glastonbury Festival took more than an hour to sell out after the website experienced “technical problems”.
The second batch of tickets went on sale at 9am on Sunday, but many fans have reported that the website keeps crashing at various stages of the booking process.
Festival tickets typically sell out in about half an hour, with bus tickets, including transport to the Worthy Farm site in Somerset, selling out by 6:23pm after opening at 6pm on Thursday. before.
The official Glastonbury account posted at 10.03am on Sunday: “Tickets for Glastonbury 2023 are now sold out.
“Thank you to everyone who bought one and we apologize to those who missed out, on a morning when demand outstripped supply. There will be a resale of any tickets that have been canceled or returned in the spring of 2023.”
Earlier on Sunday morning, at 9:49 a.m., See Tickets, the ticketing company for Glastonbury, asked fans to “bear with us” as it was “handling a technical issue”.
Some fans on Twitter reported that the site wouldn’t load for them initially for a long time, and others said they had been kicked off the booking page at various points, including final payment point.
After the festival sold out, Glastonbury organizer Emily Eavis wrote on Twitter: “While we’re glad so many of you want to come to Glastonbury next year, we’re sorry for the amount of volume. A lot of people missed out on tickets this morning – because demand outstrips supply.
“Thanks to everyone who tried to buy tickets. Your loyalty towards this festival is greatly appreciated.
“There will be a ticket resold in spring 2023, so if you haven’t received your ticket, please try again later.”
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In 2019, the festival announced that all general tickets for the supposed 2020 event were purchased within 34 minutes.
The festival finally celebrated its 50th anniversary this summer after the coronavirus pandemic forced organizers to cancel twice.
Tickets for the 2023 festival cost £335 plus a £5 reservation fee for standard tickets, with a £50 deposit and balance due the first week of April.
This year’s event held in June costs £280 plus a £5 booking fee after a £15 increase after the original 2020 date was cancelled.
The 2023 music event will take place from June 21-25, it was previously announced.
The lineup is yet to be revealed but Roxy Music has been rumored to fill the Sunday teatime legend spot.
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