All 135,000 tickets sell out in just 50 minutes

11:14 10th October 2016

Tickets for the UK's largest festival Glastonbury have sold out in less than an hour, with reports of the website crashing as fans refreshed the page over and over again.

The much sought after tickets went on sale on Sunday 9 October at 9am and were officially sold out by 9.50am with many fans left without tickets.

The music festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset has a ticketing partnership with See Tickets. Many fans took to Twitter to complain that they were unable to get the festival's ticket page to load.


Tickets this year have risen in price by £10, with buyers having to pay £238 + a £5 booking fee for access to the world famous festival. 

On Thursday, coach packages sold out in just 23 minutes and last year 120,000 tickets sold out in just 23 minutes.

A statement from Glastonbury Festival said 'We have, once again, been blown away by the incredible number of people from around the planet who hoped to come to the Festival, with demand significantly outstripping supply.

'We're sorry to all of those who missed out - we wish we could fit everybody in! - but there will be a resale of any returned tickets in the spring, and registration will open again in the next few days.'

Returned tickets from this sale will be made available again early next year, although there are still several tickets available via charities who festival volunteers can work for.

Those that miss out next year will have to wait until 2019 as the following year will be the festival's traditional fallow year.

Rumours are rife that the Glastonbury team will put on a special festival in a different location in 2018.

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