The first wave of tickets for the 50th-anniversary of Glastonbury Festival sold in just 27 minutes
Glastonbury 2020 coach + tickets packages went on sale yesterday evening (October 3), at 6:00 pm and were all gone by 6:27 pm.
The 2020 edition of the legendary festival, which will take place from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June at Worthy Farm in Somerset, will be celebrating its 50th anniversary.
As with every Glastonbury ticket-sale-day, the tension and stakes were high in the hours and minutes leading up to the sale, with tickets to the festival being notoriously difficult to get a hold of due to the overwhelming demand.
GLASTONBURY. TICKET. ANXIETY. pic.twitter.com/DXEWtbWTvA
— Hannah Collings (@hannahcollings) October 3, 2019
Me, looking at everyone else with the exact same plan of sticking around to use the speedy office wifi in their attempt to get Glastonbury tickets pic.twitter.com/w4QkJTVNJj
— Elizabeth Stranges (@estranges) October 3, 2019
— Ruth Lilley (@ruthlilleymedia) October 3, 2019
I don’t think I’ll ever be as nervous as I am right now. #Glastonbury … like not even if I get married!
— Lucy Everett (@everett28) October 3, 2019
— Patrick Charles (@PatCharles17) October 3, 2019
The sheer number of people attempting to buy tickets led to understandable and inevitable difficulties with page loads and queue times. Many frustrated would-be Glasto-goers took to Twitter to complain that the ticketing website had either crashed or simply failed to load – leaving them unhappy and ticketless as the sale came to a close – after what might have seemed for them to be the longest 27 minutes of their lives.
— charlotte (@charkellyalex) October 3, 2019
me trying to get into the glastonbury website pic.twitter.com/Ox9hdmPniq
— beth (@bethj0nes) October 3, 2019
GLASTONBURY LINK NOT LOADING UGHHHHHHH
— Meg McHugh (@immegmchugh) October 3, 2019
— Sara Gozalo (@sara_sgm) October 3, 2019
You will be held at this page until you have lost the will to live.
This page will automatically refresh every 20 seconds. #Glastonbury
— emilllllllly. 〰⚫ (@speechlessemily) October 3, 2019
On the opposite side of the spectrum, there were those who managed to navigate through the rush and grab the coach ticket package, just to shortly after take to social media and expresse their jubilation. The first Tweet confirming a successful ticket purchase came from Glasto-goer Laura Leanne at 6:07 pm (only 7 minutes into the sale) – which was followed shortly after by a slew of more happy ticket buyers.
GOING TO GLASTONBURY 2020!
— Laura Leanne (@lauraisyourhost) October 3, 2019
— Natalie Bakhurst (@natbakhurst) October 3, 2019
Going to GLASTONBURY WOOOOOO!!!!! #Glastonbury2020
— Shanie-redd Thorne (@shanieredd100) October 3, 2019
— ☾ (@EmsAlice) October 3, 2019
There were those who reached such a point of dismay as to claim that they are “convinced Glastonbury Doesn’t even exist”, and that the Festival tickets “are a myth”.
I’m convinced Glastonbury Doesn’t even exist
— Stephen Sherrington (@Ste_Sherro_EFC) October 3, 2019
My theory is that #Glastonbury doesn’t even exist, it’s all just a social experiment to see how many people they can get to stare at a blank screen for half an hour
— Katie Glaister 🌿 (@Katie_Glaister_) October 3, 2019
Glastonbury tickets are a myth
— Jimmy (@jimmyhinds_) October 3, 2019
— Jim Willis (@JimW1993) October 3, 2019
One fan named Hannah Lomax, managed to reach the payment process stage just to then see her browser crash. After eight unsuccessful years, Lomax described the feeling as “worse than heartbreak”.
When you FINALLY get tickets to @GlastoFest after trying EVERY SINGLE YEAR FOR 8 YEARS.. you go to process the payment and it crashes .. goodbye glasto dreams ☁️ ilysm 🥺 #Glastonbury2020 #Glastonbury #worsethanheartbreak 💔💔💔💔💔💔
— Hannah Lomax (@hclomax) October 3, 2019
In a strikingly different turn of events, one lucky fan by the name of Chanel Adele managed to bag a ticket for the eleventh year in a row – yes, you read that correctly, the ELEVENTH YEAR IN A ROW!
ELEVEN Glastonbury Festivals in a row? Are you MAD?!
— CHANEL (@ChanelAdele) October 3, 2019
Despite all the ups and downs, many remain hopeful for their second chance at trying to catch the Glasto golden ticket snitch – when tickets go up for grabs in the general sale on Sunday, 6 October at 9am.
— Alex Owens (@alexowens1234) October 3, 2019
First Glastonbury ticket attempt ended in failure. We go again Sunday
— Nicky Waller (@wallerboy) October 3, 2019
Didn’t get a single Glastonbury ticket, but the only thing I did achieve is repetitive strain injury from constantly pressing refresh. Wrists are in bits 😭😂 Sunday we go again 🙏🏼
— Abbie Alty (@AbbieAlty) October 3, 2019
The official Glastonbury Twitter account wrote: “The Glastonbury 2020 coach + ticket packages on sale this evening have now all been sold. Thank you to everyone who bought one. Standard tickets are on sale at 9am BST on Sunday morning (and @nationalexpress will offer coach travel to standard ticket holders from 70 locations).“
The Glastonbury 2020 coach + ticket packages on sale this evening have now all been sold. Thank you to everyone who bought one. Standard tickets are on sale at 9am BST on Sunday morning (and @nationalexpress will offer coach travel to standard ticket holders from 70 locations).
— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) October 3, 2019
Registration closed at 5pm on Monday, September 30, which means that currently there is no opportunity to submit or re-submit a registration until after the October ticket sales.
Please keep in mind that all Glastonbury tickets are sold only on one site: glastonbury.seetickets.com – any other site claiming to sell tickets for the festival are not authentic, and you will be setting yourself up for disappointment. Make sure you are in the right place before putting down a deposit.
Meanwhile – Glastonbury founder, Michael Eavis, has already confirmed Wolf Alice will be on the Glastonbury 2020 bill, and Supergrass are rumoured to make an appearance after reforming to play this year’s Pilton Party.
Glastonbury 2020 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset – from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June.