Tickets for Glastonbury usually sell out in just a matter of minutes: blink, and you might miss it…
Last Updated on October 6
The appeal for Glastonbury Festival tickets is always extremely high and nowadays demand well outstrips the supply.
Looking back at some stats regarding previous Glastonbury ticket sale times might not help your chances of bagging the Glasto golden ticket snitch, but it sure will give you a sense of what to expect and where things stand at the moment (and perhaps where they are heading).
Below are the times it took Glastonbury Festival to sell out since the introduction of the October sales:
- 2009: 4 months
- 2010: 12 hours
- 2011: 4 hours
- 2013: 1 hour 40 minutes
- 2014: 1 hour 27 minutes
Coach: Half an hour
- 2015: 25 minutes
Coach: 15 minutes
- 2016: 30 minutes
Coach: 20 minutes
- 2017: 50 minutes
Coach: 22 minutes
- 2019: 36 minutes
Coach: 29 minutes
- 2020: 33 minutes
Coach: 27 minutes
Stats between 2002 and 2008 (prior to the introduction of the October sales and registration system):
- 2002: 8 weeks
- 2003: 18 hours
- 2004: 24 hours
- 2005: Less than 3 hours
- 2007: 1 hour 45 minutes (registration system introduced)
- 2008: Sold out on opening day (Friday)
Although the festival now has the scope to increase its capacity to 210,000 (adding another 7,000 tickets to the pot), and by doing so rising the chances of getting a Glasto ticket – it is currently unclear whether the number of attendees will actually be increased for Glastonbury 2020.
Looking ahead to 2020, Glastonbury has confirmed that the first tickets for next year’s festival will go up for grabs at the beginning of October – with coach + ticket packages on sale at 6pm BST on Thursday, 3rd October, before general admission tickets at 9am BST on Sunday, 6th October.
Despite the fact that the full line-up for Glastonbury 2020 has yet to be released – all tickets for the Festival’s 50th anniversary have now sold out, with General Admission tickets selling out in 33 minutes, following Coach + Ticket Packages which sold out in just 27 minutes.
There are still ways to go to Glastonbury this year, and in addition to being able to volunteer – there will also be a resale of any cancelled tickets in the spring, with coach + ticket packages going up for resale on April 16 – followed by a general admission tickets resale (which don’t include travel) on April 19.
Glastonbury 2020 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset – from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June.