Glastonbury Festival tickets sell out in record 100 minutes

Updated: Oct 08, 2012, 12:34 PM IST

London: Tickets for next year’s Glastonbury Festival have sold out in record time of 100 minutes.

The event’s organisers, father and daughter Michael and Emily Eavis, said they were “genuinely humbled by the sheer number of people” who wanted to go, but “demand simply outstripped supply.”

“Tickets for Glastonbury 2013 have now sold out, in 1h 40m (a record),” the Telegraph quoted them as tweeting.

Millions of people tried to log onto the ticket website when it opened, but many were unable to get onto the page because of the volume of hopeful music fans.

Many reported phone lines were jammed.

“Sorry to everyone who missed out and for any problems you had with the booking site,” Eavis tweeted.

There will be a resale of any cancelled tickets, which cost 205 pounds (plus 11 pounds booking fee and postage), in April.

The line-up for next June’s festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset, which draws around 135,000 people, is yet to be announced.

The festival was not held in 2012, due to a shortage of police officers for the Olympic Games.