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Officially hitting the market at 9am on Sunday, 6th October local time, every single ticket to Glastonbury Festival 2014 has been purchased in a record breaking 1 hr and 27 minutes. It was previously reported that more than 1 million people had registered for tickets for the event, all of whom fought tooth and nail for one of the 135,000 passes.
The Coach package tickets were the first to go, with all 15,000 selling in under half an hour, with the remaining 120,000 simply walking out the door at an average of 3,000 per minute.
As a result, all hell broke loose for a “very difficult half hour” as people battled to get their hands on tickets with a wake of both joy and frustration left all over social media. Making matters worse, a ticketing website buckled under the weight, according to NME.
2014 smashes 2013's record, with tickets to this year’s event selling in a measly 1 hour and 40 minutes. One doesn’t purchase tickets to Glastonbury to simply watch bands, but to have a life changing experience so all this happens before any acts have been announced.
That said, when acts such as Daft Punk, Kylie and Prince have been rumoured as playing, as well as Foo Fighters, David Bowie and Oasis, you can be fairly confident in your purchase.
Organisers Michael and Emily Eavis left a touching message to their followers in the below tweet:
Tickets for Glastonbury 2014 have now Sold Out, in 1h 27m (a record). Here's a note from Michael and Emily Eavis… pic.twitter.com/GrvcWOx6CB
— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) October 6, 2013