Scheduled for June 26-July 1 at Worthy Farm in Pilton, England, Glastonbury’s policy of selling tickets only to fans who have registered with the festival didn’t slow down sales. A record-breaking one hour and 40 minutes after it began, the onsale concluded with all tickets sold.
From Glastonbury organizers Michael and Emily Eavis:
“We’re genuinely humbled by the sheer number of people who would like to come to the festival, and we dearly wish we could have you all along. Sadly, that just isn’t possible, which means a significant number of people have missed out. Tickets were being sold throughout the morning – but demand simply outstripped supply.”
Expected to draw approximately 135,000 people, multi-day tickets for Glastonbury 2013 were priced at £205 ($328.70) plus booking fees, a £10 increase from 2011, according to the BBC. Fans were allowed to reserve the tickets by putting down a £50 deposit with the balance of the sale due when the festival’s site reopens in April.
As with past Glastonbury onsales, headliners have not yet been announced.