Glastonbury Festival sold out in 37 minutes – despite secret lineup

Tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2019 sold out in just 37 minutes this morning, despite music fans having no idea who they’ll be seeing in the line-up.

Record numbers of hopefuls attempted to get their mitts on the £245 tickets, but they’d all gone in less than an hour.

With the huge festival taking a ‘fallow’ year off in 2018 to rest the grounds, next year’s event between June 26 and 30 is expected to be bigger than ever when the crowds descend on Pilton in Somerset to watch some of the world’s biggest bands and artists perform to some 135,000 people.

Tickets went on sale at 9am today, but every single one of them had been snapped up by 9.37am.

At 9.13am, Glasto’s official Twitter account encouraged fans to keep trying if they couldn’t get through.

"Tickets are selling, but we’re seeing incredible demand. Please keep trying – there are still tickets left," it said.

Organiser Emily Eavis, daughter of the festival’s founder Michael Eavis, warned hopefuls not to create multiple tabs in a bid to beat the ticketing system.

"We are half way through and processing as fast as we can. Please don’t use multiple tabs," she said. "When you have entered details do not refresh."

However, there are still ways to get hold of Glasto 2019 tickets.

A batch of returned tickets will go out for resale in April 2019, so keep your eyes peeled for details.

Emily tweeted: "Tickets have now all sold out! We are blown away by the huge demand, looks like record numbers tried. Thank you for your patience and incredible support and for those of you who missed out, there will be a ticket resale in April."

On October 4, all Glastonbury coach tickets sold out in just 30 minutes.

The 2019 festival may well have set a new record, as tickets for Glasto 2017 took 50 minutes to sell out.

Each Glastonbury event costs some £30million to stage, with around £2million left in the pot every year from ticket sales, which tends to go to the festival’s charity partners.

Who is headlining Glastonbury 2019?

Earlier this year, festival co-organiser Emily Eavis told BBC Radio 2 that Sir Paul McCartney is at the "top of our list" of desired acts.

Kylie Minogue has also said she’d love to do Glasto, having had to pull out of the headline spot more than a decade ago to have treatment for breast cancer.

"When I was supposed to do it I think I would have been the first solo female to headline in however many years it was, so I was really proud of that at that time," she said this year.

"Obviously it didn’t happen. So yes, it would be amazing and very emotional to be standing there and doing what I didn’t get to do all those years ago, for sure."

Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran and Radiohead were last year’s headliners.

Here are Betway’s odds on Glastonbury Festival 2019 headliners

  • Kendrick Lamar 6/4
  • Elton John 9/4
  • Kylie Minogue 5/2
  • Stormzy 7/2
  • Arctic Monkeys 9/2
  • Fleetwood Mac 9/2
  • ABBA 5/1
  • Calvin Harris 8/1
  • Swedish House Mafia 8/1
  • Jay-Z 10/1
  • Led Zeppelin 10/1

  • Taylor Swift 10/1

  • The Beach Boys 10/1
  • The Stone Roses 10/1
  • Eminem 14/1
  • The Strokes 14/1

Odds provided by Betway.

Top tips for getting your hands on Glasto tickets

You may have missed out on today’s ticket sale, but have no fear: in six months’ time there’ll be a new batch of resale tickets up for grabs.

When the resale date comes around – some time in April 2019 – here’s how you can prepare to buy Glastonbury access.

They’ll only be available through SeeTickets, so keep an eye on See’s Twitter and the Mirror website.

  • Make sure you have your registration details ready – Nobody wants to be panicking last minute

  • Keep calm – just refresh and don’t open lots of tabs or windows – it can slow down the system

  • Make sure you have the money in your account beforehand – nothing worse then getting declined at the last minute

  • Don’t keep refreshing your browser if the page continues to load – Open a completely new page instead

  • Avoid ticket touts, third party or hospitality packages – these are likely to be fake

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