Glastonbury tickets take over 1 hour to sell out after ‘technical problem’
By TOI Staff November 6, 2022 Update on : November 6, 2022
Due to frequent website breakdowns, the online sale lasts twice as long as it usually does.
After the website encountered a “technical difficulty,” it took more than an hour for tickets to the Glastonbury festival to sell out.
— See Tickets (@seetickets) November 6, 2022
It took longer than the normal 30 minutes for the event to sell out the second round of tickets, which went on sale at 9 a.m. on Sunday.
As See Tickets, the business in charge of the festival’s ticket sales encouraged fans to “bear with us” as they “worked on a technical issue,” several users noted that the site kept crashing.
Those who were unable to get tickets on Sunday morning received an apology from festival co-organizer Emily Eavis. We’re happy that so many of you want to attend Glastonbury next year, but we’re sad that a lot of people didn’t have a chance to purchase a ticket this morning since demand was so great.
“I want to thank everyone who attempted to purchase a ticket. Your dedication to this event is greatly appreciated. If you were unsuccessful, please try again in spring 2023 as there will be a ticket resale.
Last Thursday, coach tickets—which include transportation to the Worthy Farm venue in Somerset—sold out in 22 minutes, despite the fact that several customers complained that the website had trouble loading.
A total of 2.4 million individuals attempted to purchase tickets for the event in 2019, when they were last made available. The venue can accommodate 210,000 people, including staff and volunteers.
The price of tickets has increased from £265 plus a £5 booking charge in 2019 to £335 plus a £5 booking fee in 2020, but festival-goers do not seem to be discouraged by the hike. While “still recuperating from the significant financial effect of two years without a festival due to Covid,” Eavis attributed the hike to “enormous escalation in the expenses of operating this gigantic extravaganza.”
She said that “thousands of individuals” will have the customary possibilities to volunteer or join the team. “In these really difficult circumstances, we want to keep bringing you the finest entertainment in the world and raising money for our charities, which is more important than ever.”
This year, Glastonbury celebrated its 50th anniversary after two festival cancellations due to the epidemic. The lineup has not yet been released, but the festival will return to Worthy Farm from Wednesday, June 21, to Sunday, June 25, 2016.