Glastonbury 2017 sells out in 50 minutes as 'two million' apply for tickets

Glastonbury 2017 sells out in 50 minutes as 'two million' apply for tickets

Tickets for Glastonbury 2017 sold out in 50 minutes yesterday morning.

All 135,000 tickets for next year’s event have now been sold – including the coach and ticket packages sold on Thursday night.

"We have, once again, been blown away by the incredible number of people from around the planet who hoped to come to the festival, with demand significantly outstripping supply," said a statement by organisers.

Two million people reportedly applied for tickets and demand was such that it caused the See Tickets and Glastonbury Festival websites to crash. 

There will be a resale of any returned tickets in the spring, with registration to reopen in the next few days. Muse, Adele and Coldplay headlined the 2016 festival. No acts have yet been announced for 2017. Barry Gibb, who guested during Coldplay's headline slot, recently told Music Week he would love to play the festival again in future. 

Glastonbury is taking a fallow year in 2018 in order to give the farm, the village and the festival team a year off, meaning next year's event will be the last until 2019. Glastonbury's most recent fallow year was in 2012. 

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