Tickets for next year’s Glastonbury Festival have sold out in just under an hour.
All 2024 event tickets purchased before 10:00 GMT.
In a post on X, formerly Twitter, the festival said: “Our thanks to everyone who bought one and our apologies to those of you who missed it, on a morning when demand far exceeded supply.”
There will be a resale of canceled or refunded tickets in spring 2024.
Organizer Emily Eavis has hinted that a “very famous American artist” will be one of the headliners, and Madonna is rumored to be one of the performers lined up.
Eavis, who has faced criticism for an all-male headliner in 2023, also hinted that two female headliners could appear on the Pyramid Stage next year, and another one booked for the legends slot.
In an Instagram post, he thanked everyone who tried to get tickets on Sunday.
“We were surprised that so many people wanted to come (we all still remember the years when they didn’t!) and I’m sorry so many of you didn’t show up,” he said.
“Demand far exceeds supply and with millions of devices trying it out simultaneously, that means the system can only work at certain speeds.”
The festival lineup will be announced early next year.
On Sunday, Glastonbury hopefuls gathered around phones, tablets and laptops in a bid to get tickets.
Festival goers felt contrasting emotions when tickets sold out quickly
Sam Keaveney, 30, a nursing student from Stockton-on-Tees, will attend next summer’s festival for the second time.
He described it as “one of the best feelings” and said he felt “so relieved and excited to go to the best place in the world.”
When asked who he would like to see at the festival, Keaveney said: “It doesn’t matter who performs because the festival is so big and there is so much to see, there is always something and someone to see.”
However, many people were disappointed, and some stated that they had not been successful for years.
Homeless recovery worker Katie Cowdrey, 43, from Gosport in Hampshire, said she had attended with her late friend Katrina in the 1990s, but had been unable to buy tickets since 2011 despite trying every year.
He said he just wanted to visit the festival one last time, and added: “I’m 44 next month and have arthritis in my knees, so I can’t move like I used to, so I know time is running out on things involves walking around.”
Last year, around two and a half million people sought tickets for the event at Worthy Farm in Somerset, and only 210,000 tickets were available.
Festival organizers said demand for the 2024 festival exceeded supply and festival tickets and train packages sold out in 25 minutes on November 16.
This year’s ticket sales were delayed for two weeks “in the interest of fairness” to customers who were unaware their registration had expired.
Tickets for 2024 cost £355 (plus £5 booking fee), up from £335 for the 2023 event.
Festival goers will pay £75 as a deposit and the balance is due in the first week of April.
The event, featuring more than 3,000 performances, will take place June 26-30.