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Glastonbury sells out in record time

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Tickets for next year’s Glastonbury Festival sold out in record time this weekend. Passes for the event became available at 9am on Sunday morning, and were all gone within an hour and 40 minutes, despite the customary technical foibles.

After a wobble in 2008, when festival organisers didn’t declare a sell out until pretty much the gates had opened, tickets have become more in demand again in recent years. The festival’s last outing in 2011 sold out within hours of going on sale. Although those of you who were left sobbing into your cereal about missing out on the 2013 bash yesterday, may take comfort in the fact that Glastonbury’s deposit scheme means that some tickets will be resold at a later date due to cancellations.

Last year Michael Eavis told The Times that he thought Glastonbury only had a few years left in it before everyone lost interest. This weekend’s boost may have changed his mind on that. In a joint statement, he and his daughter Emily Eavis said that they were “genuinely humbled by the sheer number of people who would like to come to the festival”.

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