A record-high 21m people tuned into BBC Music's coverage of Glastonbury 2017, with Ed Sheeran's set also achieving record viewership for a BBC Glasto programme
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Glastonbury Festival organisers “humbled” by the quantity of people who tried to buy tickets for the 2020 event, with 135k tickets selling in 34 minutes
By Anna Grace on 07 Oct 2019
More than 2.4 million people registered to get their hands on Glastonbury Festival tickets over the weekend, with all 135,000 tickets selling out in just over half an hour.
Glastonbury 2020, which will take place from 24 to 28 June at long-time home Worthy Farm in Somerset, marks the 50th anniversary of the event.
“We have now sold out. Thank you all for your incredible, continued support. Demand was higher than ever, with over 2.4 million people registered. Bring on 2020!” posted Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis on Sunday (6 October), just 34 minutes after tickets had gone on sale.
Coach packages had sold out in just 27 minutes three days before.
“Demand was higher than ever, with over 2.4 million people registered”
A resale of any unwanted or unpaid for coach and ticket packages for Glastonbury 2020 is set for 16 April, followed by a resale of general admission tickets on 19 April. Details of a “special ballot” for the sale of 50 pairs of tickets will also be announced in the next few days.
Fans can also register interest in volunteering at the festival through Glastonbury partner charities Oxfam, Greenpeace and WaterAid.
Glastonbury Festival 2019 took place from 26 June to 1 July, with headline performances from the Cure, Stormzy and the Killers. Tickets for last year’s event also sold speedily, with all being snapped up in 36 minutes.
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