Glastonbury festival bosses Michael Eavis and his daughter Emily have announced via Twitter today that the 2013 leg of the event is already proving to be a record breaker.
For the first time in the entire festival’s history, ticket allocation has been met within one hour and 40 minutes. There have also been reports that the entire site crashed due to the unsustainable level of traffic. Michael Eavis was quick to blame simple economics on this one, stating that demand ‘simply outstripped supply’. Both he and his daughter were ‘humbled’ by the response from fans.
They have also issued an apology via Twitter to all those who missed out and struggled through website malfunctions.
For a festival with tickets priced at $205, it’s hard to believe it’s already reached capacity despite the fact that the lineup is yet to be announced. That’s right, no one has been confirmed to play the event, although Radiohead, Plan B, The Rolling Stones, Professor Green and Zulu Winter are among those heavily rumoured.
According to the Website, the 2013 lineup will not be announced until closer to the event.
As Sky News has it, Glastonbury first kicked off in 1970 with 700 punters all paying $1 to watch Marc Bolan perform, but it now attracts almost 200,000 punters a year.
Tickets for Glastonbury 2013 have now sold out, in 1h 40m (a record). Here's a note from Michael & Emily Eavis… pic.twitter.com/8G0bNzFy
— Glastonbury Festival (@glastonbury) October 7, 2012
Sorry to everyone who missed out and for any problems you had with the booking site. There will be a resale in April.
— Emily Eavis (@emilyeavis) October 7, 2012