Glastonbury Festival 2023 tickets sell out as buyers vent anger as website crashes

Glastonbury Festival 2023 tickets sell out as buyers vent anger as website crashes

Glastonbury 2023 tickets sold out in around an hour amid frustration from festival-goers that the ticket website kept crashing.

General sale admission was made live at 9am on Sunday morning by See Tickets - where thousands were looking to book for the event, which will be held next June.

Although ticket prices were above £300 for the first time, demand was such that the website suffered crashes.

Fans reported on Twitter that they could not connect or were demoted back to an earlier screen, needing to restart the booking process.

Cam Meakin tweeted: “At this point it would be easier to start [a] band and play Glastonbury than it is to get tickets.”

Even Specsavers joined in with the banter, tweeting: “See Tickets? We can’t… #Glastonbury.”

The demand was there for Glastonbury despite the line-up not having yet been announced. Among the favourites to be 2023 headliners are Arctic Monkeys, Harry Styles and Eminem.

For 2023, the price of one standard ticket is £335 with a £5 booking fee. This compares to £265 when they last went on sale in 2019.

A previous batch of tickets including coach travel went on sale on Friday and also sold out.

For those who didn’t get tickets, a resale will be held at the end of March.

A statement from Glastonbury Festival added: “Thank you to everyone who bought one and we’re sorry to those of you who missed out, on a morning when demand far exceeded supply. There will be a resale of any cancelled or returned tickets in spring 2023.”

See Tickets tweeted: “Tickets for @Glastonbury Festival 2023 are now SOLD OUT.

“Confirmation emails are going out now. Congratulations to everyone who got tickets this morning. We're sorry to those who missed out or had issues trying to book.”

It has earlier said it was "working on a technical problem" as thousands of fans attempt to secure tickets.

A tweet on See Tickets' official account said: "We're working on a technical problem. If you're trying to book @glastonbury tickets please bear with us - we'll be back up and running soon."