Glastonbury fans say it’s ‘easier to start a band to get in’ after ALL 135,000 tickets to next year’s festival sold out in just 50 minutes
- Fans refreshed ticket site again and again this morning to buy their tickets
- But all were sold out by 9.50am despite reports of the website crashing
- Music lovers will have another chance in May when tickets go on resale
- Line-up announced in Spring, but last year's included Adele and Coldplay
Tickets for the iconic Glastonbury festival sold out in less than an hour this morning, much to the dismay of thousands who missed out as the website crashed.
The sought-after tickets went on sale from See Tickets at 9am and were expected to sell out within half an hour.
They were officially all gone by 9.50am despite reports of the site crashing and plenty of furious fans claiming the site would not load.
Festival goers leave the site in Worthy Farm last year after one of the wettest summers of the event
Plenty of people who attempted to get tickets bemoaned the difficulties, with Jordan suggesting it would be easier to start a band and play than attend as a fan
Dom agreed, tweeting that the lengthy process of having music lessons and releasing your own work was still easier than buying a ticket
Author and columnist Caitlin Moran declared her teenage daughter 'a woman now' after watching her fail to buy tickets to the iconic festival
One twitter user poked fun at the problems most were having by wondering if celebrities who often attend, like Kate Moss, were doing the same thing with their Sunday mornings
A £10 price increase on last year means festival-goers will have to cough up £238 plus a £5 booking fee for access to the 900-acre site, although fans are not asked to pay the full balance until spring 2017.
On Thursday the coach package batch of tickets sold out in just 23 minutes with a number of fans experiencing website difficulties, and last year 120,000 passes were snapped up in just over half an hour.
This year there are no telephone ticket sales available, with all customers being directed to glastonbury.seetickets.com which crashed minutes after going live due to demand.
Singer Adele performing live on the Pyramid Stage at the 2016 festival, where Coldplay also played
For some, the thought of trying to get tickets is enough to induce nausea, as Mick reminded himself he'd have to try again in May
No more Glastonbury tickets, just lottery tickets for Amadeus, who thinks there's more chance of a big win in the draw than attending the Worthy Farm festival
Leona pulled in all the troops to try to get tickets but the website was so busy, even 10 people on multiple devices had no luck
Always time for a pun as Bex Dawkes said the process was 'a little bit in tents'
Jim Groome made what could easily be an annual announcement at this time of year that there was no success in getting tickets
For many, there was no chance of buying the £238 passes as the See Tickets website, the only place to buy official tickets, would not load
Philip Crowther said he was jealous of those who just managed to get the website to load, let alone buy tickets
A statement on the Glastonbury website said: 'We have, once again, been blown away by the incredible number of people from around the planet who hoped to come to the Festival, with demand significantly outstripping supply.
'We're sorry to all of those who missed out - we wish we could fit everybody in! - but there will be a resale of any returned tickets in the spring, and registration will open again in the next few days.'
There will be a resale of returned tickets in Spring, and several charities attending the festival offer tickets to volunteers.
The historic festival will take its traditional fallow year after 2017 meaning those who miss out on tickets will have to wait until at least 2019 for the next event.
RADIOHEAD FAVOURITES TO HEADLINE PYRAMID STAGE IN 201 7
Radiohead, Kasabian and Guns N' Roses are among the bands touted to headline the Worthy Farm's celebrated Pyramid stage, according to bookies.
Ladbrokes has the Thom Yorke-fronted group as odds-on favourites to close the main stage on any day, at 4/6.
Meanwhile, a surge of bets on infamous rockers Guns N' Roses topping the bill saw its odds slashed from 8-1 to 10-11 at Coral, who also place Green Day and Oasis in the running.
2015's festival was topped by surprise headliner Kanye West, as well as The Who and Florence and the Machine.
But for some there was a feel of smug Sunday satisfaction as they safely claimed their tickets
Ciara vented her frustration in trying year on year and not managing to get herself to the festival
Founder Michael Eavis previously said he 'didn't really want to have a year without a festival', and claimed the event could be held somewhere else in 2017 or 2018.
However, last month organisers said there were 'no plans to hold an event at another location in 2018'.
Those lucky enough to get tickets to the festival in 2016 were treated back in June to performances by Adele, Coldplay, Muse and LCD Soundsystem.
Next year's festival will take place from June 21 to 25 with the line-up not being announced by organisers until spring.
This year, tickets for the 2017 festival sold out within 50 minutes, for 135,000 lucky festival goers
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