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Glastonbury hopefuls voice frustration as tickets sell out in record time

1,400 tickets a minute were sold this morning.

Image: AP Photo/Mark Allan

TICKETS FOR GLASTONBURY 2013 have sold out in an hour and forty minutes this morning.

Thousands missed out on the first round and have taken to Twitter to voice their frustration after being unable to access the See Tickets website in time. Some claimed that exploiting a DNS bug on the ticket seller’s website meant they were able to access a ‘quiet’ server.

Organisers Michael and Emily Eavis have extended their apologies to those who missed out.

We’re genuinely humbled by the sheer number of people who would like to come to the festival and we dearly wish we could have you all along. Sadly, that just isn’t possible, which means a significant number of people have missed out.

In order to buy a Glastonbury ticket, a prospective reveller must first register their details and photo ID. Those who managed to get their hands on tickets this morning paid a £50 (€62) deposit and will bay the balance next Spring.

The number of people who had registered for tickets wasn’t revealed, and Emily Eavis said that the reason behind it was to avoid panic about the availability of tickets.

Any tickets that are returned will then be put on sale again in April. One hundred and forty thousand were sold this morning. There was no festival this year to allow the site, which is on the Eavis’ dairy farm, to recover.

Organisers posted a picture of the deserted Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm earlier this morning.

High demand meant that  access to the booking site SeeTickets.com was restricted for some users. Organisers confirmed that “tickets were being sold throughout the morning, but demand simply outstripped supply”.

All this before the line up is even announced.

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