Organisers have hailed the early release of tickets to next year's
festival a success after half the total places available were snapped
Tickets went on sale yesterday morning, six months earlier
than usual, and more than 68,500 were sold over the course of the day.
Glastonbury spokesman John Shearlaw said demand for tickets had
"dropped off" by around 7pm, but the sales lines would remain open for
another week before the next sale date of April 6.
wanted to avoid the same fate as last year, when tickets had not sold
out by the time the festival began. Bad weather and competition from
other festivals were thought to be to blame, though many felt the
premature leaking of the headline acts, including rapper Jay-Z, had
caused sales to suffer.
Michael Eavis wanted to introduce a new
ticket system he felt would give festival fans an equal chance of
attending. Unlike previous years, there is no limit to the amount of
tickets one person can purchase.
Shearlaw told Associated
Press: "We are very calm about it - it's a vote of confidence. While
its been too early for some people, our regulars, like students,
obviously see it as a good deal to put £50 now and pay the rest later.
We are pretty chuffed."
Sauce :: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/oct/06/half.glastonbury.2009.tickets.sold
P.S. I got tickets, for the first time since 2002 - rather excited :) :) :)