Glastonbury 2024 tickets sell out in under an hour

A wide shot of the crowd in front of the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury
About 210,000 people will head to Worthy Farm for the festival in June 2024

Tickets for next year's Glastonbury Festival have sold out in just under an hour.

All tickets for the 2024 event were bought just before 10:00 GMT.

In a post on X, formerly Twitter, the festival said: "Our thanks to everyone who bought one and we're sorry to those of you who missed out, on a morning when demand greatly exceeded supply."

There will be a re-sale of any cancelled or returned tickets in spring 2024.

Organiser Emily Eavis has hinted that a "really big American artist" will be among the headliners, and Madonna has been rumoured to be one of the performers being lined up.

Eavis, who faced criticism for 2023's all-male headliners, also hinted that two female headliners could perform at the Pyramid Stage next year, with another booked for the legend's slot.

In an Instagram post, she thanked everyone who tried to get a ticket on Sunday.

"We're blown away that so many people want to come (we all still remember the years when they didn't!) and I'm sorry that many of you missed out," she said.

"Demand far exceeds supply and with many millions of devices trying at once, it means the system can only work at certain speed."

The festival line-up will be revealed early next year.

Madonna kneeling as she sings during a live show
It has been widely rumoured that Madonna may be among the headliners for 2024

On Sunday, Glastonbury hopefuls gathered around phones, tablets and laptops in an attempt to secure tickets.

Festival enthusiasts experienced contrasting emotions as tickets sold out in rapid time

Sam Keaveney, 30, a student nurse from Stockton-on-Tees, will attend the festival next summer for the second time.

He described it as "one of the best feelings" and said he just feels "so relieved and buzzing to go to the best place on Earth."

Asked who he was hoping to see at the festival, Mr Keaveney said: "It really doesn't matter who's playing as it's just that big and so much to see, there's always something and someone to see."

Elton John performing at Glastonbury festival in 2023
Each year, tickets to the festival sell out in record time

However, huge numbers were left disappointed, with some claiming they have been unsuccessful for many years.

Homeless recovery worker Katie Cowdrey, 43, from Gosport in Hampshire, said she had attended with her late friend Katrina in the 1990s, but has been unable to buy a ticket since 2011 despite trying every year.

She said she just wanted to visit the festival one last time, adding: "I'm 44 next month and have arthritis in my knees, so not as mobile as I once was, so I know the clock is ticking for such things that involve walking about."

Elton John at Glastonbury
Elton John headlined Sunday at Glastonbury 2023

Last year, about two-and-a-half million people sought tickets for the event at Worthy Farm in Somerset, with just 210,000 available.

Festival organisers said the demand for the 2024 festival outstripped supply and festival ticket and coach packages sold out in 25 minutes on 16 November.

This year's ticket sale was postponed by two weeks "out of fairness" to customers who did not realise their registration had expired.

Tickets for 2024 cost £355 (plus a £5 booking fee), up from £335 for 2023's event.

Festival-goers will pay a £75 as a deposit and the balance is due by the first week of April.

The event, which hosts more than 3,000 acts, will take place from 26-30 June.

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