Glastonbury Festival 2011 resale tickets were snapped up in under two hours this morning (Sunday) as fans eager to see the likes of U2, Coldplay and Beyonce tried desperately to buy unwanted and unsold passes from the original ticket sale.
Sources suggested that a record number of festival-goers had registered to buy tickets in the resale after Beyonce was confirmed to headline the Sunday (26 June).
“Apologies to those of you who didn’t get a ticket,” tweeted the festival on their GlastoFest Twitter account, “demand hugely outstripped supply, so unfortunately some people had to miss out.”
The sale wasn’t without its problems, with some people reportedly receiving internal server errors from the SEE Tickets webpage and others getting “kicked out” of the buying process after entering their details.
Following festival-only tickets selling out at 9.45am, fans scrambled to buy ticket and coach travel packages to the event, but encountered more issues with the site only allowing users to purchase one seat on coaches.
Once this was resolved, all the packages were snapped up by 10.40am.
“All tickets have gone – thanks for your patience. See you down here!” tweeted co-organiser Emily Eavis.
In an unusual move, festival chiefs announced the full line-up last week, with Primal Scream, Don McLean, B. B. King, Pendulum and loads more set to play.
For those with tickets, National Express are still selling coach travel packages to the event.
Click here to buy National Express coach tickets.
More and more festival-goers are travelling by coach to events because of its green credentials.
It saves money on car parking and the coach drops ticket-holders closer to the campsite than any other mode of transport.
National Express is the official coach partner of the Glastonbury Festival 2011.
This year, Glastonbury organisers are offering an extra incentive to ‘Green Travellers’ other than the cleaner air and clear conscience.
Green Travellers will be rewarded for their heroics with a lanyard entitling them to discount meal vouchers, solar showers, cut-price merchandise and access to compost toilets.
Read our live blog on the Glastonbury Festival ticket resale.
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