Tickets For Glastonbury 2015 Sold Out Even Though There's No Lineup
After 15,000 ticket packages were sold last week for Glastonbury 2015 in 14 minutes, the rest of the tickets were taken earlier this morning only 25 minutes after they went on sale.
Organizers for the festival were amazed that all 135,000 tickets went so quickly, NME reports. "We're humbled by the incredible numbers of people who would like to come to the Festival - and it's clear that demand once again outstripped supply this year," a statement on the Glastonbury website reads. "We're sorry that some of you have missed out, but there will be a resale of returned tickets in the spring (and your registration remains valid for future years). Thank you all for your never-ending support for our Festival."
Making the matter even more impressive, the festival sold out with no lineup in place. The announcement is expected in the coming months, but, like NME reported last week, betting firm William Hill has Fleetwood Mac as the favorite to headline. Queen's odds have improved since Wednesday, going from 20/1 to 14/1. Other possibilities according to William Hill are AC/DC, Muse and Prince. In June, acts like Arcade Fire, Metallica, M.I.A., Jack White, The Black Keys and Robert Plant performed at the festival.
As the event's website states, Glastonbury is the "largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world and a template for all the festivals that have come after it." The festival originated in 1970, and it has been held semi-regularly since then. "It's like going to another country, a hip and thrilling Brigadoon that appears every year or so," the website continues. "Coming to Glastonbury involves a fair amount of travel, and probably a queue to get in but, when you get past these impediments, you enter a huge tented city, a mini-state under canvas. British law still applies, but the rules of society are a bit different, a little bit freer. Everyone is here to have a wild time in their own way."
Glastonbury 2015 will be held June 24 to 28.