Concertgoers Fill Sperm Bank

A Web site offering festival tickets in exchange for a sperm donation had so many young males coming forward that it’s had to suspend the scheme.

At a time when international banking organisations are feeling the pinch, had no shortage of people keen to make deposits.

Applicants were asked to chose from the 127 festivals listed at, although many of them are already sold out and some – such as Glastonbury and certain BBC-organised events in the U.K. – allocate tickets by ballot.

But a statement just put up on the Web site is saying "the purpose of the Web site was to test market interest through a pilot scheme" and requests for donation packs have "far exceeded expectations."

"Our clients are calling a halt to the invitation to apply for packs, and will review the results of the scheme to decide on how to proceed."

Despite the disappointment for music fans, the campaign does seem to have set out with honourable intentions.

The site stated that sperm donations in the Republic of Ireland fertility clinics were down by 40 percent over the past four years, but new technology – in the shape of a recently patented container that can keep sperm alive for three days – means it’s now possible to accept donations from around the world.