Glastonbury Sells Out

Within a week of picking up the Green World Award at MIDEM and Glastonbury winning Pollstar’s Best International Festival for the fourth time, festival chief Michael Eavis was happy to report that this year’s event has sold all its 140,000 tickets.

None of the acts have been officially announced and the Glastonbury team is staying tight-lipped on the subject. However, it would be no surprise if Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen and Blur were among the headliners.

Glastonbury went on sale earlier this year, having struggled to sell out in 2008, and also offered fans the chance to secure a ticket with a £50 deposit and settle the balance by Feb. 1.

About 70,000 tickets were snapped up Oct. 5 when the box office opened. About 80 percent of those who bought tickets opted to pay on the drip, while the other 14,000 preferred to pay the full amount of £175 (plus a £5 booking fee).

“We’ve sold 110,000 including those who’ve taken up an option to buy,” Eavis told Pollstar four days after the tickets went on sale.