Twitter mourns after missing out on Glastonbury tickets

‘Glastonbury letting me down more than any boy ever has’: Music fans are left in mourning after missing out on tickets for the festival’s return – after they sold out in just 36 MINUTES

  • Glastonbury tickets for summer 2019 sold out in just 36 minutes on Sunday
  • Twitter users took to the network to share their anxious moments buying tickets
  • Many failed as record numbers tried to purchase the estimated 150,000 tickets
  • The social network was flooded with memes as music lovers mourned defeat 

Twitter went into overdrive on Sunday morning, as music lovers shared their nail-biting experiences trying to purchase Glastonbury tickets.

The passes, costing an eye-watering £248 each plus a £5 booking fee, went on sale at 9am with a record-breaking number of people trying to buy the estimated 150,000 up for grabs for next year’s festival.

Unfortunately they sold out in just 36 minutes, leaving many failed festival-goers in mourning.

One heartbroken fan tweeted: ‘Glastonbury letting me down more than any boy has ever done’.

Twitter went into overdrive on Sunday morning, as British music lovers flooded shared their nail-biting experiences trying to purchase Glastonbury tickets. Twitter user Aman T shared a picture of his three laptops, iPad and iPhone as he attempted to buy tickets for the 2019 festival

The tickets, costing an eye-watering £248 each plus a £5 booking fee, went on sale at 9am with a record-breaking number of people trying to buy the estimated 150,00 tickets up for grabs for next year’s festival. Music lover Jimthony Jonestano shared a Lord Of The Ring meme during the tense moments as he tried to purchase tickets

Just half an our earlier anxious users shared their experiences trying to purchase the coveted tickets to Twitter, as they waited in the website’s queue.

Battling with the site crashing multiple times, and the agonising decision over whether to refresh the page and risk being relegated in the queue, as well as many using multiple devices, it surely made for a stressful Sunday morning.


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Optimistically, user Daniel Gibson wrote: ‘Right then, coffee made, phones charged, laptops plugged in, registration numbers written out ready for each person, refresh finger exercised, all set for the chaos which is inevitably the Gibson household trying to buy Glastonbury tickets.’

Another added: ‘It’s war!’ while one shared a scene from Lord Of The Rings, and wrote: ‘And so it begins.’

Anxious users shared their experiences trying to purchase the coveted tickets to Twitter, as they waited in the website’s queue. User Tom Coulson shared a meme of a skeleton at a computer with the caption: ‘You will be held at this page until there is a free space’

Meanwhile music lover Naomi Rediman shared a snap of her two laptops and one iPad as she tried to purchase tickets for Glastonbury festival 2019

Even writer Caitlin Moran joined in, tweeting: ‘I can hear people on laptops and phones in every room in my house pressing ‘refresh’ and screaming. THIS IS WHERE YOU START PAYING. IN SWEAT.’

In the tense moments that followed, many more flooded the social network, with user Daniel Gibson writing: ‘Do I refresh or leave it or try again or slaughter a goat to appease the lord eavis? #Glastonbury2019.’

Flooding the site with memes, one shared a gif of a cat hysterically typing, writing: ‘Trying to get Glastonbury tickets, like..’

Unfortunately many were unable to get the tickets, sharing their disappointment moments later. 

 

 

Even writer Caitlin Moran joined in, tweeting: ‘I can hear people on laptops and phones in every room in my house pressing ‘refresh’ and screaming. THIS IS WHERE YOU START PAYING. IN SWEAT.’

‘Just put all our details in and card in hand ready to pay to be sent to a screen saying tickets sold out’, devastated user Kate Hurdman wrote, as many shared similar experiences.

The festival’s organiser Emily Eavis said it appeared that ‘record numbers’ tried to get tickets.

There was no event this summer, with Glastonbury, at Worthy Farm, Somerset, having a ‘fallow year’, allowing the ground to recover.

Sir Paul McCartney is among the musicians rumoured be on the bill in June next year.

Unfortunately many were unable to get the tickets, sharing their disappointment just moments later. ‘Just put all our details in and card in hand ready to pay to be sent to a screen saying tickets sold out’, devastated user Kate Hurdman wrote

In the tense moments that followed, many more flooded the social network, with user Daniel Gibson writing: ‘Do I refresh or leave it or try again or slaughter a goat to appease the lord eavis ? #Glastonbury2019’.

Half an hour after putting tickets on sale, Eavis wrote on Twitter: ‘Tickets have now all sold out! We are blown away by the huge demand, looks like record numbers tried.

‘Thank you for your patience and incredible support and for those of you who missed out’.

The festival posted online that it wished ‘we could squeeze everybody in’ but there will be a resale of any returned tickets in the spring.

Glastonbury Festival requires ticket-buyers to register before purchasing, in a bid to tackle touts.

And with many unable to purchase the reported 150,000 tickets on sale, user Samantha Cullum shared a verse from Simon and Garfunkel’s A Sound Of Silence along with a screengrab showing the site was at maximum capacity

The popular festival, which will include more than 3,000 performances across more than 100 stages, has yet to reveal any of its acts.

However, a number of names have been rumoured, including Kylie Minogue and Sir Paul McCartney.

Minogue recently said she would love to fill the headline slot at the festival after having to pull out of the bill more than a decade ago due having treatment for breast cancer.

Flooding the site with memes, Danny shared a gif of a cat hysterically typing, writing: ‘Trying to get Glastonbury tickets, like..’.

Sharing their frustration, user Zara Tyler told how she had been left on the refreshing page for 33 minutes before it showed as sold out

When asked by the Press Association if she would like to be offered another chance to close the night at next year’s festival, she said: ‘When I was supposed to do it I think I would have been the first solo female to headline in however many years it was, so I was really proud of that at that time.

‘Obviously it didn’t happen. So yes, it would be amazing and very emotional to be standing there and doing what I didn’t get to do all those years ago, for sure.’

Earlier this year, festival co-organiser Emily Eavis told BBC Radio 2 that Sir Paul is at the ‘top of our list’ of desired acts.

Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran and Radiohead were last year’s headliners.

Half an hour after putting tickets on sale, Eavis wrote on Twitter: ‘Tickets have now all sold out! We are blown away by the huge demand, looks like record numbers tried’

Festival goers enjoy Elbow performing at Glastonbury Festival on 28th June, 2014 at Pilton Farm

 

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