Glastonbury 2011 tickets sell out within four hours

Organisers Michael and Emily Eavis thank punters for being 'patient' with booking system

All tickets for Glastonbury 2011 sold out just over four hours after going onsale today (October 3).

The tickets, which were made available through and a phoneline at 9am (BST), were all snapped up by 1.15pm, according to the event’s official website

In a statement on the site and their official Twitter account,, Michael and Emily Eavis thanked punters for their patience with the booking system.

They said: “We’re very sorry to those of you who didn’t get tickets, and acknowledge there were some issues with the website/phoneline due to the sheer volume of people trying to get through.”

The price for each ticket to the Somerset event is £195, plus postage and packing and a £5 booking fee.

Registration and registration look-up will reopen tomorrow (October 4) for those hoping to snap up cancelled tickets when an expected resale takes place, which was held in April for this year’s festival.

Glastonbury 2011 takes place at Worthy Farm, Pilton. Billed music takes place on June 24-26, with the site opening on June 22.

Founder Michael Eavis has previously said that he will announce the three confirmed Glastonbury headliners once all tickets have sold out.

He also denied plans for retiring from organising the event, stating he has got “another 10 years possibly left in me.”

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