Glastonbury 2020 standard tickets went on sale this morning (October 6) – and sold out in 33 minutes.
- Read more: Glastonbury 2020: all you need to know about dates, line-up rumours, registering for tickets, and beating the rush for the 50th anniversary festival
The 2020 edition of the world-famous music festival, which takes place June 24-28 on Worthy Farm in Somerset, returns following last year’s hugely successful outing – one Emily Eavis called “the best festival yet!”
The lineup for 2020 is yet to be announced but Paul McCartney, Fleetwood Mac, Foals and Elton John are all among the rumoured headliners.
The first batch of coach package tickets for the festival went on sale last week (October 3) and sold out in just 27 minutes.
Standard tickets went on sale at 9am today and the See Tickets Twitter account posted a message at 9:33am confirming they had all sold out:
Tickets for @GlastoFest 2020 are now SOLD OUT. Congratulations to everyone who got tickets. Confirmation emails are going out now. Sorry to those who missed out. The coach + ticket resale will take place on Thurs 16th April followed by the main resale Sun 19th April 2020.
— See Tickets (@seetickets) October 6, 2019
A resale for unwanted and unpaid coach packages will take place on Thursday April 16, 2020 followed by the main resale on Sunday April 19, 2020.
Those lucky enough to get their hands on some tickets took to social media to share their excitement.
GLASTONBURY 2020 BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/kwyQOcZlmR
— Sarah Howells (@GFBlogger) October 6, 2019
When your bestie manages to get you Glastonbury tickets in 5 minutes ?
— Lucy Stevens (@MarketingLucy) October 6, 2019
After 20 years of trying…boom?Glastonbury 2020 here we come!!?⛺️??????
— Paul Griffiths (@PG_GRIFF) October 6, 2019
I FUCKING GOT A GLASTONBURY TICKET !!!!!!!!!!
— Mossy Mctavish (@littlesarahtate) October 6, 2019
update: glastonbury sale in which your ACE pal gets u tickets for yr first one bc yr own wifi is about as useful as the drum machine in suede post 1990 https://t.co/GX0fUrggts
— daisy (@daiz11) October 6, 2019
— Rachel Chew (@RachelChew3) October 6, 2019
Nevermind – cheers lads the system works perfectly – See you at Glasto
— On 80k and not even in the top 50% 🙁 (@ScaryNewDad) October 6, 2019
Got Glastonbury tickets ? mainly for you @fleetwoodmac, don’t let me down.
— Liam Young (@liamyoung) October 6, 2019
I am the Glastonbury ticket Ninja. Less than 1 minute to get in thus year. Good luck to everyone else!?
— Axiatonal (@Axiatonal1) October 6, 2019
— Katherine McCloskey (@KatieRua) October 6, 2019
I DID IT!!!!! WE GOT GLASTONBURY TICKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!! #Glastonbury2020
— Chloë (@ChloeMbury) October 6, 2019
AS IF IM GOING TO GLASTONBURY 2020 ??????????????????????????????
— dj psychic sket (@fireexitdoor) October 6, 2019
Whereas those who were not so lucky aired their frustrations, with many complaining that they were unable to get on the website.
— Kate (@KateRankin) October 6, 2019
It’s easier to get into Glastonbury by learning an instrument, forming a band, going on tour, getting signed, releasing a few albums, making millions and getting invited to headline the pyramid stage
Rather than just buying tickets off that website #GlastonburyTickets
— Graham Lloyd-Roberts (@grahamlloydr) October 6, 2019
— Andrew Stuart ? (@AndrewStuart) October 6, 2019
— Jonny Kingston (@Kingston__) October 6, 2019
‘You will be held at this page until there are no tickets left’ #Glastonbury
— Glenn Page (@GlennPage_) October 6, 2019
— Ollie Whittingham (@ollie_whitt) October 6, 2019
The Glastonbury ticket buying process is fuckin dumb ?
— Christian (@cop3_) October 6, 2019
— phil.i.am (@whatphilsaid) October 6, 2019
— Conor Joyce (@JoyceConor) October 6, 2019
— Izzy (@Izzy_kelly_) October 6, 2019
If I see the word Glastonbury today I’ll cry, hope everyone going gets chlamydia
— Courtney (@crtnyrynr) October 6, 2019
The official Glastonbury Twitter account wrote: “Tickets for Glastonbury 2020 have now Sold Out. Thank you to everyone who bought one, and sorry to those who missed out. There will be a ticket resale in April – plus we’ll be announcing details of a special ballot for the sale of 50 pairs of tickets in the coming days.”
Tickets for Glastonbury 2020 have now Sold Out. Thank you to everyone who bought one, and sorry to those who missed out. There will be a ticket resale in April – plus we'll be announcing details of a special ballot for the sale of 50 pairs of tickets in the coming days.
— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) October 6, 2019
Festival co-organsier Emily Eavis also took to social media to share the news that tickets had sold out, saying that “demand was higher than ever, with over 2.4 million people registered.”
We have now sold out. Thank you all for your incredible, continued support. Demand was higher than ever, with over 2.4 million people registered. Bring on 2020! https://t.co/a31IfvB4Vk
— Emily Eavis (@emilyeavis) October 6, 2019
The last installment of the festival in 2019 saw Stormzy, The Killers and The Cure headline. Other notable performance came from Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, Liam Gallagher, Maggie Rogers, Wu-Tang Clan and Lewis Capaldi.
In April 2019, organiser Michael Eavis told BBC Somerset that The Beatles legend Paul McCartney would be coming to Glastonbury, “hopefully for the 50th. Don’t make a big thing of it though, will you?” he added.
McCartney himself has now said a headline slot could be a “distinct possibility”.
As ever, there’s also speculation about a potential headline spot for Fleetwood Mac – who are yet to play Worthy Farm. Last month Mick Fleetwood told fans at their Wembley show that they still “had a big field to play”, and in an interview with The Independent the band reiterated their desire to play Glastonbury.
Appearing on-stage at the Acoustic Stage during Glastonbury 2019 on June 28, Michael Eavis addressed the band’s comments, saying” “I can’t afford them at the moment! They’ll have to bring their price down because we can’t afford it. But they said the other day that they really want to do it and if they don’t do it before they die they’ll go to hell.”
As far back as 2017, Emily Eavis confirmed that two headliner bookings were already in the bag for 2020. “Ideally, we’d have a mix of old and new acts headlining,” she told NME. “A bit of both. But, a lot can happen between now and then, and it’s about seeing who comes through and who would be right for us. It kind of depends, we’ve just got a little while, we’re not in any rush, but it’s quite exciting. It’s always good having something in the long term plans as well.”
The 1975’s Matt Healy has also confirmed that the band will be at the festival in 2020, and speaking earlier this year, added that they feel “ready” for the top spot next summer. “Whether we headline it or not, who knows?” he told Matt Wilkinson on Beats1. Emily Eavis later responded to the frontman’s comments, telling Wilkinson ““Oh really? That’s good. Interesting. They’re great. Obviously we’d love to have The 1975.”
As for the big pop acts that tend to appear at Glastonbury, it could be the Spice Girls. That’s according to Mel B, who says the group will reconvene with Victoria Beckham to discuss the idea. Say you’ll be there?
Want another big name to throw into the rumour mill? Step right up, Taylor Swift. The singer just announced a run of European festival dates as part of her summer 2020 ‘Lover’ Tour. As it stands, she’s performing in Oslo on Friday June 26, meaning that she could grace Glastonbury with either a headline or surprise set on the Saturday or Sunday.
For more news, rumours, and general festival information, check out NME‘s all you need to know about Glastonbury 2020 guide.