See Tickets have responded to complaints from frustrated fans who were unable to secure tickets to next year’s Glastonbury festival.
Tickets for the 2014 bash at Worthy Farm sold out in record time yesterday, with 120,000 tickets being snapped up in just one hour and 27 minutes. However, it was a frustrating morning for many festival goers as the See Tickets website crashed, although they were able to sell approximately 3,000 tickets a minute after enduring a “very difficult half hour” of technical difficulties.
Yesterday, See Tickets posted a message on Facebook making a sarcastic reference to the complaints from fans, commenting: “And thanks for all the advice. Never knew we had so many IT consultants following us.” They later apologised for the comment, stating: “Now selling approx 3,000 tickets a minute. Again, we’re really sorry for that first half hour and good luck to everyone’s who trying.”
Their remarks, however, prompted more anger from punters, with one writing: “If this is sarcasm, then it is very poor” and another stating: “Jesus, I was just frustrated with you guys… but now you’ve actually shown that you’re unprofessional bellends.” You can see their comment, and the subsequent response from fans, by clicking here.
Earlier this year, Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis revealed that he already has all three headliners in place for next year’s event. Bookmakers have been taking odds on the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Prince and David Bowie to take the top spots. Foo Fighters are currently favourites to fill the coveted Saturday night Pyramid Stage slot, whilst rumours of a ‘Definitely Maybe’ 20th anniversary reunion have given Oasis odds of 10/1 to make an appearance.
Following yesterday’s scramble for tickets, many punters took to Twitter to vent their frustration and joy over their attempts to secure Glastonbury 2014 tickets. You can read a few of the mixed emotions below:
@NME I got my ticket. I can’t believe it yet. It would be my first Glasto. D:
— Arisai Espinola (@loneliest_star) October 6, 2013
— phil carey (@pinklesdad) October 6, 2013
— Louisa Umanzor (@luisaumanzor) October 6, 2013
@NME 3 laptops two smart phones and a landline phone, crashing on payment page later, tickets in the bag.
— Mr Joseph Smith (@Mr_JosephSmith) October 6, 2013
— D-mac (@duncmck7) October 6, 2013