Music fans 'gutted' as Glastonbury coach packages sell out in 23 minutes

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Ticket and coach packages sold fast. (PA)

Glastonbury fans said they were "gutted" as ticket and coach packages for the 2023 festival sold out in just 23 minutes.

Tickets were made available at 6pm on 3 November and demand was high, with many people struggling to snap any up.

Unsuccessful fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment after the coveted tickets sold out, with several saying they suffered website crashes or were booted out of the site.

"Fuming got to payment page then bang," one person tweeted.

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Festival goers leave Worthy Farm in Somerset following the Glastonbury Festival. Picture date: Monday June 27, 2022.
The festival will take place in June 2023. (PA)

"It's frustrating not going to lie, put bank details in to pay and it booted me," said someone else.

One upset fan posted: "I cannot believe the site crashed as I was clicking ‘confirm’ to my Glastonbury tickets."

Someone else said they were "absolutely gutted" to have missed out.

They added: "Done the registration, photo was approved. Went online with umpteen devices at 6pm. I got as far as booking his coach then got chucked out of the site. Devastated. Christmas & Birthday gift."

Michael Eavis ahead of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset. Picture date: Wednesday June 22, 2022.
Festival creator Michael Eavis. (PA)

0th year in a row with no luck," said another person.

One said they were "absolutely devastated" that they were unlucky.

"Twitter saying Glastonbury tickets are sold out but I'm still refreshing in the queue, like a lost astronaut floating sadly around in the deathly silent Seetickets ether," said someone else.

Former culture secretary Nadine Dorries was among those queueing.

Sharing a picture of her computer screen, she tweeted: "If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try... Again."

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However, fans will have another chance to get their hands on tickets this weekend.

General admission tickets go up for grabs at 9am on 6 November.

The festival runs from June 21 to June 25, 2023 at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset.

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