Glastonbury 2010 sells out in 24 hours
Tickets for the 40th anniversary of Glastonbury festival have sold out within a day of going on sale
* Tim Jonze
* guardian.co.uk, Monday 5 October 2009 11.00 BST
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Tickets for next year's Glastonbury festival have sold out in less than 24 hours. Those who registered for early tickets hit the phone lines yesterday (Sunday 4 October) to secure entrance to a festival that has yet to announce its lineup and is still nine months away.
Last year's festival took several weeks to sell out, whereas Glastonbury 2008 didn't sell out until the day of the event itself thanks to poor weather in previous years. This year's swift sales will have been helped by rumours that the festival's 40th anniversary may draw some special headliners. U2, Radiohead and Beyoncé
have all been rumoured, while organiser Michael Eavis has promised the lineup will include a band from each year of the festival's history. The success of Glastonbury 2009, which combined decent weather with big-name acts like Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and Blur, will also have helped sales.
Tickets for next year's event cost £185, an increase of £10 on this year. However, it was possible to secure tickets with a £50 deposit, with the full payment not due until 28 February 2010.
Fans who don't have tickets shouldn't despair just yet – organisers say that a small number will become available in the coming weeks. Those who want a chance of buying them should register now at glastonburyregistration.co.uk.