News - October 2, 2014

First 15,000 tickets for Glastonbury sell out in less than 15 minutes
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First 15,000 tickets for Glastonbury sell out in less than 15 minutes

The first 15,000 tickets for this year's Glastonbury Festival sold out in less than 15 minutes last night (October 1st). 

A total of 15,000 coach and admission packages for the next year’s festival were bought up in less than a quarter of an hour. 

Emily Eavis, who organises the festival along with father Michael, tweeted her shock at the speed at which the tickets were snapped up, she wrote:

The vast majority of tickets go onsale on Sunday (October 5th), with thousands of punters expected to try and purchase tickets. The full price of a Glastonbury 2015 ticket is £220 plus a £5 booking fee. 

This year's festival sold out in one hour and 27 minutes and a similar time is expected for tickets for next year's event. 

Earlier this week Fleetwood Mac, AC/DC and Muse were named as the bookmakers' favourites to headline next year's Glastonbury Festival. 

According to bookmaker William Hill, Fleetwood Mac are the overwhelming favourites to headline the event on the final Sunday, with odds of just 4/6 on them headlining the Pyramid Stage next summer. 

Such short odds on Fleetwood Mac largely stem from comments Michael Eavis made earlier this year, when he was asked if he had his headliners in place, he said: "We’ve got three headliners already and that’s without Prince. We’ve got some good headliners. We had an agent [for a band] yesterday on the platform by the stage watching Metallica with me, saying ‘My band want to do it next year’. Is it a British artist? He’s definitely British, but the band are not British any more.”

Both Muse and AC/DC, who are returning with new albums in the coming months, are listed at 3/1, with The Stone Roses at 7/1.

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