Glastonbury fans fuming as people appear to work out hack to buy more tickets
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Glastonbury fans have been left fuming as a clip doing the rounds on social media appears to show a hack people could have used to buy more tickets.
Sales of the 2024 tickets were postponed until today (19 November) ‘out of fairness’ to those who didn’t manage to get themselves re-registered before the deadline earlier this month.
Tickets for coach travel went on sale on Thursday (16 November) at 6.00pm, while the general admission tickets went on sale at 9.00am this morning.
As fans have come to expect, tickets for the festival sold out in under an hour today, with the official Glastonbury account taking to social media to say: "Our thanks to everyone who bought one and we're sorry to those of you who missed out, on a morning when demand greatly exceeded supply."
While Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis posted on Instagram: “Thank you to everyone who tried to get a ticket today. We're blown away that so many people want to come (we all still remember the years when they didn't!) and I’m sorry that many of you missed out.
“Demand far exceeds supply and with many millions of devices trying at once, it means the system can only work at a certain speed. But we don’t take any of your support for granted. And there will, as always, be a resale of any cancelled tickets in the spring, so please don't give up hope if you did miss out today.”
However, some fans who did miss out were left fuming after a clip appeared to show an issue with the site.
In the clip, which has been shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, a bloke claims he was able to buy his tickets and then simply remove part of the URL so he was directed back to the homepage where he went ‘straight through’ with a button that would allow him to purchase more ‘general admission tickets’.
The man didn’t click through, so it’s unclear if it would have timed out had he tried, but in the video he claims it had ‘worked every single time’.
As you can imagine, those who had missed out were left less than impressed by the clip, with one person responding: “Wow! How is this even happening. Absolute joke!”
Another said: “This is very tough to take. It’s such a shame it’s so difficult to get a ticket for something you love to go to.”
While a third commented: “It seems to me the reason why so many of us didn't get past the loading screen was because of this.”
LADbible has contacted Glastonbury for comment.