UK's Glastonbury Festival sells out in record time

Rita Ora performs at the 2013 Glastonbury Festival in England. Photo / AP
Rita Ora performs at the 2013 Glastonbury Festival in England. Photo / AP

Tickets for next year's Glastonbury Festival sold out in a record time of just one hour and 27 minutes, the event's organisers said.

About 120,000 tickets went on sale, with over one million people registered for the music event.

Organisers Michael and Emily Eavis said in a statement: "We have, once again, been blown away by the numbers of people who were hoping to join us at the festival, and we're sorry that many of you have missed out on a ticket.

"We genuinely try to make the ticket system as fair as it can be, but when demand outstrips supply, it is an unfortunate inevitability that some people will be left disappointed."

Technical issues affected the first 30 minutes of sales.

A spokesman for See Tickets, the festival's ticket agency, wrote on Twitter: "Now selling approx 3000 tickets a minute. Again, we're really sorry for that first half hour and good luck to everyone who's trying."

Tickets cost £210 (NZ$405.37) for the festival, which will take place from June 25 to 29 in 2014.

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