This Glastonbury article was written by Viktor Balchikliev, a GIGsoup contributor.
Bad news for all festival goears planning to attend Glastonbury in 2016 – all 118,200 standing tickets were sold out in only 30 minutes. Tickets went on sale at 9:00 GMT on Sunday and were immediately bought by lucky fans. The selling price was £228 and people were required to pay an upfornt deposit of £50.
Organizers announced that returned tickets will go back on sale in Spring 2016, including those tickets from fans who paid the initial deposit but failed to pay the remaining ammount by April 2016. In addition, the 16,800 combined tickets (travel+festival entry) released on Thursday also sold out entirely in less than half an hour.
The line-up for 2016 is still unknown but rumours link Coldplay and Adele with the next edition of the festivals. Organizers have already revealed that four of the six headliner have already played Glastonbury before. The 2015 line-up included Foo Fighters, Kanye West, Florence and the Machines, The Who, Rudimental, The Chemical Brothers, Hozier, Pharell, Motorhead, Paloma Faith, and many, many more.
The legendary festival held in Somerset, England, originates from 1970 and has since become one of the leading European music events. Hundreds of thousands of music fans compete for tickets each year without even knowing the line-up for next year – a clear statement of the festival’s significant place in contemporary music culture.
A series of articles about this year’s edition of the festival can be found in our website, all written by James Brinsford, a GIGsoup contributor:
- Glastonbury 2015: 10 Great acts to check out at Glasto
- Glastonbury 2015 Diary: Belle & Sebastian have us dancing to the beat of their party line
- Glastonbury 2015 Diary: We are Slaves to their rhythm
- Glastonbury 2015 Diary: Unearthing Gems in the muddy field
- Glastonbury 2015 Diary: Why Greenpeace are bringing the Great Barrier Reef to Glasto