The book commemorating next summer’s 50th-anniversary of Glastonbury Festival, ‘Glastonbury 50’, has come third in this week’s Sunday Times Bestseller List for hardback non-fiction books.
After being released on 31st October, Glastonbury 50 sold an estimated 12,325 copies in the week ahead of entering the Bestseller List. Elton John’s memoir ‘Me‘ just beat the Glasto’ book to second place selling an estimated 13,360 copies, while former junior doctor Adam Kay’s latest book ‘Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas‘ took first place with 20,650 estimated sales.
In an alternative chart released by Amazon, Glastonbury 50 placed 10th among all non-fiction books after its first week of sales.
The book is authored by organisers Michael and Emily Eavis and contains hundreds of photos from the festival and celebrity contributions.
As the Sunday Times Bestseller List was revealed, Emily Eavis said: “Wow! Staggered by this. Thanks to everyone who has bought our book – hope you enjoy reading it”.
Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June 2020.
Wolf Alice and Diana Ross are the only artists officially confirmed for the festival’s line-up, though Mike Skinner and Carl Cox have ‘self-confirmed’. Supergrass are strongly-rumoured after reforming in September to perform at Pilton Party, a ‘thank-you’ event for the local community organised by Glastonbury.
Tickets for the event next June sold out in just 34 minutes last month, with 50 pairs held back and sold in a special ballot. More tickets will be available in resales held on April 16th and 19th 2020.
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