All premium accommodation options for Glastonbury’s 50th-anniversary next summer have sold out in under 40 minutes, after going on general sale at 7pm tonight.
For the first time, Glastonbury ticketholders with coach travel packages were given exclusive access to a presale from 6pm, in a bid to help those without a car travel lighter and encourage the use of sustainable transport.
The Tipi Village was the first area to sell out, with all pitches booked by about 7:20pm. Pre-pitched tents in Worthy View and the new Sticklinch campsite then sold out just under 40 minutes after going on sale. Campervan and caravan pitches sold out by 7:27pm.
Only those who successfully secured Glastonbury Festival tickets back in October, which sold out in 34 minutes, were able to access the accommodation sale. We’re still not sure what’s happening with the ‘ocean’ of blue and white tents around the Glastonbury-on-sea pier previously mentioned by organiser Michael Eavis.
Resales of cancelled festival tickets will take place on April 16th and 19th 2020. A resale of cancelled accommodation options usually takes place shortly afterwards.
On Monday afternoon, Glastonbury organisers confirmed Sir Paul McCartney will headline the Pyramid Stage on the Saturday of the festival’s 50th-anniversary next June. Emily Eavis said: “Having Paul McCartney coming back to headline the Pyramid next year is an absolute dream come true. There really was no one that we wanted more for the 50th anniversary”.
Earlier in the day, the former Beatle tweeted an image showing Philip Glass, Emma Stone and the late Chuck Berry, from left to right, spelling out Glass, Stone and Berry = Glastonbury.
Wolf Alice and Diana Ross are the only other 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.
‘Glastonbury 50’, the book commemorating next summer’s 50th-anniversary of Glastonbury Festival, has come third in the week’s Sunday Times Bestseller List for hardback non-fiction books. The book is authored by organisers Michael and Emily Eavis and contains hundreds of photos from the festival and celebrity contributions.
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After being released on 31st October, Glastonbury 50 sold an estimated 12,325 copies in the week ahead of entering the Bestseller List. Emily Eavis said: “Wow! Staggered by this. Thanks to everyone who has bought our book – hope you enjoy reading it”.
The book had recently sold out in some stores, but festival organisers confirmed today the second print run had now arrived and all stores should be restocked soon, if not already.
Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June 2020.
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