Glastonbury Sees Strong Numbers On Tix Presale

LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Organizers for next year's Glastonbury Festival have been pretty pleased with the results of the first round of advanced ticket sales.

Tickets for the event went on sale Sunday morning, a full 8 months in advance of the event and according to reports, more than half of the 137,500 tickets available have been reserved with a down payment or purchased outright had been shifted by Sunday evening.

While demand has since tapered off, sales lines will remain open for another week and then will not be available until the next pre-sale period commencing on April 5th, 2009.

Organizers for the event were pleased with the results, but noted that it would have been fortuitous if the event had sold out.

"That would have been extraordinary, without a line-up and eight months before the event. You can look at it from both sides because if they had all sold out, there would have been eight months of turning people away!

"We are very calm about it – it's a vote of confidence. While its been too early for some people, our regulars, like students, obviously see it as a good deal to put £50 now and pay the rest later. We are pretty chuffed." John Shearlaw, a spokesman for the event told the Press Association.

"We are very calm about it – it's a vote of confidence. While its been too early for some people, our regulars, like students, obviously see it as a good deal to put £50 now and pay the rest later. We are pretty chuffed." Shearlaw added.

Glastonbury 2009 is set to take place from June 26th-28th and as of yet, no official lineup has even been hinted at. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

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