Traditionally tickets from Glastonbury are released when the first artists on the line-up are announced; however this changed a couple of years ago. In 2008 tickets sales were not what they usually are and by the time the festival began there were still tickets left. There were a few reasons attributed to why the tickets weren't sold, one being the bad weather at the previous 4 years, the other Glastonbury Festival Ticketsreason was the choice of headlines, with rap artist Jay - Z considered a strange appointment as a headliner by many of the usual "rock loving" Glastonbury types.
Due to the tickets not selling out in 2008, a pre-registration process for buying tickets early was introduced. This meant the people could buy tickets for the event from the 5th of October almost 8 months before the festival began and tickets for the event sold out within a few months, well before the festival happened.
The same process went ahead for the 2010 event but this had huge first day sales, by the first day of tickets being available all tickets had sold out and it's only possible to get tickets for the returns which will be realised in February.
One of the reasons for the success of Glastonbury is the range and number of artists that they have every year. The first year of the festival, though it was called Pilton Festival then, was in 1970, with 1,500 people attending and the main act for the event was T-Rex. For the next few years the event became more and more popular and attracted a high level of artists performing at the event. Some of the most popular artists over the years have been The Levellers, which set the record for the highest ever stage Glastonbury Festival Tickets front crowd, Oasis, Pulp and PJ Harvey in 1995 and Jay - Z who, despite the controversy surrounding him being there, was a huge success and introduced a different type of Glastonbury goer.
Glastonbury festival, unsurprisingly, takes place just to the east of the town Glastonbury. This is in the south west of England in the county of Somerset. It takes place on Worthy Farm which is the farm of the Glastonbury organiser, Michael Eavis.