Tickets for the Glastonbury Festival 2013 sold out today in less than two hours, causing ticket company phone lines to be jammed and the website to crash under the load.
135,000 tickets for the weekend event have been sold at £205 each. The festival will be held at Worthy Farm in Somerset from 26 June to 1 July 2013.
A statement from the organisers, Michael Eavis and his daughter Emily, said:
"After one hour and 40 minutes, tickets for Glastonbury 2013 have now completely sold out (in record time). We would like to say an enormous thanks to everyone who managed to buy a ticket - but we'd also like to extend our sincere apologies to the many thousands who missed out."
The organisers spoke of being "genuinely humbled by the sheer number of people who would like to come to the Festival" and added "If you were one of those who managed to get a ticket, then we look forward to welcoming you to Worthy Farm in June."
A further sale of returned tickets will take place in spring 2013.