Michael Eavis claims Glastonbury is leading the way with a ticketing system that is fair for fans and tough on touts.
Tickets go on sale this Sunday (5 October), the first time in history that fans have been given the option to buy so early.
Festival goers will be able to reserve tickets for next year’s event for a £50 deposit – or buy their tickets outright.
There will be no limit on the number of tickets each customer can buy or reserve for family or friends, as long as each ticket is matched to a valid registration number.
Michael Eavis said: “After three years, I am now confident that we have developed the fairest ticketing operation available anywhere, and we are ready to go.
“With the new scheme, backed by the all-important registration process, everyone has an equal chance of getting a ticket. And most importantly, every ticket will be going to a genuine festival-goer direct.
“I’m also convinced that the £50 deposit will help a lot of people to spread the payment for their ticket over a much longer period.”
Next year’s Glastonbury runs for five full days – from Wednesday 24 June until Sunday 28 June 2009 – across 1,000 acres of countryside at Worthy Farm, Somerset.
Many festival-goers have already registered their names for the 2009 event and will therefore have their all-important registration number. Anyone who hasn't registered will still be able to do so HERE .
Tickets will go on sale from 9am Sunday. The booking lines is 0844 412 4635 or you can book online at www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk.
All registered festival-goers will have two options. They can either buy a full weekend ticket at a price of £175 (plus a booking fee of £5). Alternatively, tickets can be reserved at a cost of £50 per ticket. The balance will be payable by 1 February 2009.
A short film highlighting the best moments of this year’s festival to a soundtrack of Vampire Weekend’s ‘Oxford Comma’ can be watched HERE.