Glastonbury 2010 car parks to open early

Glastonbury Festival organisers are set to open the event's car parks a day earlier in 2010.

Ticket-holders will be able to arrive and wait in the car parks on the Tuesday to prevent a repeat of the traffic jams that marred the start of the festival in June.

Fans won’t be able to get on site until the festival gates open on the Wednesday, but bosses have promised portable toilets and stalls to make the wait more bearable.

Speaking about the move, festival chief Michael Eavis admitted allowing people to wait in their cars would be better than them, “being lined up by the side of the road for six hours."

As always though, bosses are urging people to arrive by public transport which, according to Eavis, saves "a hell of a lot of traffic and saves a lot of space."

Glastonbury Festival 2010 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset from 23-27 June.

All the tickets to the event have sold out, but a limited number of passes are expected to go on sale in the coming weeks due to failed transactions.