Glastonbury tickets sell out again

Scenes at Glastonbury Festival 2003 by Andrew Future
Scenes at Glastonbury Festival 2003 by Andrew Future

The 20,000 returned tickets for this year's Glastonbury Festival sold out within hours of going on sale yesterday (Sunday 22 April), but there are still glimmers of hope for anyone not lucky enough to bag theirs yet.

The cancelled or unwanted tickets went on sale at 9am, with all of them going by 11.30am.

Organisers are pleased that all tickets have now been sold, saying in a statement: "We're quite relieved about it and it seems to have been successful. We can now look forward to June 1 when the line-up will be announced."

If you were unlucky both times, don't despair – there will be a further sale of coach and ticket packages online through on Thursday 26th April at 9.00am, when a final reconciliation of all coach requests and cancellations has been completed.

Local paper The Western Daily Press is also offering a last minute lifeline, with 1000 standard tickets available for readers to buy. To win the chance of buying one of these coveted tickets through the Western Daily Press, readers must have followed Glastonbury's own registration process which ran from 1st February to 5th March  this year. Then all you need to do is collect four differently numbered tokens between Monday and Saturday next week and send them in. The successful applicants will be drawn at random after 9am on May 3rd. Readers can buy a maximum of two tickets per application. Glastonbury Festival and Western Daily Press terms and conditions apply. For more information see today's edition (Monday 23 April) of the newspaper or visit their website here:

A total of 400,000 people registered for the 177,000 tickets for this year’s Pilton music extravaganza.

The original 137,500 tickets that went on sale, were snapped up in just two hours at the start of the month.

Acts confirmed to be appearing at the June 22-24 event include Arcade Fire, The Who, Arctic Monkeys, Bjork and Dame Shirley Bassey.