Tickets for next year's Glastonbury festival to go on sale

Thousands of festival fans will attempt to get their hands on Glastonbury tickets on Sunday morning as general tickets for next year's music extravaganza go on sale.

The sought-after passes are available via See Tickets from 9am and are expected to sell out within half an hour.

A £10 price increase on last year means festival-goers will have to cough up £238 plus a £5 booking fee for access to the 900-acre site, although fans are not asked to pay the full balance until spring 2017.

Glastonbury 2016
(Ben Birchall/PA)

On Thursday the coach package batch of tickets sold out in just 23 minutes with a number of fans experiencing website difficulties, and last year 120,000 passes were snapped up in 32 minutes.

This year there are no telephone ticket sales available, with all customers being directed to, which crashed minutes after going live due to demand.

The historic festival will take its traditional fallow year after 2017, meaning those who miss out on tickets will have to wait until at least 2019 for the next event.

Glastonbury 2016
(Ben Birchall/PA)

Founder Michael Eavis previously said he "didn't really want to have a year without a festival", and claimed the event could be held somewhere else in 2017 or 2018.

However, last month organisers said there were "no plans to hold an event at another location in 2018´´.

Those lucky enough to get tickets to the festival in 2016 were treated back in June to performances by Adele, Coldplay, Muse and LCD Soundsystem.

Next year's festival will take place from June 21 to 25 with the line-up not being announced by organisers until spring.

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