Glastonbury Festival tickets website crashes ahead of sale start time

The website selling Glastonbury Festival tickets crashed on Sunday morning before they were due to go on sale.

Angry music lovers hoping to snap up £243 tickets (including booking fee) from were left to stare at a message saying the site was unavailable as the 9am start time passed.

The official Glastonbury Festival website was also down. This year there are no telephone ticket sales available, with all customers being directed to

Fans took to Twitter to vent their frustration.

One ticket hopeful called Ciara tweeted: "Fourth year trying for #Glastonbury tickets and once again the page won't even load . Every year this happens."

Another called Mikey added: "Will they ever make the servers big enough that they don't crash five minutes before the start lmao #Glastonbury."

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.

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 just over half an hour.

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.

See Tickets tweeted: "Huge demand for @GlastoFest tickets this morning. Tickets selling so do keep trying.

"If you're trying to book @GlastoFest tickets please stick to one tab/device only."

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