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Glastonbury ticket sales kick off

Thousands of British music fans are nervously readying themselves for the launch of ticket sales for Glastonbury 2020 this evening.

Tickets for the 2020 edition of largest greenfield festival in world will go on sale at 6pm today (Thursday), starting with coach and ticket packages “as part of the festival’s continued commitment to green travel.”

The prices for a return coach ticket have been set at £62 from London, £84 from York, £38 from Bristol and £109 from Glasgow.

Standard weekend tickets cost £265 + £5 booking fee, with the sale for tickets without coach travel to begin at 9am on October 6

Tickets will be sold exclusively through See Tickets and fans can book up to six tickets per transaction by paying a deposit of £50 per person, with the balance due in the first week of April 2020.

Those travelling to Glastonbury with a coach + ticket package will also have first access to accommodation later in the autumn for Worthy View, the festival’s official pre-erected campsite.

The festival, which recently confirmed it will increase its capacity by 7,000 punters in 2020, warned hopeful ticket-buyers that a limited number of people will be given access to the booking site at one time.

It said: “If the amount of traffic on the website is particularly high, you may see a reduced version of the See Tickets booking site, with a minimal version of the holding page. This does not mean the site has crashed! (Quite the opposite in fact – this means the site is serving the maximum number of people at the same time).

“Once you reach the first page of the booking site, you will be asked to enter the registration number and registered postcode for the lead booker and up to five other individuals.”

Music fans desperate to secure tickets have been taking to social media to note their excitement and nerves ahead of the launch.

On Monday, registration closed until after the October sales, with all those hoping to attend required to have registered in advance before attempting to book a ticket.

The major British music event confirmed it will increase ticket numbers to 210,000, on the condition that it supports the Mendip District Council’s request for greater public transport provision.

The hike marks a 3.4 per cent increase on this year’s attendance of 203,000, with the 7,000 additional tickets to be used by festival-goers who travel on public transit. 2018 was a fallow year to allow the Worthy Farm grounds to recover.

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