Glastonbury 2015 tickets: First batch of 15,000 sells out in under 15 minutes

The big rush will come on Sunday morning when 120,000 more go on sale

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Anyone hoping to bag themselves some Glastonbury tickets on Sunday, prepare for a manic online scramble: The first batch of tickets for next summer’s festival sold out in just 14 minutes last night.

Coach and ticket packages were released at 7pm on Wednesday but all 15,000 were quickly snapped up before many had even loaded up their browsers. Organiser Emily Eavis tweeted the "amazing news" yesterday evening.

The main dash for the remaining 120,000 passes will come on Sunday morning, when tens of thousands of music fans are expected to try and book their place in the Worthy Farm crowd.

Tickets cost £220 plus a £5 booking fee, but festival-goers only need pay a £50 deposit before the remainder is due in the first week of April.

Last year, tickets sold out in a record time of one hour and 27 minutes, before Kasabian, Arcade Fire and Metallica were announced as headliners for the June event in the spring.

 

No acts have been confirmed for 2015 as yet, but Fleetwood Mac are the bookies' favourites to top the bill. Other hotly-tipped bands include Muse, AC/DC, Kate Bush, Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Prince and Morrissey.

 

To secure tickets on Sunday, you must have registered online before midnight on Tuesday. Glastonbury has a strict photo ID policy in a bid to prevent ticket touting.

Six tickets can be booked in one transaction but be warned, you must have each person's registration number and postcode to hand as you will be asked to enter those details.

How do I prepare myself for 9am on Sunday?

1) Load up the ticketing website ahead of 9am. Make sure you have the registration numbers and postcodes for everyone you are booking tickets for, as well as the exact address details you entered when you registered. Tickets are not reserved while you enter your details so the quicker you can be, the better.

2) You might get to a point where your page will not load any further. If this happens, press 'back' once and try continuing again from that point. If that does not work, close your browser and start again. Access to booking pages expires after ten minutes, when your registration number will be released for you to try again.

3) Don't give up – you might be sitting at your computer for half an hour or more, entering your details multiple times, as there will be more people trying to get tickets than tickets available.

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