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Glastonbury goers get ticket boost

Punters can buy up to four tickets for 2007 bash

The number of tickets Glastonbury Festival goers can purchase has been doubled for the 2007 event.

Michael Eavis, founder of Glastonbury Festival, has confirmed that those lucky enough to get tickets can buy up to four for this year’s bash.

The announcement came after Eavis admitted he was delighted with an overwhelmingly positive response to the new ticket registration process for this year’s event.

He said: “We can only applaud Glastonbury fans everywhere for helping us launch this very necessary registration initiative. Our stated aim has always been to combat the ticket touting and to make the ticket buying system as fair as possible. Now in response to many requests, I am pleased to announce that when tickets go on sale on 1 April, it will be possible to buy up to FOUR tickets in a single transaction.

“Not only will this be more convenient for families and groups, but it should also vastly reduce the number of cars coming to the farm.”

The new regulations mean that a family can buy up to four tickets for adults, plus up to two for children aged 13, 14 and 15. Children aged 12 and under on June 20, 2007 are admitted free if accompanied by a responsible adult.

Friends coming in groups can buy up to four tickets per transaction - if all four have already registered.

As previously revealed on NME.COM, the new registration measures have been introduced by organiser Michael Eavis to combat ticket touting.

Before any tickets can be bought, potential festival-goers must register their details with organisers ahead of the ticket on sale date of April 1.

A passport-sized photo must also be submitted, which will then be printed on the ticket to prevent touting.

Registration must take place before February 28, either online or by post. You can register online at Glastonburyregistration.co.uk or by post.

Postal applications can be picked up from any branch of Millets, the high street camping store, or you can download a form from Glastonburyfestivals.co.uk.

This year’s festival takes place between June 22 and 24, and bands already confirmed to play include Arctic Monkeys, Bjork, Arcade Fire and The Who.

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