Glastonbury 2009: ‘over half of the tickets sold’

Fans have been snapping up tickets since this morning (October 5)

Over half the available tickets for Glastonbury 2009 have been sold after they went on sale at 9am (BST) this morning (October 5).

From this morning fans could register for tickets by following links at Glastonburyfestivals.co.uk and pay a £50 deposit for each ticket, paying the rest of the £175 (plus £5 booking fee) ticket price next year.

Fans could book as many tickets as they wanted to, as long as each ticket corresponded to a registered individual.

Glastonburyfestivals.co.uk reports that of this afternoon over half the available tickets had been sold, with sales expected to continue into the evening.

An initial rush in the morning caused problems for some fans trying to order tickets, but this afternoon sales have been going through without problems, prompting organisers to call the scheme a “great success”.

In a statement organiser Michael Eavis said: “It’s really exciting that people are still remembering one of the best festivals we’ve ever held and are clearly already looking forward to the next one.

“June saw the most diverse audience for 10 years or so, and hopefully this new fairer ticket system will mean that we have a great crowd again in 2009.”

See the NME.COM Glastonbury ticket news story for further details of how to book tickets.