Glastonbury Festival 2011 tickets to go on sale in October

Organisers announce the return of the event's deposit system for fans

Glastonbury organisers have announced tickets for next year’s festival will go on sale on October 3.

Tickets for the 2011 event will go on sale from 9am (BST) on the day, with fans able to pay for in full or a £50 deposit per person, as in previous years.

Once the deposit is paid, no money will be taken until April 1 next year, when the balance must be settled for UK fans. International ticket buyers will have between February 25 and March 3 to settle their balances.

Tickets will be available from or via 0844 412 4635.

The likes of Madonna, Coldplay, Radiohead and Beyonce have been tipped to headline the 2011 festival, but organisers have so far only revealed that they have asked U2 back after they were forced to pull out of the 2010 event.