Glastonbury are releasing 100,000 tickets for the 2009 festival in October this year.
Festival-goers will be able to reserve their place for a £50 deposit then pay the full amount on April 1 2009, or face a £10 charge if they choose not to go through with the sale.
Organiser Michael Eavis told BBC News that the change in ticket sales policy is being made in order to combat what he says was confusion regarding sales for this year’s bash.
Eavis said he expected demand for next year’s festival to be high due to the success of this year’s Glastonbury.
“Everybody wants to come,” he said. “Everywhere I go people say, ‘Oh we should’ve been there and we’re so fed up about it’, because it was so good.”
Tickets to the festival cost £160 (including administration fee) this year, a figure which is set to rise for next year’s bash. The price hike will be made after 2008’s bash struggled to provide a good turnover.
“We couldn’t cover the costs at that price,” Eavis said. “It wasn’t a loss but it wasn’t as good as it should’ve been.”
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