Almost 400,000 register for Glastonbury

Now tickets go on sale at 9am on April 1

There were more than 395,000 registrations as Glastonbury festival’s pre-ticketing initiative closed at midnight last night (March 5).

Fans who registered now have to fight it out for festival tickets in the first-come first-served ballot that opens on 9am on April 1.

There are 145,000 tickets available, which are 20,000 more than were on offer in 2005 after organisers extended the site.

The festival took a year’s break in 2006.

The scheme which was devised to discourage touts from the Somerset bash. It will mean that only those who are registered can apply for tickets for the event that starts on June 22.