Thousands register for Glastonbury

More than 100,000 people have signed up

More than 100,000 people have signed up for Glastonbury tickets on the first day of the festival’s registration system, which began on Thursday (February 1).

The registration system was launched in a bid to stamp out touts, will run until the end of February.

Would-be festival goers will be able to register online at the or by post for the next 28 days and those registered will be able to apply for tickets when they officially go on sale on April 1.

People who register will get a unique code which must be quoted to buy a £150 ticket. Forms can also be collected at branches of Millets.

A spokesperson said: “Our concern is that there are people out there in the world who haven’t quite grasped that this is taking place.”

Organisers have emphasised that registration does not guarantee a ticket and that there is no advantage for those who register early. However fans will not be able to buy a ticket on April 1 if they have not registered in advance.

They have also introduced a combined festival and travel ticket in an attempt to boost the even’t s enviromental acceptabiliy.

Mean Fiddler managing director Melvyn Benn told BBC News: “I have put together a combined ticket and coach package and we are arranging for the coaches to arrive at the least businest times.”