Confusion arises because of an old ad printed in the programme for this year's festival...

GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL organisers are worried music fans might turn up at the event site today (September 19) – the anniversary of the first festival in 1970.

Some fans thought another festival was taking place in 2003 after a poster for the original event was reproduced in this year’s programme.

The poster gave the date, but not the year, and about 20 fans followed the instructions to send cheques for £1 per ticket to organiser Michael Eavis, ananova reports.


They requested up to ten tickets each but their cheques were returned with a note saying “sorry for the confusion”.

The festival website said: “Some people have understood this to be an event at Worthy Farm on the 19th September this year. Great idea, but it’s not going to happen.

“To be totally clear, the advertisement was from the festival archives and there will be no event held at Worthy Farm this year on this date. Sorry.”

The 1970 event was attended by 1,500 people who watched T-Rex headline after Kinks pulled out. So began one of the world’s most legendary music events and the 112,500 tickets for this year’s festival – still held on Mr Eavis’ farm – sold out in 18 hours.