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Glasto tix still left
Five Days later and the festival has not sold out11 April 2008 - It may be five full days since Glastonbury tickets went on sale, with organisers even re-opening the registration system, but the massive annual music event still hasn't sold out.
Most of the simple tickets for the festival have now gone, but many coach and rail packages still remain.
Several people have blamed the controversial choice of Jay-Z as the main headliner, while others blame the festivals growing size and consecutive years of bad weather.
Many fans who travelled by coach last year were also left stranded for hours at the event, following problems with the return transport, which could explain the slow sales of the coach packages.
However, organisers this year promise there are systems in place which mean there will be no repeat of last year's problems.
They are also keen to stress the reduced environmental impact of coming to the festival by public transport.
But co-founder of the Big Chill Festival, Katrina Larkin, thinks the main reason for the slower take up this year is the festival's size.
She said: “The problem with Glastonbury – it’s got so big that when the rain comes they really just can’t look after everybody the same way a medium sized festival such as ourselves and a few others do.”
Ticket prices for a weekend ticket are £155, plus £5 booking fee per ticket and £4 post and packaging per order.
Glastonbury is taking place over the weekend of 27-29 June at Worthy Farm, Pilton Somerset.
Acts confirmed to play include headliners Kings of Leon, Jay-Z and The Verve plus Hot Chip, Neil Diamond, Spiritualized, The Levellers, Kate Nash and Dizzee Rascal.
Kelly Stooke and Lucy O'Doherty