Glastonbury Festival 2017 sells out despite See Tickets website crashing

Glastonbury crowd

The website selling Glastonbury Festival tickets crashed before they were due to go on sale on Sunday.

Fans using SeeTickets had a message saying the site was unavailable.

The Glastonbury Festival website was also down although both sites started working shortly after 9am. Tickets still sold out within an hour.

This year there were no sales made over the phone, with all fans who'd already registered directed to glastonbury.seetickets.com.

Festival organiser Emily Eavis, daughter of founder Michael Eavis, tweeted: "Tickets have now sold out. Thank you for your huge support and loyalty and we are sorry to those who missed out."

A £10 price increase on last year meant people paid £238 plus a £5 booking fee, although fans aren't being asked to pay the full balance until early next year.

Fans were able to buy six tickets per person online.

But some festival-goers weren't happy with the website crashes.

On Thursday coach packages sold out in 23 minutes with a number of fans experiencing website difficulties.

Last year 120,000 passes were bought in just over half an hour.

The festival will take its traditional fallow year off after 2017 meaning those who miss out on tickets on Sunday will have to wait until at least 2019 for the next event.

2016's festival saw performances from the likes of Adele, Coldplay, Muse and LCD Soundsystem.

Next year's event will take place from 21-25 June, with the line-up not being announced by organisers until early 2017.

Daft Punk and Kraftwerk have been tipped as potential headliners.

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