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Glastonbury 2017: First tickets sell out in 23 minutes

Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage in 2016 Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The ticket and coach packages were made available ahead of a general ticket release

The first batch of tickets released for next year's Glastonbury Festival have sold out in just 23 minutes.

The ticket plus coach packages went on sale at 18:00 BST on Thursday and were all gone by 18:23.

That was the time organisers posted a tweet saying they had all been snapped up.

General tickets to the 2017 event - which runs from 21 to 25 June at Worthy Farm in Somerset - will be released at 09:00 on Sunday.

No acts have yet been announced, though Daft Punk and Kraftwerk have been tipped as potential headliners.

Thursday's ticket issue saw buyers purchase tickets priced £238 per person in conjunction with coach tickets from various UK locations.

Online traffic was reportedly so heavy that many would-be purchasers were unable to access the official festival website.

Last year, the 118,200 standard tickets were snapped up in half an hour.

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