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Glastonbury tickets go on sale today in frantic rush

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The bulk of tickets for the 2014 Glastonbury Festival go on sale today at 9 am. In case you were wondering whether this news in October is akin to doing your Christmas shopping in March, more than one million people have registered for the ticket lottery and bookies are doing a brisk business on who the headliners might be.

An initial package of 15,000 tickets that include coach travel sold out on Thursday within half an hour which gives an idea of the frantic rush that is set to go screaming into overdrive today with another 120,000 up for grabs.

The ticket price for the 2014 festival has edged up by £5, meaning that the overall ticket price will be £210 plus £5 booking fee. Those who manage to snare them today won’t actually be required to pay the full price, but to put down a £50 deposit to secure their places.

A Twitter Q&A session on September 26 confirmed that UK residents can only buy tickets with a debit card and that a maximum of six deposits can be placed using six different cards. This is down from eight per transaction in previous years to give more people a chance of attending the event.

Michael Eavis, the character and soul of the festival replied to questions about potential headliners by saying "Pretty obvious isn't it?" There aren't many left. It's the process of elimination isn't it?

"I think we've got three or four really good ones lined up for next year and we're sorting out 2015 as well."

He added: "[It's] downhill all the way now. I've had 44 years of an incredible career and we're still milking the old cows as well."

With odds being taken on the likes of David Bowie, Prince, Foo Fighters, Fleetwood Mac and even a potential Oasis reunion at 10/1, Eavis has hinted that all the three headliners are already cast. But then again with tickets bound to sell out today without a single act being confirmed, it is yet another testament to the festival’s iconic status that the headliners and the lineup come second to the overall experience of a unique event.

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