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Glastonbury ticket register opens
Glastonbury crowd
This will be the largest festival yet
A registration system for Glastonbury Festival tickets has opened.

The system - designed to stop touts - requires fans to submit a passport photograph to go on their tickets.

Fans will be able to register their interest online or by post and those registered will be able to apply for the 150 tickets from 1 April.

The Who, The Arctic Monkeys and Bjork are the only acts so far confirmed for the 22-24 June festival. Some 137,000 tickets will be sold to the public.

The registration website - www.glastonburyregistration.com - will close on 28 February. Forms can also be collected from Millets camping shops.

Organisers have emphasised registration does not guarantee a ticket, and that there is no advantage for anybody who registers early.

Headline speculation

Founder Michael Eavis said: "It's a much fairer system. It means unscrupulous people won't be able to sell their tickets on for a profit.

"The people who buy the tickets on 1 April will be the people who are actually coming to the festival."

In addition to the confirmed acts, rumours have linked the Chemical Brothers, Eric Clapton, Madness, The Kooks and the Scissor Sisters with the festival, which will be the biggest in its 35-year history.

Organiser Michael Eavis has teased festival watchers by saying "the biggest band in the world" are due to perform. But he has denied it is U2, Radiohead or the Red Hot Chili Peppers.


SEE ALSO
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