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Last Updated: Friday, 6 June, 2003, 17:52 GMT 18:52 UK
Priority plan for Glastonbury tickets
Tickets for 2003 sold out in 24 hours
Priority for next year's Glastonbury Festival may be given to people who did not get tickets for this year's event, the BBC has learned.

Festival organiser Michael Eavis wants to set up a register of all ticket holders for the coming event.

When next year's tickets come up for sale, people not on the database could be given priority.

Festival organisers confirm they are looking at new ticket distribution methods, but say there is no definite system in place yet.

Mr Eavis also wants the main Pyramid stage to become a permanent feature, making it easier to get permission for the festival in years to come.

Internet touts

He told BBC Somerset Sound: "It would be just the frame - not the cover or inside staging - as it looks good.

"People come from all over the world to see the shape, which is a major tourist attraction."

The local council is considering the application.

A spokesperson for the festival added: "We are continually looking at ways to improve the distribution of tickets.

"But our licence is re-issued every year and is not unconditional: our priority is this year's festival."

The 2003 festival sold out in 24 hours and tickets, originally costing 105 each, were being offered for up to 1,000 a pair soon after on the internet.

The festival runs from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 June, with the gates opening at 0900 BST on 25 Wednesday.

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