Millions set to battle it out for Glastonbury music festival tickets today

The first round of highly-coveted tickets for next year's Glastonbury music festival are set to go on sale this evening - despite ticket prices rising to £360.

A set number of the roughly 135,000 tickets - which include coach travel - will be available online from 6pm on Thursday, with general admission passes going on sale on Sunday.

However, only those who registered in advance will be able to purchase tickets.

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Last year more than 2.5 million people tried to snap up a spot at the festival, according to National Broadband.

The long-running event will take place from 26 to 30 June next year at Worthy Farm in Somerset - but the 2024 line-up has yet to be revealed.

Organisers announced last month that ticket prices would rise again to £360 - up from £340 in 2023 and £285 in 2022.

The festival was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Around 200,000 people went to this year's Glastonbury, which was headlined by Arctic Monkeys, Guns N' Roses and Sir Elton John. A record 21.6 million viewers watched the BBC's television coverage.