Glastonbury Festival sells out despite website issues

Tickets for next year's Glastonbury Festival have sold out in less than an hour despite the website crashing before they were due to go on sale.

Angry music lovers hoping to snap up £243 tickets (including booking fee) from were left to stare at a message saying the site was unavailable as the 9am start time passed.

The official Glastonbury Festival website was also down as both struggled under the weight of massive demand.

The ticket site could not be reached. Credit: ITV News

On Thursday the coach package batch of tickets sold out in just 23 minutes with many fans experiencing website difficulties.

This year there were no telephone ticket sales available, instead all customers were directed to

The historic festival will take its traditional fallow year after 2017 meaning those who miss out on tickets will have to wait until at least 2019 for the next event.

Festival organiser Emily Eavis took to Twitter shortly before 10am to confirm tickets had sold out, before sending her apologies to "those who missed out."

Fans took to Twitter to vent their frustration at the inability to get tickets.