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Tickets for Glastonbury festival have sold out in just 50 minutes, with 2,700 tickets selling every minute, even though the line-up is still to be announced.

Fans who missed out now say they’re considering setting up their own bands and trying to get into the iconic event that way.

Tickets for this year’s Glastonbury were so in demand that the website crashed, leaving many people disappointed.

A £10 price increase which means tickets now cost £238 didn’t put music fans off and neither did the fact they have no idea yet which acts will be performing.

Fans are now joking on Twitter that it would be easier to take up guitar lessons, get a record deal and go to Glastonbury as a performer than to try to get tickets any other way.

A spokesperson for the historic festival, which is renowned for its size, headliners and mud, said: “We have, once again, been blown away by the incredible number of people from around the planet who hoped to come to the Festival, with demand significantly outstripping supply.

“We’re sorry to all of those who missed out. We wish we could fit everybody in but there will be a resale of any returned tickets in the spring and registration will open again in the next few days.”

The five-day festival, which takes place in Somerset, has its roots in events first held in 1914. It is now held on the Eavis family’s Worthy Farm and traditionally takes a break every six years, so as not to cause damage to the working fields. The fallow year is set to take place in 2018 so festival goers who don’t manage to get hold of tickets for next year will have to wait until 2019 to get to Glastonbury.

Founder Michael Eavis had said he might move Glastonbury next year because he didn’t want to have a year without a festival, but organisers have since said there are no plans to hold the huge gig at another place during 2018.

The 2017 festival will take place from June 21 to 25 with the line-up yet to be announced. Currently, the bookies favourites to headline are Radiohead, Kasabian and Guns N’ Roses.

Last year festival goers were treated to performances from songstrell Adele, along with Coldplay and Muse.

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