Glastonbury organisers have taken the unprecedented move of selling festival tickets across the counter at selected HMV stores.
With less than three weeks to go, ten thousand tickets will be available at seven branches across the UK including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Cardiff.
“With just a couple of weeks to go, we want to make it as easy as possible for people to buy the last few festival tickets,” organiser Michael Eavis said on the BBC News website.
Rapper Jay-Z, The Verve and Kings of Leon are headlining the Pyramid stage at the event at Worthy Farm, Somerset, from 27-29 June.
This year’s slow ticket sales have been blamed on bad weather and, some critics have argued, the choice of Jay Z as a headline act. Last year, tickets sold out in under two hours as 250, 000 fans tried to buy their tickets online.
Tickets for 2008 cost £155 plus fees and are on sale on June 11 from 8am. Buyers will be allowed to buy a maximum of six tickets each and will need to provide their name, which will be written on the ticket at the time of purchase.
They must also ensure they bring personal photographic ID to the festival when they arrive to comply with the festival’s anti-touting policy.
Tickets will be available from:
HMV Bristol, 21/23 Broadmead
HMV Glasgow, Argyle Street
HMV Newcastle, 56 Northumberland Street
HMV Manchester, 90 Market Street
HMV Birmingham, 38 High Street
HMV Cardiff, 53 Queens Street
HMV London, 150 Oxford Street