THIS evening, the first sale of Glastonbury Festival for two years takes place.

After a fallow year in 2018, festival fans will be eager to secure their tickets for the 2019 vintage.

Coach packages go on sale at 6pm this evening - October 4 - via

Costs vary due to which journey you are booking for, but the festival ticket itself costs £248 plus a £5 booking fee per ticket.

For people who don't wish to travel by coach, general admission tickets go on sale at 9am on October 7.

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Here are some tips which may help on the day...

1. Open different browsers. I've always had Chrome, Firefox, even the dreaded Internet Explorer running when trying for tickets. They all work in different ways, so who knows if one may be more effective than another?

2. Learn URLs. Ticket sales websites often use a specific URL for big events, like Glastonbury, so do your research and have this copied to your pasteboard. And if you do get through and it freezes with a blank screen, copy that URL too, as it may be one step further on...

3. Have all of your details ready. With Glastonbury, you need your registration numbers to buy a ticket, so have them ready for speedy copying and pasting. The same goes for your card details (remember, you must pay by debit card - NOT credit card).

4. Stay away from the 'back' button. If you're through, don't panic and start hitting 'refresh' and 'back' too soon. Things take time.

5. Keep the faith. Don't give up at the first sign of your patience running out. Others are giving up all the time, or have got through, so the queue is constantly getting shorter, even though it doesn't feel like it. Don't give up too easily.

I have known people complete their booking hours after initially getting through simply because although the page was working, they couldn't see it as it was working so slowly. When it loaded, they were in... 

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One thing I would add is that getting a ticket is not the be-all-and-end-all, no matter how much it may feel like it.

There are countless other great festivals around - and there will be other Glastonburys. Fingers crossed.

So don't get too down if you miss out - it just wasn't meant to be.