Glastonbury Festival
Fans at Glastonbury music festival in 2014. This year all the tickets were sold by 9.30am Getty

Tickets for the Glastonbury music festival in 2016 sold out within half an hour of going on sale. All 118,200 standard tickets costing £228, plus a £5 booking fee, were sold within 30 minutes of going on sale at 9am on Sunday, October 4.

Festival organisers said in a statement: "We have, once again, been staggered by the sheer number of people from around the world who hoped to come to the festival, with demand significantly outstripping supply."

"We're sorry to all of those who missed out. We really wish we could fit you all in.

"But there will be a resale of any returned tickets in the spring, and registration will open again in the next few days. Thank you for your incredible support."

Coldplay and Adele are among the favourites to headline the festival. Muse said they wanted to play the festival. Festival organiser Michael Eavis told the BBC that he had already booked the headlining acts for the next two years, with four of the six acts having headlined before, while the remaining two will be doing so for the first time.

Eavis previously denied that Miley Cyrus will headline in 2016.

Coldplay, who headlined in 2002, 2005 and 20111, are bookies favourites to top the bill again next year, at 4/1 odds, with Adele at 5/1 and Foo Fighters at 6/1.

"Coldplay could make a welcome return to the Pyramid stage this year and that will no doubt cheer the masses as they wait and refresh their computers on Sunday morning in the race to bag some Glastonbury tickets," William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly told NME.