Tickets for Glastonbury 2017 sold out in under an hour after going on sale at 9am on Sunday, 9 October, despite the website for distributor SEE Tickets crashing.

Eager music lovers fought desperately to book their place at the iconic festival, with all 135,000 tickets selling out in just 50 minutes.

But fans struggled to get their hands on tickets when the website for SEE Tickets, the official partnered provider, crashed.

According to the BBC, this year marks the first occasion no sales were made over the phone, with registered users instead directed to

Frustrated would-be buyers took to Twitter to vent their frustration.

A statement on the Glastonbury website read: "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."

In addition to the resale, several charities attending the festival offer tickets to volunteers.

On Thursday, 6 October, coach packages to the festival sold out in 23 minutes, and a number of fans also suffered website difficulties.

The festival is no stranger to fast sales. Last year 120,000 passes were bought in just 30 minutes.

A £10 price increase raised the ticket price to £238 plus a £5 booking fee, although fans do not need to pay the full balance until early next year. Those lucky enough to connect to the site were able to buy six tickets per person.

The festival is expected to take its traditional fallow year after 2017, despite founder Micheal Eavis previously stating he "didn't really want to have a year without a festival" and suggesting the event could be held somewhere else in 2017 or 2018.

However, organisers have now laid rest to this idea, claim the Daily Mail.

Glastonbury 2016 saw headline performances from Adele, Coldplay and Muse.

Electronic music icons Daft Park, Ed Sheeran and Kraftwerk have been tipped to be among the headline acts for next year's event.