Set yer alarm clocks, kids: Tickets for this year’s Glastonbury festival go onsale at 8pm on Thursday 1st April (although it might be worth checking nearer the time if last year is anything to go by–when they quietly changed the date to the day before, had around 3 people answering the phone line and ran www.aloud.com on a ZX Spectrum).

I notice that the NME report on this story (here) says that “tickets go on sale at 8pm on April 1 2004 and will only available through the telephone ticketline 0870 830 2004 or through a link at the official festival site glastonburyfestivals.co.uk.” That’s funny, I wonder why they don’t mention that www.aloud.com will be selling tickets. It couldn’t be something to do with the fact that www.aloud.com is the website of an EMAP publication, and thus one of IPC-published NME’s major rivals. Surely not…