Did you land tickets for Glastonbury on Sunday morning? Or did you, like us, forget to set the alarm clock?

Even had Weekend not been carousing with John Otway until late on Saturday night, the chances are we would still have failed to secure one of the 135,000 tickets to the country’s biggest music festival, which sold out in half an hour.

Previous years’ experiences have also proved fruitless, with only those punters with the quickest broadband getting lucky – hardly a great selection process for a rock festival, you might think.

If you were hoping to go, and missed out, there is still a chance of going, by securing a ticket when returns go on resale in the spring. The odds, however, are heavily stacked against you. Our advice? Stay local.

There’s no shortage of tickets for Wilderness, which takes place at Cornbury Park, Charlbury, from August 4-7, 2016. Not only is it cheaper and nearer, it is also a lot nicer – sparing you the grief of up to five days of queues, mud and dodgy loos.

Alternatively, check out Truck, near Steventon, for new bands, classic rock and indie and alt country; Cropredy for folk pop and prog-rock; Towersey for acoustic roots; Cornbury for civilised middle of the road fare; or mighty Reading for messy rock & roll.

One Oxfordshire punter who may be on his way to Glastonbury is gentleman farmer, and Big Feastival host, Alex James, whose band Blur are being tipped to headline the Pyramid stage at Worthy Farm next year. William Hill offer odds of 12/1 on the Brit pop heroes returning to Pilton. You may even fancy a flutter on Oxford’s own Radiohead who are 33/1 outsiders.

The favourites are Coldplay at 4/1 followed by Adele at 5/1.

* Don’t forget Jazz at St Giles continues this Saturday, with an appearance by Jacqui Dankworth and her band. Jacqui, who is based near Milton Keynes, is becoming a regular visitor to the county, having provided the musical finale to the Blenheim Palace Lit Fest, last week. Proceeds go to War Child and other charities.