GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL TICKET GUIDE AND TIPS
Its that time of year again when people start panicking about getting a Glastonbury Festival ticket. This time next week you will know if you will be attending Glastonbury Festival 2015 or not. Tickets will go on sale at 9am BST on Sunday, 5th October. As in previous years, Festival goers will be able to book a ticket by paying a £50 deposit per person.
There are 135,000 tickets up for grabs for Glasto in 2015, that may sound like a lot but demand in recent years as simply outstripped supply. If you have decided to go to the festival for the first time, you must make sure you register. Registration requires some basic contact details and uploading a “passport-standard” photo. Once the photo has been approved, registers are sent a unique registration number that will need to be quoted to book a ticket. As part of Glastonbury’s ongoing efforts to cut out ticket touting, anyone who would like to attend the Festival will need to have registered in order to buy a ticket.
Registration is free of charge. You can register by clicking here. You can also check your existing registration by clicking here, and edit the details here. Registration does not reserve or guarantee you a ticket in the main sale or resale. If you don’t register you will not be able to buy a weekend ticket for Glastonbury Festival 2015. Each ticket sold will feature a photograph of the person in whose name it is registered and will be non-transferable.
Tickets are sold by Seetickets. Tickets are priced at £220 + £5 booking fee per ticket + £7 P&P per booking with up to a maximum of 6 tickets able to be booked at once.
There are two ways to buy Glastonbury Festival tickets: online or by phone. There is generally more tickets available online than on the phone lines.
Tickets are reserved with a deposit of £50 and cost a total of £220 each (plus a £5 booking fee). Festival goers opting for the coach package will pay extra for transport.
Glastonbury Festival will continue with its efforts making the festival as green as possible. Green travel tickets were introduced in recent years, making 15,000 coach + ticket packages. The package will be sold in advance of the general sale. These coach + ticket packages will go on sale at 7pm BST on Wednesday, 1st October, via glastonbury.seetickets.com, rewarding green travellers with the chance to be the first to secure their Glastonbury 2015 tickets.
Tips for getting Tickets
- Transfer all ticket money into one account, remember only 6 tickets per transaction and only a £50 deposit per ticket is needed. Share the details of the bank account with all the people that are trying to get tickets.
- Be persistent, patient, and calm!
- If there is a group of you trying to get tickets make sure you have everyone’s registration numbers and postcodes.
- If a number of your group is trying to get tickets don’t worry about double bookings as you can only buy 1 ticket per registration number
- Have all the details you need ready to copy and paste
- Try different links not just the “ticket homepage”
- Arm your self with a laptop, tablet and phone and use as many IPs as possible. There is strength in numbers!
- If possible have laptop on your home WiFi, phone on 4g/3g and tablet on cloud WiFi
- Have different devices on different internet connections trying for tickets.
- Your best bet is to multi-task between refreshing the Internet and trying the phone lines.
- Keep hitting F5 to refresh or redial. Past advice from Glastonbury Festival has been to stick to one tab in one browser window.
- If you get through to a booking page and it freezes DO NOT CLICK REFRESH, click back once
- Keep in touch using Whatsapp, Facebook etc.
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Glastonbury Festival Quick Guide
Ticket Price – £50 deposit, £160 remaining balance
Ticket sale dates – Generally in Oct, With a resale of unwanted tickets in the Spring (likely April)
Attendance – 135,000 5 day tickets holders+ 5,000 Sunday tickets + from 37,500 to 63,000 staff/performers tickets
Setting – 1,200 acres in a beautiful valley in Somerset. The site is HUGE (that’s the equivalent of more than 500 football pitches)
Length of (Super) Fence – 8 miles
Number of Stages/performance areas – at least 60! Estimated to be around 200 in 2014
Amount of Acts – Well over 2000
Catering outlets – Nearly 450
Number of Toilets – Over 4,500 cubicles & nearly 700 metres of urinals
Number of Punters’ Tents – 76,000