Glastonbury – Buying Ticket Guide
How to get a Glastonbury Ticket…
There are 135,000 tickets up for grabs for Glasto, that may sound like a lot but demand in recent years as simply outstripped supply.
If you have decided to go Glastonbury 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.
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 2019.
Each ticket sold will feature a photograph of the person in whose name it is registered and will be non-transferable.
Tickets are priced at £248 + £5 booking fee per ticket + £7 P&P per booking with up to a maximum of 6 tickets able to be booked at once (4 tickets during Spring resales). Please note that those booking tickets from the UK must pay by debit card. Credit cards will not be accepted.
If you buy a ticket during the main sale, which is generally in October, tickets are sold using a deposit scheme at a price of £50 per ticket/person. The remaining balance is normally paid the first week in April. There is a 7-day window to pay the balance off. If you are buying a ticket in the resale, it will be the full cost of the ticket.
This year in the main ticket sale potential more than a million would-be glasto-goers got up early in a bid to secure a spot at the legendary event. So being prepared is a must
All public ticket sales are managed by the Festival’s nominated ticket agency – Seetickets
Advice on how to get Glastonbury Festival tickets 2019
Make sure you have the URL pasted into your browser before 9am so you can start refreshing the page when tickets go on sale. Instead of refreshing the main website, try to find the exact address of the registration form and put that in your browser. Then the frustration begins! You will be faced with this screen:-
Your best bet is to multi-task between refreshing on a laptop on wifi or hardwired and trying a mobile on the network connection. If there is a group of you trying to get tickets make sure you have everyone’s registration numbers and postcodes.
There is strength in numbers! Have different devices on different internet connections trying for tickets. Keep in touch using Whatsapp, Facebook etc.
Increase your chances of getting tickets by trying different links not just the “ticket homepage. As well as arming your self with a laptop, tablet and phone and use as many IPs as possible. Keep hitting F5 to refresh until you see the booking page.
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. If there is a group of you trying to get tickets make sure you have everyone’s registration numbers and postcodes. Get ready to copy and paste just the registration numbers and postcodes.
If all the regular tickets have sold out, remember that you can always buy a combined coach + camping ticket
If all else fails you can always volunteer or get a job there
The next Glastonbury Festival takes place from 26th-30th June 2019. Tickets will go on sale in October, more details below. To buy tickets for Glastonbury, you need to register.
As part of the Festival’s continued commitment to green travel, 15,000 coach + ticket packages will – as in previous years – be sold in advance of the general sale. These coach + ticket packages will go on sale at 6pm BST – Thursday, 4th October 2018, via glastonbury.seetickets.com, rewarding green travellers with the chance to be the first to secure their Glastonbury 2017 tickets. The full cost of the coach will be paid, along with a £50 deposit for the Festival ticket.
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