Glastonbury Festival Ticket Guide And Tips

Its that time of year again when people start panicking about getting a Glastonbury Festival ticket. First and foremost make sure you are registered. Registration must be completed by 18th Sept. Registrations completely before 2010 must re-register. 

New registrations can be carried out here

Check existing registrations here

 

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.

Tickets will go on sale at 9am BST on Sunday, 4th October. As in previous years, Festival goers will be able to book a ticket by paying a £50 deposit per person.

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.

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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 7pm BST on Thursday, 1st October, via glastonbury.seetickets.com, rewarding green travellers with the chance to be the first to secure their Glastonbury 2016 tickets.

Standard weekend tickets will go on sale at 9am BST on Sunday, 4th October. As in previous years, tickets will be sold exclusively at glastonbury.seetickets.com. You may book up to six tickets per transaction. Festival goers will be able to book a ticket by paying a deposit, with the balance due in spring 2016.

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There are 135,000 tickets up for grabs for Glasto 2016, that may sound like a lot but demand in recent years as simply outstripped supply. Tickets for this year’s event (2015) sold out in around 25 minutes.

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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Gig Addict Glastonbury Festival Quick Guide

  • Ticket Price – £50 deposit, £175 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. Attendance in 2015 was 203,000 including ticket holders and staff 
  • 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