The annual mad scramble for Glastonbury tickets is upon us.
Standard weekend tickets for Glastonbury will go on sale at 9am this morning, after the preliminary early November sale dates have been pushed again because of some confusion over the registration course of.
Coach tickets to the iconic occasion at Worthy Farm in Somerset, which can happen from 26 to 30 June subsequent yr, are already offered out after they have been launched on 16 November.
Here’s every part you must know earlier than making an attempt to get tickets
If you have not registered but, you are out of the working for now
Unfortunately if you happen to didn’t register for purchasing tickets by the deadline of 5pm on Monday 13 November, you will not be capable to apply for traditional tickets in the present day.
However, you’ll nonetheless be in with an opportunity if you happen to register earlier than April 2024, when Glastonbury could have numerous resale dates, promoting tickets which have been cancelled (dates but to be confirmed).
You can apply for that by clicking right here.
Where can I get tickets?
Tickets could be purchased solely at glastonbury.seetickets.com as soon as they turn out to be accessible.
No different website or company shall be allotted tickets, so if you happen to see anybody else claiming to have Glastonbury tickets accessible for buy, it is almost definitely a rip-off.
What kinds of tickets can be found and when?
Tickets together with coach journey went on sale at 6pm on 16 November – however they’re all gone now.
General admission tickets go on sale at 9am on Sunday 19 November.
There shall be one other alternative to get tickets in the course of the resale dates in April 2024.
If you grabbed the ticket plus coach choice, getting the coach that you just chosen is necessary and you’ll solely obtain your ticket as soon as you’re on that coach.
It implies that if you happen to purchased a couple of ticket on 16 November, everybody that you just purchased for in your transaction must get the identical coach to Glastonbury.
Children aged 12 and below when the pageant takes place are admitted freed from cost and don’t want a ticket, nor do they should register.
You might want to reserve further coach seats for the youngsters if you happen to booked a ticket plus coach journey package deal, although.
Why does Glastonbury make individuals register upfront?
It’s to keep away from ticket touting, Glastonbury says.
All tickets are personalised with a photograph of the ticket holder and can’t be transferred to a different recipient.
This makes it far harder to resell them at a better worth, which is commonly a serious drawback seen at different festivals and live shows.
How many tickets can I purchase?
You should purchase as much as six tickets at a time, however the entire individuals you are shopping for the tickets for should be registered with Glastonbury.
You will want their registration numbers and postcodes in addition to your personal.
How does the reserving course of work?
Once tickets go up on the market, all potential patrons are despatched to a holding web page.
Glastonbury says customers are held on the holding web page till there may be house on the reserving web page. The holding web page refreshes each 20 seconds to search for an area on the reserving web page.
You may even see a decreased, bare-looking model of the reserving web page when you achieve entry.
The organisers say that is intentional with the intention to deal with excessive site visitors and doesn’t imply the positioning has crashed, so be certain to not refresh or go away the web page.
Once you attain the primary web page of the reserving website, you have to to enter the registration quantity and registered postcode for your self and the opposite individuals you are trying to e-book tickets for.
When you proceed, the main points you’ve got offered shall be displayed on the subsequent web page.
Once you’ve got double checked all your data is right, click on ‘affirm’ to enter the cost web page, the place you have to to verify/amend your billing handle, affirm your cost data, settle for the phrases and situations, and full the try throughout the allotted time.
Giving your self the perfect probability
Those who’re registered and raring to go ought to bear in mind to get the fundamentals proper.
Here are the must-haves if you wish to stand any probability of getting a ticket:
• Good web connection. You will not stand an opportunity with out strong broadband.
• Timekeeping. Make certain you’re on the tickets web page at precisely 9am on 19 November – even when it means setting an unwelcome alarm on Sunday.
• No distractions. There are deadlines in the course of the reserving course of. If you attain the stage the place you’ve got been assigned tickets, you’ll nonetheless must verify/amend your billing handle, affirm your cost data, settle for the phrases and situations, and full the checkout throughout the allotted timeframe.
• Be able to approve your cost. There is an opportunity – particularly in case you are paying for a number of tickets – that you’ll have to cross further safety questions out of your card issuer. Have a tool readily available to make sure you are prepared to do that swiftly.
• Don’t quit. Until you see the ominous ‘SOLD OUT’ show on the positioning, there may be nonetheless an opportunity. Shortly earlier than that time, there shall be a message saying ‘all accessible tickets have now been allotted,’ which customers usually assume means their likelihood is up. What it really means is that orders are being processed for all of the tickets which are accessible. But if any individual whose order is being processed would not take our earlier recommendation and runs out of time, their loss may very well be your achieve.
Does utilizing a number of gadgets really assist?
You might have seen pictures shared on social media of people sitting in entrance of a number of telephones, laptops and iPads which are all on the tickets loading web page.
Glastonbury’s web site advises that working a number of gadgets concurrently is “a waste of valuable resources, and doesn’t reflect the ethos of the festival”.
“Please stick to one device and one tab,” it provides, “so that you can focus on entering your details without confusing your browser and help us make the ticket sale as quick and stress free as possible for all.”
In case your priorities aren’t the pageant’s ethos or making the ticketing course of straightforward for everybody, it’s price noting that you’d should be very assured in your broadband’s capabilities to make use of a number of gadgets.
For your personal sake, you might be higher off utilizing one gadget with concentrated connection reasonably than a number of utilizing it in weaker doses.
What about a number of tabs on one gadget?
It was alluded to within the earlier part, however Glastonbury definitively says utilizing a number of tabs is not going to improve your possibilities of success.
In reality, it may do the other.
Glastonbury’s web site reads: “Attempting to book tickets online using multiple browser tabs can confuse the ticket sales process and cause your transaction to fail.
“We strongly advise that you just use only one browser tab when making an attempt to e-book tickets, with the intention to keep away from attainable issues along with your transaction.”
How much do tickets cost and do I pay up front?
Tickets for Glastonbury 2024 will cost £355, plus a £5 booking fee.
If you are purchasing general admission tickets, you will just have to pay a £75 deposit and £5 booking fee.
Keep in mind, this is the cost per ticket, so if you are buying six tickets, you will need to pay the deposit and booking fee for each one.
You will then need to pay the remaining cost of your ticket(s) in the first week of April 2024. That’s £280 per ticket.
How many people will be trying to get tickets?
More than 2.5 million people tried to get their hands on the 135,000 tickets on offer last year, according to National Broadband.
The ticketing service which deals with Glastonbury, See Tickets, experienced technical problems last year during the sale window on 6 November, later apologising to people who had “points making an attempt to e-book”.
They didn’t specify whether this was due to the amount of website traffic.
Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis apologised afterwards to the “large quantity” of people who missed out because “demand far outstripped provide”.
We know from Ms Eavis that some 2.4 million individuals have been registered for Glastonbury tickets on the finish of 2019, too, so this degree of demand isn’t an anomaly.
When will I obtain my ticket?
General admission tickets shall be despatched out in late-May or June 2024 to these within the UK and the EU.
People who purchased a ticket plus coach package deal should wait till they’re on their coach to be handed their tickets.
If you reside exterior of the UK and EU and purchase a ticket, it is going to be accessible for field workplace assortment except specified in any other case.
What if I get tickets however cannot make it to Glastonbury?
Don’t panic; that is what the resale window is for.
If you realise after shopping for tickets that you just can’t attend, merely do not pay the remaining £280 that you just owe per ticket earlier than the deadline: 11.59pm on 7 April 2024.
Your deposit will routinely be refunded to you, minus a £25 administration cost.
There’s an additional £15 coach cancellation payment on ticket and coach bookings.
Your ticket will then be resold to another person in the course of the subsequent window.
You also can request a refund any time earlier than Friday 3 May 2024 through See Tickets’ Customer Service Page.
From 3 May onwards, tickets are non-refundable.
Do not try to promote tickets on your self. As said beforehand, all tickets are personalised and can’t be transferred to a different recipient.
What is included with a ticket?
Here is a listing of every part Glastonbury says is included with a ticket:
• Entry to the pageant, with over 3,000 performances throughout greater than 100 levels
• Five nights tenting (with no early entry charges)
• Free programme
• Free cell phone charging
• Free on-site newspaper
• Free cellular app
• Free firewood
• Kidzfield, the place all leisure, rides and actions are freed from cost
• Support for Oxfam, Greenpeace, WaterAid and “hundreds of other worthy causes”
• Funds to enhance the pageant’s infrastructure and environmental affect