Everything you need to know about getting Glastonbury tickets TOMORROW
Everything you need to know about getting Glastonbury tickets as they go on sale again TOMORROW: How to give yourself the best chance – from making sure you have all your friends’ postcodes written down to never refreshing the website
- Tickets for Glastonbury 2023 will go on sale again tomorrow morning at 9am
- Coach tickets sold out within just 23 minutes on Wednesday
- The iconic festival is set to take place at Worthy Farm, in Somerset in June 2023
It’s arguably the world’s most famous music festival – so it goes without saying that tickets for Glastonbury 2023 are already in high demand.
On Thursday, music fans were left ‘heartbroken’ after the first round of tickets sold out in just 23 minutes of going on sale.
Tomorrow morning at 9am, general admission tickets are being released to the public and will cost £335 plus an additional £5 admin fee.
In a bid to crack down on ticket touts, Glastonbury is selling them exclusively at glastonbury.seetickets.com.
Although tickets are always in high demand, there are several steps music fans can take to increase their odds of securing a place at the festival.
Here, FEMAIL outlines where you can register, and what you can expect later as music lovers gear up for the event, which earlier this year saw incredible headliners including Diana Ross, Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar.
Anyone looking to get the all elusive tickets to the music event of the summer must have an all important registration number. Revellers pictured at the festival this summer
How to register?
Anyone who wishes to purchase a ticket needs to register – although this doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get one. Registration is free of charge on the festival’s website – glastonburyfestivals.co.uk – but closed on Monday 31 October.
Festival enthusiasts won’t have the opportunity to register again until after the major ticket sales have happened in November.
If you have already registered with the festival you don’t need to do this again, but the site recommends updating your photo if it’s no longer a good representation of you.
To register, you’ll need to send a passport-style photo, which will be vetted by Glastonbury, and can be refused if they feel it is not appropriate. This is why it is recommended to have this completed well ahead of ticket sales, to ensure everything is in order.
Every person you may wish to book tickets for needs a registration number. Children 12 and younger at the time of Glastonbury can get in for free and don’t need a ticket, or to be registered.
What happens next?
When the ticket sale goes live, the Glastonbury website can be overwhelmed by traffic, which makes it slightly temperamental. It will help if you know exactly which tickets you want, and have all the details ready.
To book tickets, you need your registration number and registered postcode for each person on hand, alongside a debit or credit card with which you can make the transaction.
Tickets will be sold exclusively at glastonbury.seetickets.com.
The festival site says that if you see a ‘reduced’ version of the See Tickets site – with a ‘minimal version of the holding page’ – don’t panic! This doesn’t mean the site has crashed, but rather that its serving the maximum people it can at the time.
Tickets plus coach travel will go live at 6pm GMT, November 3 and general admission tickets will go on sale at 9am GMT on November 6. Festivalgoers pictured this summer
The coach tickets – which offer options for travel to and from different locations in a bid to make festival commuting greener – include a £50 deposit plus the price of the coach trip, which differs based on the place.
Bath, Glasgow, Leeds, Oxford, Taunton and York are just some of the several cities listed. It is only possible to book tickets from one departure town in a single transaction.
People who buy their tickets via the coach will have to get on the coach to receive the all-important festival entry tickets.
Meanwhile general admission tickets will cost £335, plus a £5 booking fee. The hefty sum will provide revellers with entry to the festival, five nights of camping and a selection of freebies including mobile charging, firewood, and a programme among others amenities.
For both ticket types, the ticket balance is due in the first week of April 2023.
How many tickets can be booked at a time?
Many people will want to attend with friends, with each member of the group trying to nab as many tickets as possible.
Glastonbury has limited the number of tickets to six per party, and they are made personal to each of the attendees to make re-sale impossible.
Don’t refresh the website and check your internet connection
Nick Baker, a telecoms expert at Uswitch.com, told the Evening Standard: ‘The last thing you want when in the midst of booking festival tickets is for your internet connection to drop out mid-checkout.
‘Before you start the buying process, check your internet connection is up to scratch by running a speed test.’
He added: ‘Once online and ready to go, avoid refreshing the page, as this may cause you to lose your place in the queue. See Tickets will automatically refresh for you when you are given the opportunity to pick your tickets.’
When will resale tickets be available?
Resale tickets will be available in Spring, according to the Glastonbury website.
Can you get in for free?
Glastonbury tickets don’t come cheap, and they’re more expensive than ever in 2023 – but it is possible to get in for free.
Each year, Glastonbury recruits people to help out on the administrative side of things, and a few roles are available to grab, which is perfect if you have the time.
On the ground jobs are also going, such as security, chaperones, tractor drivers, and more.
The different job listings appear occasionally on the Glastonbury website, so revisiting in the months before the big weekend might be a good way to nab a spot on a whim.
If you are already employed and understandably don’t want to quit your job for Glastonbury, there are other ways to get there.
Working for the festival or going with a charity is one way of getting a spot at Glastonbury. Pictured in 2022
The festival is always looking for people to volunteer to pick the litter revellers leave behind, pictured – and three eight-hour shifts will get your ticket refunded
Each year, hundreds of festival goers earn their ticket by offering to volunteer on the site, mainly taking on the mammoth task of cleaning up Worthy farm and picking up the litter throughout the festival and once it’s over.
People who are recruited by the festival usually do have to pay for their ticket upfront, however, they will be refunded after completing three eight-hour shifts.
Litter-picker Amanda Ayers told Metro: ‘After we finish our shift at about midday, we’re completely free to do whatever we want.
‘We don’t miss any of the music at all and we can still see all the headliners, as most of the stages open between 11.30am and midday. We can stay up as late as we like and enjoy what’s around – as long as we can get up on time for our 6am shift start,’ she added.
You can also apply with independent organisations to be a camp steward or site warden for the people who are staying at the festival site.
However, these wardens might be asked to take on either night or day shifts, which means you might miss some of the onstage action.
Some charities, such as Oxfam, Shelter, WaterAid and the Samaritans offer some spots to work at the festival as well.
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