Prepare for Glastonbury Festival 2019 ticket release day!
Now that we have made it through the Fallow Year, it’s time to focus on getting a ticket for Glastonbury Festival 2019, which is set to take place from Wednesday, June 26, through to Sunday, June 30.
Tickets release day can be very stressful, with tickets selling out fast. 2017’s festival tickets sold out in 50 minutes. That’s 135,000 tickets gone in under an hour! To ensure you are ready, there are a few ways you can pre-prepare for the day.
To buy a festival ticket you have to register yourself on the Glastonbury Festival official website. Without doing so, there’s no chance of getting a ticket. Registering yourself is very easy, and completely cost-free. One thing to note is that you are required to submit a headshot photo of yourself. There is a list of photos Dos and Don’ts on the registration page, so make sure you check over them before you submit.
You may be wondering why you have to register before you buy a ticket, as many other festivals do not require you to do this. The main reason for the registration is to stop ticket touts buying tickets and then selling them on for a ridiculous price. Every ticket sold is specific to the buyer, and security will check your ticket on arrival to the festival. If your face isn’t on the ticket then you won’t be allowed in.
For those of you who have previously registered for Glastonbury tickets – if you registered since 2010, your registration number should still be valid. However, in the misfortunate case that you no longer have access to the email address used for your registration, you will have to re-register. Same applies to all registrations submitted prior to 2010 as they have now all been deleted.
There is a cut-off point for registration ahead of ticket release day. It’s suggested you make sure you are registered before the end of September. Once registered, make sure you keep the email safe and take note of your registration number; you will need this number come the big day in October.
Ticket Release Day
There are 3 things to be aware of on ticket release day.
Firstly, Glastonbury Festival tickets are only sold on one site: glastonbury.seetickets.com. Any other site claiming to sell tickets for the festival are not authentic, and you will be setting yourself up for disappointment. Make sure you are in the right place before putting down a deposit.
Talking about a deposit, the second thing to know is that you do not have to pay off your ticket in full in October. A £50 deposit is required to book your ticket and you can then pay off the rest of the balance in April.
And lastly, See Tickets allows you to put down deposits for up to 6 tickets. Great for if you are planning to go to the festival with a group of friends or family. It is important to remember that you will need all the registration numbers for the people you are buying tickets for. You will also need their addresses if they do not live with you, to ensure that they receive their tickets.
General tickets usually go on sale on the first or second Sunday in October, in the year prior to the event. This means that ticket sale day for Glastonbury 2019 will most likely be October 7, 2018, or October 14, 2018.
Glastonbury Festival have yet to officially announce the ticket price for Glastonbury 2019. That being said, it is safe to assume it’ll be a little more than Glastonbury 2017’s ticket price, which was £238 + £5 booking fee (kids aged 12 and under at the time of the event don’t need to buy a ticket).
Taking into account that the ticket price has risen every year between £5-£10, we can only assume that the price for a Glastonbury 2019 ticket will be roughly £250.
As always, this ticket price includes entry to the festival, five nights camping, a free programme and mini-guide which is handed out to you upon entry, onsite newspaper and mobile charging points, free firewood and access to the Kidzfield. As if all that isn’t enough, a portion of the ticket price is also donated to Oxfam, Greenpeace, Wateraid and loads of other worthy causes, while funds are also used to improve the site’s infrastructure and environmental impact.
Coach Package and Additional Information
Along with the standard ticket, there is also a Coach & Ticket package available. This package is for festival-goers who want to travel to the festival using the coaches organised by the festival. They depart from all over the UK, and save the stress of driving to and from the festival, while also being more environmentally friendly.
Looking back at the past few years, Coach & Ticket packages have gone on sale on the Thursday prior to the main ticket sale, so for the 2019 festival, the coach tickets will probably go on sale on October 4, 2018, or October 11, 2018. Either way, keep an eye out for the release day (information on ticket release dates will always be found on the Official Glastonbury Festival website.)
If you are buying a ticket and are registered as disabled there isn’t a separate ticket sale for you. Simply register and buy tickets using the steps above. Once you have your ticket, contact the festival. They will give you a form that will then give you access to the disabled facilitates available on site.
Cancelled Tickets and Resale
Naturally, as with any event, there are sometimes unexpected circumstances that stop you from attending the festival. Any tickets for which full amount of their general entry ticket has not been paid by April will lose their ticket be refunded £30 (of their £50). A £20 administration fee will be retained. If you booked a Coach Package, then an additional £10 will be retained should you cancel your booking. Any cancelled tickets will then be resold prior to the festival, giving those who missed out on tickets in October the chance to try again. Again, when buying a cancelled ticket, you must be pre-registered.
More detailed information and full terms and conditions can be found at glastonburyfestivals.com.