We're already longing for those Worthy fields.
2018 was Glastonbury’s fallow year, meaning it was time to give the fields a year off from the perpetual stomping of thousands and thousands of festival-goers. It also meant a summer spent pining after the Pyramid Stage but thankfully, Emily Eavis and her team will be back bigger than ever next year. It’s bound to be just as tricky as ever when it comes to bagging a ticket so here’s everything you need to know about how to get into the biggest festival in the world.
Make Sure You Register
If you don’t register, you can’t get a ticket. Thankfully, if you registered after 2010, your profile should still be valid – but it’s worth checking that it’s still there so there’s no last minute panic on sale day. It’s also essential that you make sure all your details are still correct – there’s nothing worse than your ticket being sent to your old student house in an entirely different city. If you’ve not registered before, it’s a simple process and only takes a few minutes. You also need to provide a recent passport-style photo but make sure it’s a good one, as you can’t change it once your registration has been submitted and approved. Registration for Glastonbury 2019 is now open and you can fill in the form HERE. Registration usually closes the first Monday in October, so it’s probably best to get on it now if you haven’t already.
When Will Tickets Go On Sale?
Glastonbury have yet to announce an official on-sale date for 2019 tickets but previous years has seen tickets go on sale either the first or second Sunday in October. That means that ticket sale day for Glastonbury Festival 2019 will likely be October 7 2018, or October 14 2018.
How Much Will It Cost?
Glastobury haven’t officially announced the price for a ticket to 2019’s event but we can assume it’ll be a little more than 2017, which was £238 + £5 booking fee (kids aged 12 and under at the time of the event don’t need to buy a ticket). Every year, the ticket price has gone up between £5-£10, so we can assume it’ll be roughly £250. As ever, the price of the ticket includes entry to the festival, five nights camping, a free programme and mini-guide, onsite newspaper and mobile charging points, free firewood and access to the Kidzfield. A portion of the ticket price is also donated to Oxfam, Greenpeace, Wateraid and hundreds of other worthy causes, while funds are also used to improve the site’s infrastructure and environmental impact.
How about Coach Package Tickets?
Glastonbury will be offering up their usual coach packages, which offer up a return coach journey from a bunch of different UK cities alongside general entry to the festival. These cost a little more – mostly depending on which city you’re traveling from – but obviously saves you the hassle of sorting your own transport and also makes your journey more environmentally friendly. In previous years, the Coach Package tickets have gone on sale the Thursday before the main ticket sale, so we can assume that this will be October 4 2018, or October 11 2018. It’s worth noting that these are usually extremely popular and have sold out in 15 minutes in the past! It’s worth noting down your nearest travel point before attempting to purchase as you only get a 10-minute window to grab your tickets once you’ve secured them. You can see 2017’s cities and prices below.
Newcastle upon Tyne £87
Single fares are:
Is There a Deposit Scheme?
Yes! Thankfully, you don’t have to shell out hundreds of pounds at once. Glastonbury offer up a lovely depoosit scheme which means you only have to pay £50 to secure your ticket. After that, you have one week in April where you’ll be asked to pay the rest of your balance. If you placed a deposit on more than one ticket, you and your pals can pay off your balances individually – as long as you each have your post codes and registration numbers to log in.
Adding Accomodation to Your General Entry Ticket
If you’ve decided to take your camper van along or you fancy taking up a spot or a Tipi in Worthy View, you’ll be pleased to know you can add these extras when it comes to paying off the full amount of your ticket. Worthy Farm offers already set-up tents you can settle into as soon as you get there, meaning you’ll only need to bring your belongings with you. Worthy View is located just outside the festival site, up the hill past the Stone Circle field, so is great for those who want a quieter, more relaxed evening environment. Worthy View tents and tipis are not included in the general entry ticket price and neither are camper van tickets. You only need one camper van pass per vehicle – it doesn’t matter if more than one person is staying in the camper van.
When Will The Second Batch of Tickets Go On Sale?
Those who fail to pay off the full amount of their general entry ticket by April will lose their ticket and receive £30 of their £50 as a refund. Those tickets are the ones that go on sale, giving you a second chance to grab one if you didn’t manage to get one in October. There is no official date for this yet, but it’s usually announced a few weeks beforehand.
Don’t Expect To Know Who’s Playing
Glastonbury famously don’t announce any of their line-up ahead of tickets going on sale but they do tend to drop a few subtle hints. Rumours have already begun for 2019’s headliners, with Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis previously telling NME that there’ll be “two or three [acts] that have never played”. Organiser Emily Eavis, meanwhile, told NME that they had “booked one headliner so far”, adding: “Headliners should be the best artists around – whether they’re rappers, pop stars or rock bands. The genre is irrelevant – it’s about who is going to produce the most exciting show and is making the best music.”
Where Should I Buy Tickets?
Most importantly, you can grab tickets HERE when the on-sale date rolls around. Good luck and Godspeed, Glasto-hopefuls.