Eavis also informed that prices for next year's event would rise by £5
Michael Eavis has revealed that over one million people have already registered for tickets for next year’s Glastonbury festival.
Speaking to the Western Daily Press, Eavis went on to say that the high number of people registered this year marked a substantial increase on the number registered at this same time in 2012, meaning that it would be more difficult than ever for hopeful festival goers to successfully purchase tickets when they go on sale on October 6 at 9am.
“Around one million people have already pre-registered,” informed Eavis. “That’s a crazy number. I think people know the chances of getting a ticket are only around six to one but we have to make sure the tickets are apportioned fairly.” In order to do this, the festival has ensured that the number of tickets made available to each area is proportional to the number of people registered in the area. This way, it is hoped that factors such as internet speed in rural communities should not affect people’s success rate.
The Worthy Farm owner also informed the paper that prices for the 2014 event would rise by £5, meaning that the overall ticket price will be £210 plus £5 booking fee. Successful ticket buyers will be required to pay a £50 deposit on October 6.
Glastonbury festival have also set up a new ‘earlybird’ scheme wherein 15,000 coach and ticket packages will be made available three days early, on October 3. The incentive is meant to encourage people to leave their cars at home and ties in with Glastonbury’s green policies.
Earlier this year, Eavis also revealed that he already had all three headliners in place for next year’s event.
Speaking at the AIM Awards earlier this month, the festival organizer said the following: “Next year’s headliners are more or less in place. They’re three bands who haven’t played Glastonbury, and that’s important. There aren’t many bands left who haven’t played the festival, and before we run out I’d like to persuade the ones on my wish list to come down. I think I’ve managed that with these three.”
Bookmakers have been taking odds on the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Prince and David Bowie to take the top spots. Foo Fighters are currently favourites to fill the coveted Saturday night Pyramid Stage slot, whilst rumours of a ‘Definitely Maybe’ 20th anniversary reunion have given Oasis odds of 10/1 to make an appearance.