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How to Get Glastonbury Tickets

The date is in the diary. Glastonbury 2017 tickets go on sale 9am Sunday 9th October. Someone needs to have a word with Eavis about starting the sale so early on a Sunday, he does this every year.

But anyway, that doesn’t stop over 200,000 people trying to get their hands on a ticket for Glastonbury, the best festival in the English calendar. I didn’t go last year; thanks to job circumstances, money issues and general housing problems I didn’t actually know what I’d be doing at this point.

Same as this year really, so that’s one less person you need to compete with.

You need to get Glastonbury tickets though – you need to do it for me.

I was one of the lucky ones in 2011. It was my first time at Glastonbury and I loved every second. I had major Glastonbury comedown in the weeks that followed, vowing to return as soon as was humanly possible. Next year.

So here’s my foolproof guide to getting hold of some of those elusive Glastonbury tickets…

You need to register on the Glastonbury site

Tickets for Glastonbury

Glastonbury registration closes on Sunday October 1 and will not open again for the October sale. You must be registered by this point or you have no chance. Go to the Glastonbury site to sign up. It only takes a few minutes but you do need to follow the rules for your photo. It gets printed on your ticket, it’s cool.

If you’ve registered in previous years click here to check if your application is still valid, don’t just assume it is as there’s no going back.

And a fair few English pounds

Tickets for Glastonbury 2017 are £238 (plus £5 booking fee per ticket and £6 p&p per order). You only need to pay £50 deposit on Sunday 9th October though.

If you do manage to secure a Glasto ticket you’ll pay the balance of £165 in April. If, for some mad ass crazy reason, you decide you don’t want to go in April you’ll be refunded your deposit minus a £10 admin fee.

These tickets will then be put on for the resale in May time.

Plus some good friends

You can buy up to SIX tickets so I seriously recommend getting your friends involved to book. Form a little group and all keep going on that refresh button. Remember that you’ll need the registration number and postcode for each person you’re booking a ticket for though. This was actually how I ended up getting tickets the year I went – a nice little Glastonbury alliance of four who stuck together through thick and thin.

And the internet or a phone

You can buy Glastonbury tickets either online or on the phone. The year I went I had both on the go, but it’s up to you which method you choose.

Click here to try to book Glastonbury tickets online and to book over the phone call this number: 0844 412 4635* (for international bookings: 0044 1159 934 183).

And some mad skills

Make sure you have the URL pasted into your browser before 9am so you can start refreshing the page when tickets go on sale.

Keep at it. Get some supplies in at 8:45am so you’re ready. It took me three hours, although I may have to admit to having a snooze after an hour, given the epic night out on the Saturday before. Again, what’s so bad about 11am Eavis?

“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 use just one single browser tab when trying to book tickets.” – From the official site.

One more note: UK bookings must pay by debit card. Credit cards will not be accepted.

For more details check out the official page on


Sunday 30th of November 2014

Hi! You made my day when i found this blog. Looove it soo much! Anyway, your next stop should be Melt! Festival. If you like some electro and great fun, i really do recommend that one. The best festival I've been to. Ill be checking out that blog. xxx


Monday 1st of December 2014

Ah thanks Sandy, that's a really nice thing to say! Yeah, I've heard of Melt actually. Some friends went a year or two ago and said it was amazing. Another one for the list!


Saturday 5th of October 2013

Thanks Becki. Not long till I find out now *fingerscrossed*

Becki | Backpacker Becki

Friday 27th of September 2013

I tried for two years running, plus the re-sales and nothing. I was lucky once years before. A lot of my mates 'know someone who knows someone' and get tickets EVERY year...pah! Or they get a job there. But it's sooooo tough. Hope you bag some tickets this year. I know how heartbreaking it feels not to get them! And I want to read your Glasto stories festival chick!