Glastonbury Festival 2013 tickets go on sale on Sunday
from 9am for a £50 deposit (full price £205)
published: Fri 5th Oct 2012
daily capacity: 177500
last updated: Thu 23rd May 2013
This weekend tickets for next year's Glastonbury Festival will go on sale at 9am this Sunday, 7th October 2012, priced at £205 (+ £5 booking fee and P&P). Fans will be able to book up to 8 tickets per transaction by paying a £50 deposit per person. It will not be possible to pay for a ticket in full and only deposits will be taken.
It is recommended that ticket buyers are prepared to buy tickets as soon as they go on sale, and should anticipate that they could be waiting for some time to connect.
Anyone aged 13 or over (when the Festival starts) who wishes to buy a ticket must be registered. All registered festival-goers who want to buy tickets will need the registration number and postcode for each person for whom a ticket is being booked.
Ticket registration closed at last Sunday, and is due to re-open sometime in the week commencing Monday 8th October. Everyone who plans to the come the Festival must register, and that includes children aged 13, 14 and 15. Each ticket sold will feature a photograph of the person in whose name it is registered and will be non-transferable. An existing registration can be checked here.
eFestivals has no idea how high demand will be when they go on sale, but here are a few historic sell out times for you to consider:
2011 - on sale October, sold out 4 hours (1.15pm).
2010 - on sale October, sold out 12 hours.
2009 - on sale October, sold out February.
2008 - on Sale April, sold out a day before.
2007 - First year of registration system (implemented to cut out touting) on sale April, sold out 2 hours.
2006 - Fallow year.
2005 - on sale April, sold out 1 hour and 45 minutes (touts and scalpers blamed with thousands then put up for sale on eBay).
2004 - on sale April, sold out 24 hours.
2003 - on sale April, sold out 26 hours.
2002 - on sale April, sold out after 25 days, which was the first time it sold out 2 months in advance, and the first year of the super fence.
So we recommend you get up early, and be patient when trying to buy tickets. eFestivals will be using our forums to try to keep people abreast of news on how ticket sales are going. It may be some comfort to know that, this year so far, there is much less media attention about ticket on sale day compared to previous years.
UK ticket balances of £155 per ticket, will be payable in the first week of April 2013 following the Easter Weekend (from 9am Tuesday 2nd April until 23:59 Monday 8th April, when there will also be options to book everything else needed (tipis, campervan tickets, parking, cancellation protection).
When available, in spring 2012, a car park ticket will be priced at £25 and a campervan ticket will be priced at £85. Details of tipis, combined coach and festival tickets along with other transport options will be announced in the New Year. Car Park or Campervan Tickets will not be able to be booked until the balance is paid for at least one of the tickets on a booking.
The ticket price covers entry to the Festival site from Wednesday 26th June until Monday 1st July 2013 and, as ever, includes a free programme. Once again, the Festival will be raising funds for Oxfam, Wateraid, Greenpeace and a host of local charities and causes (in 2011, more than £2m was raised).
Anyone who decides not to pay their balance in 2013 will be refunded their deposit, minus a £10 administration fee. Those tickets will then be put forward to a re-sale, which is likely to be in April or May 2013.
PaymentPayment by card for UK sales (both online and by telephone) will be by the following debit cards only - Visa Debit, Visa Electron, Switch/Maestro Domestic and Solo. Credit cards will not be accepted for UK sales. For the purpose of ticket sales the UK includes Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. Ticket purchasers should ensure they have their banking details to hand on Sunday.
Those purchasing by telephone will be told a booking reference number, this number should be written down and kept safe. It is the confirmation of purchase.
Those purchasing online will be sent a confirmation email and booking reference number. Please note this will only be sent to the first person on the booking form. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive this within 24 hours. Keep the confirmation email safe. If you have any queries about your purchase you will need the booking reference number.
The booking reference number can be used on the ticket tracker to confirm a purchase.
Any transaction that results in a charge back or payment dispute will be cancelled. It is the ticket purchasers responsibility to ensure that they have sufficient funds in their account to pay for the tickets. The transaction will in many cases will be completed immediately or during the five working days following the sale.
The deadline for ticket refunds is Friday 3rd May 2013.
International TicketsThe International Ticket Sales line, 0044 1159 934 183, will be charged at standard international rates. There is a queuing system for international telephone sales, so be aware calls will incur additional telephone charges at international call rates.
International ticket balance payments will be taken from 9am (GMT) Monday 25th February until 23:59 (GMT) Sunday 3rd March 2013.
For more details about registering and ticket information click here.
Glastonbury Festival 2013Next year's Glastonbury Festival runs for five full days from Wednesday 26th June until Monday 1st July 2013 across over a 1,000 acres of beautiful countryside at Worthy Farm, Somerset. Expect something like 2,000 performances at 50 or so venues including music, cabaret, theatre, circus, a fantastic Kidz area, poetry, green crafts and information and loads, loads more ... much more than just the music, so make sure you check it all out!
No acts are confirmed as yet, and the names won't be announced until after all the tickets have been sold. As usual eFestivals will bring you the very best-sourced rumours, allowing festival-goers to see who is playing long before the bands are formally announced - keep your eyes on the Glastonbury 2013 rumours, updated as we receive information. Help us to help you - if you hear of a band that's playing, please let us know.
For more detailed registration and ticket information click here.
daily capacity: 177500
last updated: Thu 23rd May 2013
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