Essential tips and hacks for getting your hands on Glastonbury Festival tickets


The resale of cancelled or refunded Glastonbury standard tickets takes place on Sunday 28 April at 9am.

Unfortunately, those who are not already registered cannot attempt to purchase tickets during the resale, since the deadline was 23 April.

Those who are registered will need their registration number, and those of all the people you’ll be booking tickets for. This is limited to four per transaction.

Tickets cost £248 plus £5 booking fee per person and the full amount must be paid on booking.

Resale tickets go on sale from 9am via .

Glastonbury Festival will be returning to Worthy Farm in Somerset after a fallow year, which allows the ground at the site time to recover.

By following these ultimate tips and tricks, you could find yourself wading through thick mud on your way to the Pyramid Stage before you know it.

*Click through the gallery below to see the Glastonbury lineup in pictures*

Glastonbury 2019: The festival lineup in pictures

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Here’s everything you need to know about getting your hands on those prized Glastonbury tickets:

Know when they’re going on sale

This may seem obvious, but being aware of when tickets are going on sale online is a pivotal first step.

Be prepared

As you’re settling in front of your computer eagerly awaiting the second the tickets go on sale, make sure that you’re as prepared as you can possibly be.

This means having your registration number at the ready, along with personal details including your name, postcode and card details.

This may seem like a simple piece of advice, but you’ll only have a small window when you get through to input all of the information.

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Ideally, try to be in front of your computer with everything that you need around 15 minutes before the tickets go on sale in order to avoid a last-minute rush.

Work together as a team

If you group together with friends beforehand, you’ll increase your chances of buying tickets if only one or a couple of you manage to get through.

When doing this, as per the previous point, make sure that you’re as prepared as can be by noting all of your friends’ registration numbers.

Beware a bad WiFi connection

One of the worst case scenarios when buying Glastonbury Tickets is managing to get your hands on some, only for your WiFi to fail at the last hurdle.

If there’s a slight possibility that your WiFi may not be up to the task, make sure that you use another network when attempting to buy tickets, whether you sneakily decide to buy tickets using the WiFi at work or you head to a friend’s house to take advantage of their reliable internet connection.

Multiple browsers, not multiple tabs

Many people may assume that trying to buy Glastonbury tickets using as many tabs as possible in the same browser will surely increase your chances of attaining some.

However, this could actually hinder your chances, not boost them.

“Attempting to book tickets online using multiple browser tabs can confuse the ticket sales process and cause your transaction to fail,” Glastonbury Festival states.

“We strongly advise that you use just one browser tab when trying to book tickets, in order to avoid possible problems with your transaction.”

While it may be advised not to use more than one tab in a single browser, apparently using multiple browsers could be a wiser course of action.

Lucy Harden, a 26-year-old engineer from the Cotswolds, has been to Glastonbury Festival five years in a row since 2013 using this handy trick.”Keep one window and one tab open in each browser only i.e. you can have Chrome, Mozilla and Internet Explorer all open on one window and one tab only,” she says.

Plus, if you’re able to join the virtual See Tickets queue using multiple devices, then by all means give it a go to boost your chances of obtaining tickets.

Don’t stop refreshing

Continuing to refresh your browser could help you move further along the online queue.

“Make sure that you’ve logged on at least 10 minutes before the tickets go live and keep refreshing before the live time,” Harden says.

“You’ll be refreshing pretty constantly but don’t give up hope. You’ll find it will probably bump you out of the system lots and you will hate life but just keep going. It’ll be worth it.”

Remember that there’ll be thousands of people all over the world trying to buy tickets at the same time as you.

Good luck!