With acts like The Who and Arctic Monkeys already – sort of – confirmed and a million blinding rumours abounding as to who will actually play Glastonbury this year, the question is – are you ready for ticket pre-sale registration?
Everyone planning on going to the revered festival of contemporary arts on 22, 23 and 24 June will have to register their information and supply a photograph, in a bid to ensure only genuine music fans get in beyond festival organiser Michael Eavis’ ‘super fence.’
Eavis says that this new way of battling touts is “a much fairer system”
“It means unscrupulous people won’t be able to sell their tickets on for a profit. The people who buy the tickets on April 1 will be the people who are actually coming to the festival,” Eavis said.
Better set the alarm clock, as registration begins at 8am tomorrow morning (February 1) online, by mail, and in-store at Millets branches.
Mail applications will need a passport photo attached and two 1st class stamps and should be sent to Glastonbury, PO BOX 2445, Glasgow, G40 9AG. All applications postmarked before February 28 will be accepted.
Branches of outdoor clothing firm Millets will also have registration forms available to collect and post back to the above address. Millets are also donating 10p to WaterAid for every form they distribute.
Be warned though, registration will not guarantee a ticket for the festival when they go on sale on April 1. Demand will be high.