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2013 Glastonbury Festival tickets: Prices and details announced

By journalwells  |  Posted: September 05, 2012

Ticket prices have been announced for the 2013 Glastonbury Festival

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Glastonbury guru Michael Eavis has announced the details for next year’s festival tickets.

The event will return from its one-year hiatus with tickets priced at £205 – a rise of £10 over the 2011 ticket prices.

There will be additional fees for car park and camper van passes, as well as ticket protection.

The annual online scramble for tickets will begin on October 7, although punters must have registered with the festival first.

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The registration period ends on September 30.

Mr Eavis said he had tried to keep the ticket price the same as last year, but rising land rent and high  diesel prices meant this had not been possible.

“I tried my very best, but the finance lady said that it couldn’t be done,” he said.

“It’s only gone up by £10 – so it’s less than the rate of inflation, at least.”

Customers can chose to pay the full price of the ticket, or a £50 deposit with the remaining balance paid in April.

Up to eight tickets can be bought in a single transaction, as long as you have the registration details of the people you want to buy for.

All payments must be by debit card.

As always, local tickets will be on sale later in the year, although festival organisers recommend trying your luck when the national rush for tickets takes place in October.

“Basically, local people get three chances to buy tickets,” said Beth Greenwards from the festival.

“They can buy them when they go on national sale, try again in the local sale, and then there is the resale that takes place later.

“We make sure local residents get three bites of the cherry, instead of the two given to everyone else.”

Avon and Somerset Police have made no objection to the transfer of the Glastonbury Festival licence from Melvin Benn and Festival Republic to a new team from Festival Republic’s parent company Live Nation.

This means  there are no grounds for Mendip District Council to require a fresh licence application for the festival.

To register, visit www.glastonburyregistration.co.uk.

Click here for further 2013 Glastonbury Festival ticket information, including details on the registration process.

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  • sunny_bath  |  September 07 2012, 7:54PM

    OK, I think I understand now. It sounds like you prefer a festival that's a little more 'focussed' on the strip of the musical spectrum to which you're locked into. That's fair enough but the festival's full name, "Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts", really should have given you a clue that it's not for you.

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  • joning  |  September 07 2012, 3:00PM

    So, Saxondale, you only want to go to a festival that's playing only the bands you like? Just sit on your back garden with your U2 (one of the worst bands of all time) cd and get pi$$ed on your own then. You sound like such a throw-back old bore I'm shocked anyone would actually want to go to a festival with you.

  • Pebbles23  |  September 07 2012, 1:21PM

    Bertie, I was attracted ( as everyone else was ) to the reading and IoW ( and Knebworth btw , 1990 was a classic year) festivals by the astonishing list of the top bands playing there. Similarly, looking at the Glastonbury 'festival', with the exception of U2, I wouldn't cross the street to suffer the rubbish on offer. No wonder Floyd never played there, they'd have been too embarrassed. On the subject of embarrassment, don't you feel just a little strange as an old bloke shuffling your feet to the gangsta rap krap? Some people have no standards or are just too thick to realise when they're being laughed at. Then we move on to the other "attractions" as listed by "sunny bath", I'm only surprised that Damien Hirst isn't on the list but you never know, there's time yet. Whoopee.

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  • BerttheBlue  |  September 07 2012, 1:01PM

    Pebbles, how do I start to understand and more to the point take seriously the obverse opinion of someone who hasn't even been to the festival, and makes a judgment from his own living room ? You cant qualify to comment on an occasion you have never witnessed first hand in an accurate manner, a child of 8 could understand that concept but you clearly can't.

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  • geraint2010  |  September 07 2012, 11:18AM

    Way of the world I guess. Even little Ashleworth Show had the audacity to charge an entrance fee this year - £7 for a family of 5 and for what? And that's even before you started spending your money! Not to worry - tomorrow's Newent Onion Fair promises to be a great day out as always and it is FREE!

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  • Bob_Flaps  |  September 07 2012, 10:06AM

    Glastonbury is SO last year, I'm going to St Pauls next year. It's the coolest place on earth apparently.

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  • sunny_bath  |  September 07 2012, 7:57AM

    OK Pebbles23, describe the components of your ideal festival? I think we've got a good idea of what you don't like but, personally, I'm struggling to see what's left!

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  • Pebbles23  |  September 07 2012, 1:08AM

    theatre, poetry, political speakers, cabaret, art installations, dance and fire shows. The effort that goes into the themed night-time areas is mind-blowing, last year's festival saw a London tower block with crashed tube train , a New York street , a pre-apocalyptic dystopian city and the indescribable Arcadia " I think I'd rather stick pins in my eyes.

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  • sunny_bath  |  September 06 2012, 11:04PM

    I don't pretend to be anything like the Glastonbury expert that Pebbles23 is, after all I've only been to the 1998 festival and then from 2003 onward. However, my experience doesn't match Pebbles23's description at all. T here are around 70 separate venues featuring music at the festival (from tea shops up to the ~100,000 person capacity pyramid field) with pretty much the whole musical spectrum represented in there somewhere whether that be African, bluegrass, electronica, folk, classical, disco, opera, klezmer, dubstep, country and western, techno, ska, gypsy jazz or, heaven forbid, pop. Then there's the non-musical entertainment with theatre, poetry, political speakers, cabaret, art installations, dance and fire shows. The effort that goes into the themed night-time areas is mind-blowing, last year's festival saw a London tower block with crashed tube train ( http://tinyurl.com/9tt29jo ), a New York street ( http://tinyurl.com/9tt29jo/the-nyc-downlow ), a pre-apocalyptic dystopian city ( http://tinyurl.com/8nezxm4 ) and the indescribable Arcadia ( http://tinyurl.com/lr6wr9 ). Then there are the people; all ages, nationalities and parts of society are there, all determined to have a great time whatever the weather might throw at them. I think it's reasonable to say that if you're bored of Glastonbury then you're bored of life. I won't deny it's hard work; it's a huge site with far too much see and I always leave in a state of exhaustion needing a good rest! You really can't judge it from what you read in the press or watch on TV, you need to try it for yourself but I fear you've already closed your mind on this matter...

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  • Pebbles23  |  September 06 2012, 5:59PM

    Bertie, I'm amazed that you haven't been to Oz because you encapsulate my observations of Canberra really quite well, other than that the proportion who wear the corked hats is a little bit less and that VB and Tooheys are the preferred tipples. Redback and Huntsman spiders together with the lethal Brown snake are really quite commonplace, don't get me started on Sydney. You do however have a problem understanding the written word and accepting the obverse opinion to your own which put simply is tha Glastonbury, by comparison to the really great festivals, is garbage. I have no need to blow a couple of hundred to confirm that view, just as I don't need to go to the Kalahari to make sandcastles. I didn't say that the 70's festivals were drug free, far from it. The issue on that subject is that back then the production of 'recreational' drugs was more precise and far from dodgy resulting in much less dangerous products. You are however fully entitled to your opinion of what constitutes music, no matter how misguided that opinion may be. Suffice to say that in 10 years time 99% of the performers at Glastonbury will have sunk into justified obscurity and forgotten like a bad smell. That you've even heard of Hendrix proves the point. I wonder if Fat Boy Slim and all of the other talentless clowns will be so revered 40 years after they shrug off this mortal coil. I don't think so somehow. Well done for proof-reading your latest 'contribution' although I'm a little unsure as to what "dieases" might be. 9/10 for effort.

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