There was some great information on the Telegraph Website last week about this. But here is our take on it:
1) Register, register, register
Ooops too late: we mentioned that here.
2) Be prepared
Make sure you and all of your friends share registration details with each other. If one of you gets through to the buying stage, you can purchase up to six tickets if you have access to the registration codes and personal details of the people you are buying for. Be prepared – tickets are not held while you enter your details and you do not want either to lose your tickets trying to find crucial information or for the webpage to time out before you have bought your tickets.
It might be good to be in the same room as your friends at the same time, but make sure you have a good internet connection and actually print out the registration details for each person, so there is no fiddling about trying to find old emails or saved Word documents.
3) Stick to one internet tab
It is tempting to open numerous tabs and frantically refresh them all but you are better off focussing on one tab, so you can concentrate on entering your details without confusing your browser. The official Glastonbury ticket site says: “Access to the booking page is limited to 10 minutes from the point you enter your registration details, so if you have lots of tabs refreshing the same page, the clock will start as soon as the first one of those tabs hits the site, which may have been a window you weren’t keeping an eye on.”
You can of course use multiple browsers: Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer for example. Multiple computers and phones might help too. But make sure you have a good connection and connect in different ways: ethernet, wireless and 3G.
3) Be patient
Plenty of people will give up if they are not immediately successful. It pays to stick around – tickets are still sold long after the initial rush.
Just make sure you have been to the toilet, aren’t hungry and have something to drink – you have about an hour to concentrate, you don’t want any distractions!
4) Look at all options
A coach trip to and from Worthy Farm probably will be as miserable as it sounds but you have to weigh up how much you want to experience Glastonbury. Try and buy one of the coach and ticket packages on Wednesday October 1 and if you fail, you have another chance on Sunday October 5. You know it makes sense, however grim it sounds.
This is probably sensibible, but it’s too late now and hey – we want you to hire a campervan for Glastonbury!
5) Don’t forget the re-sale
If you are one of the unlucky ones who doesn’t get a ticket, don’t give up hope. There is a re-sale of cancelled tickets in early 2015 and only registered users are eligible.
Yes that is true, if you have already asked for a motorhome hire quote for Glastonbury we will remind you about this next year.
6) Buying a ticket is not the only way
There are plenty of other ways to gain access to the site, the most obvious of which is to work. There are numerous charities which offer free admission to the festival in return for eight hours work a day. It sounds a lot but no one sleeps at Glastonbury so it leaves you 16 hours to enjoy the music.
This absolutely true, working in the bars or as a litter picker is a way to enjoy most of the festival without it costing you anything.
So good luck, the tickets go on sale at 9am tomorrow morning, so if you are going out tonight, make sure you get some sleep because you need to be on the ball at 9am in the morning