Music fans must upload a recent photo of themselves to secure tickets for Glastonbury 2019 as organisers announced new measures to beat the touts.
After taking the summer off in 2018, Glastonbury will return in 2019 with ticket details released on Monday. Tickets with coach passes are to go on sale on Thursday, October 4, with the rest available from October 7. Kylie Minogue will reportedly be one of the headliners at the event, which will take place from June 26-30.
Standard weekend tickets are priced at £248 each, plus a £5 booking fee, which is a £10 increase per ticket from 2017.
The only place to buy tickets is via Glastonbury’s platform on See Tickets. The festival is aiming to combat touts by asking festival-goers to register before buying. Fans who have already registered will need to update their entry to include a photo taken within the last two years.
People may book up to six tickets per transaction by paying a deposit of £50 per person when tickets go on sale.
Organisers warned the public that trying to beat technology could hinder their attempts to secure tickets.
“Attempting to book tickets online using multiple browser tabs can confuse the ticket sales process and cause your transaction to fail,” they said. “We strongly advise that you use just one browser tab when trying to book tickets, in order to avoid possible problems with your transaction.”
Two years ago Glastonbury organisers urged fans not to use automatic page-refreshing apps such as Refreshinator to secure tickets.
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