Glastonbury 2013 registration re-opens
Plus Emily Eavis quashes Smiths rumours
Chris Eustace - 11 October 2012
The initial tickets for next year’s festival, thought to number around 140,000, sold out in record time, one hour 40 minutes, after going on sale last Sunday morning (7 October).
The resale of returned tickets is believed to be taking place in April 2013, and Virtual Festivals will have all the information you need nearer the time.
Registration is open now and free of charge, and can be done by heading to www.glastonburyregistration.co.uk and filling in your details and uploading a photo of yourself, which will be printed on the ticket. While you can buy multiple tickets, every would-be ticketholder will need to be registered individually.
If you have registered to buy tickets to the Festival before, you may well still be registered, as you now only need to do it once, and you can also now edit the details of your existing registration (for example if you need to change your address) on the site.
Glastonbury 2013 tickets are priced at £216 (£205, plus £5 booking fee per ticket and £6 postage & packing per order) each. Entry for children aged 12 and under will remain free.
Glastonbury Festival 2013 takes place on 26-30 June 2013 at Worthy Farm, Pilton.
Acts rumoured to be playing next year include The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Adele, Kasabian, Fleetwood Mac, Florence & The Machine, Bon Iver and Arctic Monkeys, while Metallica have spoken of their desire to play at the event.
In an interview in this week’s NME, co-organiser Emily Eavis refuted rumours that The Smiths would reform to play, saying: "There are no talks happening with The Smiths. It's good to rule these ones out because every year it's always the same ones rumoured."
She also revealed that the festival had not talked to Fleetwood Mac as yet, and that while hip-hop would feature as always, it was unlikely to provide one of next year’s headliners.
While the Dance Area is set to be renamed and “upgraded”, and some of the popular Shangri-La site shifted, Eavis also said that any secret gigs would be scaled-down affairs compared to the surprise sets of recent years, which have included Radiohead and Pulp on the Park Stage, due to crowd safety issues: "There'll be one or two surprises, but probably not on the same scale that there has been in the last couple of years, because it's been a bit dangerous in terms of health and safety. Radiohead was a total once-in-a-lifetime."