The Glastonbury Festival of Performing Arts registration window closes on Monday 3rd October 2016 so this weekend is your last chance to be in for a chance of gaining access to the world’s most eccentric and famous Summer Festival. Michael and Emily Eavis, the festival’s creators and curators, have stated that there will be a fallow year in 2018, meaning that the festival will take a year off in order to allow the site at Worthy Farm to recuperate.
In order to compete for tickets for next summer, hopeful festival goers are required to register with the Glastonbury Festival website with personal details including a photograph and postcode. This system was introduced a few years ago in order to make it impossible for tickets to be bought and sold at increased prices for profit. The deadline is at 12 noon on Monday 3rd October for registration, whilst general admission tickets are available to the public for sale at 9am 9th October 2016 BST.
Glastonbury is notorious for being incredibly difficult to buy tickets for, with hundreds of thousands of registered music fans storming the website on the morning tickets go on general sale. The website often crashes under the immense amount of traffic and tickets sell out every year in a short space of time with last year’s tickets vanishing in 30 minutes. The festival is proud to offer the 135,000 or so ticket holders a range of 3,000 acts across over 100 stages. Glastonbury Festival of Performing Arts attracts some of the most talented and established artists across the globe, with rumours already beginning to circulate concerning the Headline acts for next year. If you are looking to experience Glastonbury for the first time, or to refresh yourself after a few years off, don’t forget to register by Monday at noon.
The festival is also featured in an exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Glastonbury: Land and Legend is an immersive film and sound installation, which seeks to achieve a kaleidoscopic experience of epic and intimate moments from the festival’s enchanting history. It is running until the 26th February 2017 and is completely free of charge. The exhibition runs alongside the You Say You Want a Revolution? Rebels and Records 1966-1970 (also featuring Glastonbury Festival) which we covered here.
by Charles Bliss