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Glastonbury 2009

Discussion in 'festivals' started by beesonthewhatnow, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Yeah I know this is a tad early, but they've just announced a major change to the way tickets are on sale:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/somerset/7522221.stm
     
  2. zenie

    zenie >^^<

    Hmm I see ticket price has gone up too, but they don't say how much :(

    This might be the last year I get to go, unless I work. I'll prebook if it's not gonna be a massive headache doing it. :)
     
  3. tarannau

    tarannau Mongolian eyed

    Part of me just wishes they'd just choose a system and stick with it, rather than the committed having to jump through a slightly different set of hurdles each time.

    I don't think that slow sales will be an issue this time around for a start. And all this will do is lead to two rushes on tickets rather than one. On the sneaky side, they're like likely to pocket a few £10 deposits as well
     
  4. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Yeah, £165 would be my guess.
     
  5. pennimania

    pennimania still dre and drooling

    Oh god

    so I have to start the will I-won't I hand wringing now? :( :D
     
  6. zenie

    zenie >^^<

    Christ why can't they just go back to basics? :(

    I want to go next year though, booking holiday as soon as I buy a new wall chart! :D

    How long's the longest you can stay there as a punter? :)
     
  7. Tank Girl

    Tank Girl ........

    wednesday to monday I think.
     
  8. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    £165?

    I'd rather work it, I think.
     
  9. Voley

    Voley The Prebendary Of Wetwang

    Interesting article, that.

    I agree with what Michael Eavis says about there being more demand for 2009. It seems likely from what I've heard. I'm one of the many that feel they missed out this year.

    Glad to read this, too:

    I'm glad he's recognised that the lineup was a major factor in poor ticket sales this year. It might have been financial suicide not to.

    I'll be going next year, I think. I've not been for over 5 years.
     
  10. Sunray

    Sunray Its sunny somewhere.

  11. Ground Elder

    Ground Elder Well-Known Member

    I heard the rain was due to clear up a bit on the Friday, but with wet and windy weather coming in late Saturday afternoon. Any thoughts William?
     
  12. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    No, still not going to go.
     
  13. zenie

    zenie >^^<


    :D

    I think he's on his way tooooo......a festival!!! Would you believe it?! :eek::D
     
  14. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    That'll make me a definite yes then :)
     
  15. zenie

    zenie >^^<

    starting early


    can I get a lift with you? :D
     
  16. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    That'll confirm my definate no then.
     
  17. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    If you can replace a water pump in a Jeep :)
     
  18. zenie

    zenie >^^<

    Possibly know a man that can. :)
     
  19. Voley

    Voley The Prebendary Of Wetwang

    Don't ! He'll reply in all seriousness !!! :D
     
  20. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    Well... lots of people over on the (festival specific) forums have been asking about 'early bird' tickets. It maybe a different hurdle for the committed, but with any luck it'll be a little less fraught than the usual Sunday 9am drill.

    And (imo), if it does sell out quickly on the advance sale, then good on 'em. With any luck there'll be a few less theives if nothing else.
     
  21. Looby

    Looby Well-Known Member

    I'm really pissed off about this because we're well skint at the moment and will be for the next few months because of weddings, birthdays, MOTs etc. I haven't got a hundred fucking quid to put a fucking deposit down for 2 of us. FFS. :mad:
     
  22. Teaboy

    Teaboy Tryhard wannabe

    Thats shit :(

    I was just about to post to say I was pleased I can spread the cost.
     
  23. Looby

    Looby Well-Known Member

    I would be usually but £100 is quite a lot for us at the mo. I was going to save money from my payrise (if I ever get it) towards our tickets this year. At this rate I'll be getting Glastonbury deposit money for my 30th Birthday. :(
     
  24. Voley

    Voley The Prebendary Of Wetwang

    Oh no. According to Efestivals, the headliner's strongly rumoured to be Coldplay. :(

    Come back, Jay-Z, all is forgiven. :(
     
  25. baldrick

    baldrick ooooh timewarp

    another load of hoops to jump through then :hmm:

    tbh if I go at all next year i'll be stewarding. I really cannot be arsed with the faff and the expense it takes to go to glasto these days.
     
  26. tarannau

    tarannau Mongolian eyed

    Nobody really gives a shit about the headliners though, particularly given the bill details available when tickets go on sale. Or if they did, and Eavis really did want to attract all those new yoofs to the festival, the pyramid stage headliners would be very different indeed. Jay Z would be the least of the worries.
     
  27. El Jefe

    El Jefe .. the Rural Juror

    Isn't it actually quite a good idea, the deposit thing? I remember when Bloc weekend did this it was a blessing - we didn't have the money in one go, and it helped us spread the payment.

    So no fallow year yet then? Presumably that'll be 2010?
     
  28. jontz01

    jontz01 taking refuge in the loft

    I'm going to be working again, defo. It was the best one ever for me this year, Oxfam really made it happen...
    It was great being on site early and getting all your wandering done before it kicks off. You're ready to see a couple of bands by then...

    I don't mind them offering tickets up early, gives the really desperate ones (with cash spare) a chance to book and forget about the hassle - but totally agree that they should settle on a system and stick with it.
     
  29. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    Is this a real clash or just a jokey one? Being fairly socially incompetant it takes me a while to know who plays in the other end of the playground because of x - despite being on the board all day most days...

    I know TP and Zenie seem to get cross with each other. And Madzone got cross with someone. And Garf and the artist formerly known as Dubversion.

    [/wittering derail]
     
  30. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    Wtf, coldplay better not be headlining Glastonbury.
     

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