Glastonbury 2011 Ticket Info

Glastonbury Festival 2010 may have wrapped up just over two months ago but that doesn’t mean its too early to start making plans for next year.

The 2011 fest takes place June 22-26 at Worthy Farm in Pilton, United Kingdom. This will be the only Glastonbury fest until 2013 because 2012 “will be a fallow year.”

Festival organizers have announced that tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3. 

To deter scalpers, fans are required to register online with Glastonbury before purchasing tickets. Each ticket will feature the registered ticket holder’s photograph and will be non-transferable. Fans who have previously registered won’t have to register again.

Tickets cost £195 plus £5 booking fee and posting and packing ($249.85 plus $6.41 and P&P) but fans will only have to pay a £50 ($64) deposit in October to secure entry into the festival.

U.K. fans must then pay the balance on their tickets the first week of April 1. International fans must pay their balance between Feb. 25-March 3.

Glastonbury organizers explain that collecting deposits allows “people more time to save for their tickets, knowing that they have a secured booking. It will also help the Festival to reduce costs, allowing us to give more to our joint charities.”

Although the 2011 lineup won’t be announced for months and months, that doesn’t make a difference to Glastonbury fans. Last year tickets sold out in less than a day.

If fans decide not to attend the festival and pay their balance, their deposit will be refunded minus a minus a £10 ($12.81) administration fee. Those tickets will be put back on sale in April or May.

Glastonbury festival chief Michael Eavis is keeping his lips sealed about the 2011 lineup. Back in June he told NME he had already booked “three really good headliners” but that he’s “not telling you who” yet.

The 2010 fest featured performances from Muse, Stevie Wonder, Slash, Ray Davies, Shakira, Kylie Minogue, The Flaming Lips, Snoop Dogg, Vampire Weekend and Willie Nelson. Gorillaz filled in for U2 after the Irish band was forced to pull out of the fest thanks to Bono’s back injury.
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