First details emerge for Glastonbury
By Western Daily Press | Wednesday, September 05, 2012, 09:00
AT WORTHY FARM
Emily Eavis relaxing in the garden at Worthy Farm in Pilton, home of the world-famous Glastonbury Festival
This year's festival season may be over by the countdown to the return Glastonbury Festival begins today.
After a year off, the first details of the 2013 festival are announced today, exclusively in the Western Daily Press .
Tickets for next year's event will go on sale at 9am on Sunday, October 7, costing £205 – an increase of just £10 since 2011.
Co-organiser Emily Eavis said: "We try to keep the ticket price as low as possible. We feel quite strongly about that."
To buy a ticket, everyone must be registered and registration closes on September 30, 2012, until after the October sale. Emily added: "We wish people luck. We have put everything in place to work the best way it can. The system has worked really well over the last couple of years and on October 7 there will be a continual live update page online."
The festival attracts all generations and Emily, who with her father Michael, runs the legendary event is excited about next year but says having a fallow year is vital for keeping the energy topped up as well as being good for its home, Worthy Farm.
"I think it is really important to have a break. It's one of Michael's best-ever decisions. Having a break makes everyone energised for it and builds the expectation for it," she says.
On October 7 would-be festival goers will be able to book up to eight tickets per transaction by paying a £50 deposit. The balance will need to be paid in April.
Every one aged 13 or over who intends to buy a ticket must have their own valid registration number.
Tickets which cost £205 plus £5 booking fee and £6 P&P can be bought either online at www.seetickets.com/g2013 or on the booking line: 0844 412 4635. Registration is via www.glastonburyregistration.co.uk and information on tickets is at www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk
But in the meantime – the Eavis' family is getting ready for Pilton Party which takes place at Worthy Farm in Pilton on Friday.
Headlining will be The Vaccines and Professor Green at the event which raises tens of thousands for the village.
Tickets can only be bought in advance by calling at the site office at Worthy Farm on weekdays between 10am and 6pm and can be pre-ordered and paying by credit/debit card by calling 01749 890470. Each ticket costs £25.
Read the full interview with Emily in Saturday's West Country Life to find out the latest news on the headline acts.