Glastonbury 2024 tickets go on sale tonight at 6pm: ready, set, go! (Picture: Metro.co.uk)
The time has come: the first round of Glastonbury 2024 tickets go on sale today, which can only mean one thing: people up and down the country are about to start screaming at their Wi-Fi boxes.
Hundreds of thousands of people will be heading online to try and get their mitts on tickets come 6pm and below are five things you should avoid at all costs if you want to increase your chances of snagging one of the most coveted festival tickets in the world.
Those who have registered can expect to cough up £355 for a ticket (plus a £5 booking fee for standard tickets alongside a £75 deposit) which may seem like a hefty amount, but considering everyone from Lionel Richie and Dolly Parton to Harry Styles and Taylor Swift are rumoured to be playing, many would argue tickets are worthy of the price tag.
So, what five things should you absolutely *not* be doing? Find out below.
No, no and no again. No matter what you might have heard, triple tabbing is a bad idea.
The first round of Glastonbury 2024 tickets go on sale today (Picture: Getty)
According to the experts at broadband provider Community Fibre, who provided these handy tips, trying to whizz through the queue by opening multiple browser tabs can stall the process completely.
You see, by opening multiple tabs you’re actually confusing the ticket sale process and even if you do make it all the way through to the purchasing stage, the transaction could fail.
One tab open at all times, people!
Multiple device mayhem
Multiple devices using the same Wi-Fi router is bad news.
By connecting more than one device to a router, the traffic ends up weakening the connection meaning you’ll be so far back in the ticket queue you’ll likely never even make it to the purchase stage.
Hundreds of thousands of people will be heading online to try and get their mitts on Glasto tickets come 6pm (Picture: Felix Kunze/Redferns)
‘Have you tried turning it off and on again?’
Spoiler alert: do not do this. Restarting your router means a loss in connection, which could mean you’re restarting the entire ticket-buying process and may well find yourself right at the back of the queue when your router comes back to life.
Ain’t no shelving high enough
Perhaps the slickest but most simple piece of advice involves your router’s position.
According to Community Fibre, if you follow these tips, you’ll be ‘dancing up front at the Pyramid Stage in no time’ (Picture: Jim Dyson/Redferns)
The higher up you place it, the better, so whack it on the highest shelf your home has on offer.
It’s also worth making sure your Wi-Fi router is in a room with few metal objects (wild, right?) and no other gadgets, because these can restrict your broadband connection.
Everyone from Lionel Richie and Dolly Parton to Harry Styles and Taylor Swift are rumoured to be playing (Picture: Getty)
Can you still register for Glastonbury 2024 tickets?
Registration has now temporarily closed ahead of the November ticket sale, but will re-open when the second ticket sale ends in April.
Anyone hoping to get their hands on a ticket will still need to register as only people with a unique ID number can buy tickets.
Anyone who registered for Glasto after 2020 is advised to review their registration before further ticket sales.
Turn it off
No, not your router. Keep that on. But turn off all other gadgets: phones, laptops, the Xbox or TV. These can guzzle up connections in the background.
According to Community Fibre, if you follow these tips, you’ll be ‘dancing up front at the Pyramid Stage in no time’.
See you soon, Glasto!
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Glasto 2024 tickets go on sale tonight.