The 2010 Glastonbury Festival has put tickets on sale as of October 4th, giving festival-goers their first chance at getting access to the 40th anniversary of the mammoth festival.
Tickets are available for £185, which is £10 more than last year. Add the booking fee and postage and you're at £195.
They're using the usual ticket buying registration scheme to prevent ticket resellers from buying big blocks of tickets. The scheme lets buyers put down a deposit of £50, with the full balance due on February 28th.
"Yeah, we like [the deposit scheme]. It gives everyone a chance. And if they don't pay the balance, we give them £40 out of the £50 back. We just keep a tenner for costs."
"[The ticket price has gone up slightly this year], I'm afraid. I do try and hold it down, but the girls doing the budgeting are so thorough and so clever, and they said, "Look, the minimum rise we can get away with is ten quid more". It is a shame, because I really wanted to hold the price," said Michael Eavis when talking about the price of next year's tickets.
This will be no small Glasto though, as it is the 40 year anniversary of the first Glastonbury experience. As a result, they'll be expanding the non-music festivities, and trying to get the best acts that they can.
"People are very interested in this 40 year thing. Everywhere I go, people are asking about. The expectations are really high. So we have to deliver on that. We're trying to get the best headliners in the world."
They've already named the first band to its line up for next year: The John Vistic Experience of Bristol. They won the won the Rockstar 09 competition, a competition of 24 bands, with the winner gaining a spot at the 2010 Glastonbury Festival.