How do I get a Glastonbury festival 2017 resale ticket?

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At last we know the line-up for Glastonbury festival 2017 and even though it sold out long before all the headliners were confirmed, there's still another chance to make it into the mud with the resale in April.

Fans wishing to see Ed Sheeran, Radiohead and the Foo Fighters making their triumphant returns to top the Pyramid Stage this summer will have a shot at a limited selection of refunded tickets.

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The festival has revealed huge list of acts to play alongside them, including Katy Perry, Stormzy and Biffy Clyro.

135,000 ticket sold out in just 50 minutes in 2016, but now the full line-up has been revealed millions of people will be clamouring to get a ticket for when it returns on June 21-25.

Registration for this ticket sale closed on October 3, so if you've successfully registered, read on...

Glastonbury festival 2017 ticket resale: Where can I book tickets?

Currently people who got lucky in the sale in October need to pay their final balance between Saturday 1 April - Sunday 7 April, the resale will probably take place shortly after that going by previous years.

The only place you can buy official Glastonbury 2017 tickets is glastonbury.seetickets.com. If any other site claims to be selling them, avoid them like a Sunday night portaloo.

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If you don't mind plodding there in a coach (no doubt packed to the rafters with crates of warm lager and 40-foot-long comedy flags), coach and ticket packages normally go on sale a few days earlier on the Thursday before the resale.

Festival goers are allowed to book up to six coach and ticket packages per transaction, and will have to pay for the full festival ticket (£238 + £5 booking fee) and price of the coach ticket.

A full list of the 28 locations you can get a return journey from and how much they cost is listed here.

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The real fun starts when standard weekend resale tickets go on sale at 9am on Sunday afterwards...

Glastonbury festival 2017 ticket resale: How much will I have to pay and what information do I need when booking tickets?

Customers are allowed to book up to six tickets per transaction, however in the resale each ticket requires a £50 deposit. The full price of a standard weekend ticket is £238 + £5 booking fee. That's a £10 increase on last year.

To book, you'll need the registration number you will have received from Glastonbury during sign-up and the postcode of each person. If you're planning to have all your friends try to get tickets at the same time to up your chances of getting through, make sure everyone has this vital information beforehand.

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Tickets are not held while you enter details, so every second counts during this stage to secure them. No pressure.

UK tickets can only be paid for by debit card, while international transactions can only be bought by Visa credit card or MasterCard credit card.

Registration is now closed for the first ticket sale on Sunday, but will re-open when it has finished.

Glastonbury festival 2017 ticket resale: How difficult is it to get through to the booking page and are there any tips to ensure success?

We're not going to lie to you: It's highly likely you're going to be on a holding page for a length of time that will make you want to karate kick your own computer.

The page load will lag, it'll forever tell you you're in a queue, and then you'll start to see people tweeting that they've successfully got through. At which point thoughts involving Michael Eavis and a chainsaw may enter your head. Breathe.

While there are no guaranteed ways to get you through to the booking page (seriously, we've tried every trick in the book), there are a few tech tips to make sure you have a decent chance.

Firstly, keep it to a single tab. It's so tempting to hit refresh on multiple pages, but you only have 10 minutes as soon as one page loads. Don't risk having 15 tabs open and missing the one that does get through.

As for your web browser, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome have routinely been bigged up as the fastest software to surf the web with. It definitely won't hurt to have a reliably speedy browser installed in the race for tickets.

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Fed up of refreshing your browser manually? Then install an auto refresh plugin ahead of time. Easy Auto Refresh for Google Chrome, for example, lets you determine how frequently you'd like the page to reload.

Just keep an eye on it though - you don't want it to refresh and take you away from the booking page when you finally get through. Just hit the big Stop button when that glorious booking screen appears, to avoid a further refresh spelling disaster.

There's also a new iOS app which could help you get to the purchasing page quicker. It's called The Refreshinator, and it basically refreshes the ticket holding page continuously until you've gotten through. Once you have it sounds an alarm, so you don't need to keep looking at it. Fab. It's available to download now for £1.49 on the App Store.

If I don't get a ticket in the Glastonbury festival 2017 resale, is it game over?

2 million people tried to buy 135,000 tickets last year, so there are going to be plenty of disappointed people come 9.30am on the Sunday morning. We rounded up how to get into Glastonbury festival after the tickets sell out, but otherwise you'll need to start saving up for next time.And you might have some time to wait, Glastonbury is taking a fallow year in 2018 in order to rest the land, but it will be replaced with The Glastonbury Festival Team presents... the Variety Bazaar in 2019. That'll be take place elsewhere, but it seems the Eavis clan is keen to make this separate from the classic Glasto experience.

That'll give you enough time to save up and replace the computer you've just thrown across the room. Finally, you could always volunteer as an Oxfam steward

What's more, Oxfam has a steward scheme that allows you to attend the festival, get the money back for your ticket, and help do your bit for charity.However there is currently a waiting list to be accepted as a steward, you'll need to pay £240 upfront for your ticket and you'll need to cancel by May 11 if anything changes.

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Successful applicants will be required to complete three shifts of 8.25 hours each over the course of the festival, meaning there will be plenty of time to also check out Glastonbury's extensive music offering.

There are plenty more jobs available too from Festaff volunteering and recyclers/litter pickers, to tent stewards and campsite wardens. A full list of roles and how you can apply for them are outlined here.

But you're going to get tickets. Think positive. Good luck!

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