Glastonbury Festival 2024 tickets: The best places to get tickets in London - how to buy

Some London boroughs are better than others when it comes to trying to get Glastonbury tickets. But which are the best locations?
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As anyone who has ever tried to purchase Glastonbury Festival tickets knows, the process is both hectic and fleeting, as millions of people vie for a few-hundred-thousand places. But one question many ardent festival-goers ask themselves is; does my location affect my chances? The short answer to that, is yes.

According to analysis by National Broadband, where you are logging on can have a huge impact on whether you will be heading to Worthy Farm next summer.

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For Londoners, there is some good news from the off, as National Broadband’s findings indicate the capital is top of the list in terms of regions when trying to get tickets, followed by Northern Ireland and the North East.

The broadband specialiser said this is due to London’s high median broadband speeds, which more than offset the high volume of people logging on in the city.

When it comes to specific locations, Dalrymple in Scotland took first place, followed by Weeton-With-Preese, while Ringway in the north-west came last.

Glastonbury Festival is on next year from June 26 to 30. Credit: Andy Buchanan/AFP via Getty Images.Glastonbury Festival is on next year from June 26 to 30. Credit: Andy Buchanan/AFP via Getty Images.
Glastonbury Festival is on next year from June 26 to 30. Credit: Andy Buchanan/AFP via Getty Images.

David Hennell, director at National Broadband, said: “Come June, Glastonbury is the place to be and for festival fans these findings are somewhat alarming.  

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“For Londoners, broadband speeds may not be an issue, but compared to the rest of the country they can expect congested networks. Much like a commute at rush hour, beating the traffic will be crucial to getting to the front of the queue and landing a Glastonbury ticket.  Using less congested 5G and 4G connectivity can be a great way to avoid busy and congested networks 

“This hugely popular and iconic event brings the importance of a fast and reliable internet connection into sharp focus. Decent internet is now an essential service for everything from banking and retail, being able to work effectively from home and stream TV to contacting friends and loved ones. But that’s not all, it’s also crucial for experiencing and planning entertainment.”

Despite having high network traffic, London comes top in National Broadband's analysis of the best regions to get Glastonbury tickets. Credit: National Broadband.Despite having high network traffic, London comes top in National Broadband's analysis of the best regions to get Glastonbury tickets. Credit: National Broadband.
Despite having high network traffic, London comes top in National Broadband's analysis of the best regions to get Glastonbury tickets. Credit: National Broadband.

While London scores highly overall, it is however unfortunately true that not all boroughs are created equally, and there is some divergence between your likely success in different areas.

So what are the best and worst boroughs to be in when trying for Glastonbury tickets this year?

The best London boroughs for Glastonbury tickets

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National Broadband’s analysis found the best places in London to try for Glastonbury tickets are:

  1. Bromley 

  2. Waltham Forest 

  3. Richmond 

  4. Enfield 

  5. Kingston Upon Thames 

The worst London boroughs for Glastonbury tickets

On the flip-side, National Broadband noted the three worst places in London are the boroughs of Lambeth, due to having the lowest median broadband speeds with high estimated network traffic, followed by Hackney and Tower Hamlets.

Islington and Camden also get a special mention, which despite having high network speeds, are also expected to suffer from the number of people trying to get tickets.

When are Glastonbury tickets being released, and how do I get them?

This year, the first batch of Glastonbury tickets, which include coach travel, are due to go on-sale at 6pm on Thursday, November 16. The main sale will then go-live on Sunday, November 19, from 9am.

Entry for next year’s Glastonbury has been upped to £355 plus a £5 booking fee, with tickets available exclusively at glastonbury.seetickets.com.

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