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How to improve your chances of getting your hands on popular tickets

Check out these top tips to improve your chances of getting the hottest tickets when they become available.

There’s nothing better than that feeling of getting a ticket to a big show or festival – and nothing worse than just missing out.

The important thing to know is how to improve your chances of getting those precious tickets when they go on sale. Here are our tips to help avoid disappointment. Notepads at the ready! Check out these top tips to improve your chances of getting tickets when they become available.


1. Create an account

If you don’t already have a Ticketmaster account, don’t wait for the morning tickets go on sale to create one. Go to Ticketmaster.co.uk now and get your account set up with all your correct billing and delivery information.

2. Open your account and log in now

If you already have an account, get the details out of the way before tickets are available by logging in and checking your Ticketmaster account ahead of time. We recommend checking passwords, delivery address and billing information now, to reduce any stress when processing your order later. Head to Ticketmaster.co.uk and log in to your account to get started.

3. Don’t refresh your screen

Stick to one window when you’re being pushed through the virtual queue and always resist the urge to refresh. Hitting the refresh button means you’ll lose your place in the queue and, as frustrating as it can get, patience is the only way to win this game. Ticketmaster is equipped with sophisticated systems that are designed to manage and process ticket purchases as quickly as possible. The queuing system that appears on your screen is actually doing something and will place you at the front of the line as soon as possible.

4. Check when tickets are available – even once they’re on sale

Keep up to date with news at Twitter. If anything changes regarding tickets for the show you’re after – anything at all – our social followers will be the first to know about it. We send real-time updates as the general sale happens, including any technical difficulties that might occur (remember there are a lot of fans out there) and alerts on when new tickets become available. When we have popular shows and tours going on sale, we try our very best behind the scenes to secure as many tickets for you as possible and here’s where you’ll know if we’ve been successful.

5. Don’t oversleep

Set an alarm for ticket day. Set two. And make sure you set it a good few minutes before the tickets actually go on sale. Missing out because you overslept is bad enough, but missing out because you forgot to charge your laptop is way worse…

Good luck!