Just to clarify about ticket sales for 2015 (and by implication 2016).
We sell tickets on one basis only – chronological, first come first served. No other conditions are applied.
We received a number of requests this year for people or their friends to be given a ticket, even though the event was sold out and a waiting list in place. In every case the request was refused as it wouldn’t have been fair on people who were trying to get places through the proper channels. We offered those requesters the chance to go on the waiting list, but this was rarely taken up. As it turned out, and much to our surprise, we were able to offer everyone on the waiting list a ticket, albeit at short notice.