We can now firmly say that – Glastonbury is next year! Below we have summarised what we know about Glastonbury Festival 2019 so far…
2018 is here, which means ticket day for Glastonbury Festival 2019 is THIS YEAR!
In order to let the land and wildlife recover, 2018 is set to be a “fallow year” for the legendary Somerset festival, and although it may seem like it is set in the very distant future, Glasto-goers will soon start dusting off their wellies in preparation for Glastonbury Festival 2019.
When is Glastonbury 2019?
Glastonbury Festival 2019 is set to take place from Wednesday, June 26, through till Sunday, June 30, with Glasto-goers expected to leave the farm on Monday, July 1.
When will tickets be available?
General tickets usually go on sale on the first or second Sunday in October, in the year prior to the event. This means that ticket sale day for Glastonbury Festival 2019 will most likely be October 7, 2018, or October 14, 2018.
Everyone aged 13 or over for whom you intend to buy a ticket for will need to register well before ticket sale day, and this includes submitting a passport style photo. (Anyone 12 or under when gates open does not need a ticket and therefore need not register.)
It is important to keep in mind that Glastonbury is well known for its fast-selling recording breaking tickets sellouts every year, often selling out in under an hour.
Glastonbury Festival usually also sell coach tickets for the event at an extra cost, which include a return coach journey from a list of 70 UK destinations with National Express.
So revellers who prefer saving the hassle of finding the way to and from the festival while also being more environmentally friendly may like to consider the coach + ticket packages.
Looking back at the past few years, these tickets have gone on sale on the Thursday before the main ticket sale, so for the 2019 festival, the coach tickets will probably go on sale on October 4, 2018, or October 11, 2018.
Where will the festival take place?
The festival will take place, as always, in South West England at Worthy Farm between the small villages of Pilton and Pylle in Somerset, six miles east of Glastonbury, overlooked by the Glastonbury Tor in the “Vale of Avalon”.
At some point, there were some minor talks and speculation about Glastonbury 2019 moving to the famous Longleat estate, a 9,000 acre stately home estate in Wiltshire, for a one-off event, but eventually, talks of this broke down.
Who will be performing?
At the time of publishing, no acts have been officially confirmed to perform at Glastonbury Festival 2019.
If the past is any indication of the future – it is very unlikely that Glasto-goers will know any of the acts performing at the festival before tickets are sold, as, since Glastonbury 2009, tickets have gone on sale before any act has been confirmed.
However, back in July of 2017, Emily Eavis, festival organiser and daughter of festival founder Michael Eavis, has said that booking is already well underway for Glastonbury 2019 while taking to Metallica drummer and Glasto lover, Lars Ulrich, on his new Beats 1 radio show, It’s Electric!
She went on to reveal her top short list picks she would love to get to perform at Worthy Farm in the future – She said: “There’s a few people I would love to get, like Fleetwood Mac, Tom Waits, Kate Bush, there’s a lot of people that haven’t done it.”
“Obviously, it would be great if we could have Led Zeppelin for example, but I don’t think that will ever happen,” before adding that the organisers had wooed the late Prince. “We got close to Prince, which would have been amazing, we would have loved to have had Prince, but unfortunately that didn’t happen.” Said Eavis.
All that being said, Hacienda Classical have recently self-confirmed themselves to next years’ Glastonbury.
When will the line-up be revealed?
With May 25 being the earliest the line-up has ever been released since 2009, and June 17 being the latest, Glasto-goers should not hold their breath just yet.
If indeed there is some sort of pattern to it all, the end of May 2019 is most likely when the full line-up including detailed set times will drop.
That being said, the first line-up poster featuring the main mass of performers is usually released well before, and in recent years at least two of the Pyramid Stage headliners have been announced before the first poster was ever released.
Furthermore, Glastonbury Festival may unveil the name of one of the headliners towards late 2018, this has happened four times so far since 2009.
This is what we know about Glastonbury Festival 2019 so far, but be sure to watch this space as we keep you up to date with all the latest Glasto goods as they unfold.