Glastonbury 2024 As It Happens – news, highlights, info and more
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Glastonbury 2024 As It Happens – news, highlights, info and more

Stay up to date with all the latest Glastonbury Festival goodness in real time, or catch up in hindsight

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Pyramid Stage Sunset at Worthy Farm
Pyramid Stage Sunset at Worthy Farm • Credit: Jack B
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Welcome to our Glastonbury 2024 Live Blog! This page is where you’ll be able to keep track of all the latest updates, highlights, breaking news and information in the build-up and countdown to the next edition of Glastonbury Festival – as well as go back in time and catch up on everything you’ve missed in the form of easily digestible bulletin-sized bits.

Those of you who have been following our live blogs throughout the years will be happy to hear that this section has recently seen an upgrade and now features an auto-updating element along with a sleek new design, keeping it an accessible and fun place to explore everything Glastonbury Festival at your own pace.

3 months ago01 April 2024

💸 You snooze you lose!

If you’ve paid a deposit for Glastonbury 2024 tickets, your balance payment of £280 + £5 booking fee per ticket is due between 09:00 on Monday 1st April and 23:59 on Sunday 7th April 2024 – DO NOT FORGET!

Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to both the Glastonbury 2024 Ticket Balance Payment Window, as well as the upcoming Ticket Resales.

3 months ago28 March 2024

💚 Charity Parity

Glastonbury 2024 charity prize draw campaign total reaches £1.2 million – with 33,606 supporters helping the appeal raise an incredible £639,720 in just 26 days… Read the full story.

3 months ago19 March 2024

🎟 Win tickets w/ Barbour x Oxfam

Barbour in partnership with Oxfam is giving fans the chance to win a one-of-a-kind Barbour Re-Loved jacket and bucket hat plus two tickets to Glastonbury 2024. All you need to do to be in with a winning chance is simply head over to Barbour’s competition page and correctly answer the question “How many years ago was the British brand Barbour founded?” prior to entering your details, before 11:59pm on Monday 15th April 2024… Read the full story here, or view our updated list of all the competitions to win Glastonbury 2024 tickets here.

Barbour x Oxfam Jacket.
Barbour x Oxfam Jacket (2024) • Credit: Crowdfunder
3 months ago14 March 2024

🏋️ Park Stage pump

Fitness coach Joe Wicks has confirmed he’ll be conducting a workout on the Park Stage (at around “10am”) at this year’s Festival. The revelation came while guesting on Shaun Keaveny’s Daily Grind podcast (14th March), who likewise also confirmed he’ll be doing a show at the Park’s Crows Nest. You can listen to the full interview in the link below – with Glastonbury-talk starting 28 minutes in.

3 months ago14 March 2024

🚨 Praise the poster!

Glastonbury has finally revealed its first line-up poster for the 2024 edition of the festival, in it confirming headliners Dua Lipa, Coldplay and SZA will be taking to the iconic Pyramid Stage on Friday the 28th, Saturday the 29th, and Sunday the 30th of June, respectively. Shania Twain, meanwhile, will play the Sunday afternoon tea-time Legends slot – which by many, has come to be seen as the fourth headliner slot of the event… Read the full story.

Glastonbury 2024 first announcement line-up poster, designed by Stanley Donwood.
Glastonbury 2024 first announcement line-up poster, designed by Stanley Donwood • Credit: Glastonbury Festival
4 months ago04 March 2024

🎟 Win tickets w/ Brothers Cider

Brothers Cider have been confirmed as the “Official Cider for Glastonbury 2024”, and to celebrate the announcement, they are giving away tickets to this year’s sold-out event. Accompanying the official statement, the cider company revealed that they are offering fans the chance to win 1 of 10 pairs of General Admission tickets to this year’s event – along with over 300 festival-related prizes to be won… Read the full story.

Brothers Cider with Michael Eavis, 2024.
Brothers Cider and Michael Eavis (2024) • Credit: Glastonbury Festival
4 months ago01 March 2024

🎟 Win tickets w/ Crowdfunder

Glastonbury Festival is giving away free tickets to this year’s event in support of people affected by conflict. Announcing the news via social media (1st March), organisers said the raffle – which gives fans the opportunity to win one of twenty pairs of tickets to this year’s festival – will help raise money for charities affected by war and conflict… Read the full story here, or view our updated list of all the competitions to win Glastonbury 2024 tickets here.

Human Peace Sign at Glastonbury Festival 2023.
Human Peace Sign (2023) • Credit: Matt Cardy
5 months ago23 January 2024

🎤 2024 ETC Announced

Glastonbury Festival has announced the return of its Emerging Talent Competition for 2024 – The competition – which is once again supported by PRS for Music and the PRS Foundation – gives new UK and Ireland-based acts of any musical genre the chance to compete for a slot on one of the main stages at this year’s Festival… Read the full story.

Glastonbury's 2024 Emerging Talent Competition logo.
Emerging Talent Competition (2024) • Credit: Glastonbury Festival
5 months ago14 January 2024

⚠️ Beware of the “bogus”!

Glastonbury Festival have issued a warning about “bogus” ticket sellers and touts ahead of the upcoming 2024 re-sale. In a new statement shared to social media over the weekend (14th January), Festival organisers warned buyers to not fall victim to scams and reminded all potential buyers that tickets for this year’s event are sold out… Read the full story.

6 months ago29 December 2023

👑 Arise, Sir Michael!

Glastonbury Festival Founder Michael Eavis To Receive A Knighthood! Listed under his full name, Athelstan Joseph Michael Eavis, the 88-year-old legend, who transformed the Somerset event into one of the most widely celebrated music festivals in the world, has been recognised for services to music and charity – after previously already being awarded a CBE in 2007… Read the full story.

Michael Eavis at Worth Farm.
Michael Eavis (2016) • Credit: Bolder
6 months ago21 December 2023

🗯 Cher shares Legends Slot liking

The Goddess of Pop has expressed an interest in playing the coveted Sunday Legends slot at Glastonbury Festival – Speaking to BBC Radio 2’s Rylan Clark (20th December) to promote her new Christmas album, Cher said she would “like to” perform at the festival one day, after Clark asked about the ongoing rumours and the possibility of seeing her take on that Legends slot at Glastonbury… Read the full story.

Cher peromfing at London's O2 in 2019.
Cher (2019) • Credit: Raph Pour-Hashemi
6 months ago18 December 2023

👏 Council praise Glasto galore

The legendary festival has been given both praise for a “very well-run” festival in 2023, as well as a series of recommendations for next year’s edition by council officers on how it may improve ahead of the upcoming event. More toilets, better crowd control and clearer allergen information are some of the improvement advice given by Somerset Council’s head of regulatory services… Read the full story.

6 months ago15 December 2023

🐰 Rabbit Hole run-away

One of the most beloved secret venues at Glastonbury has announced it will not be back for the 2024 edition of the Festival – posting on Facebook: “Citizens of Wonderland! It has indeed been a wonderful dream! It is with gladness in our hearts and love for all of you, that we announce that the Rabbit Hole is disappearing into the ether and will not be at Glastonbury 2024. All great things come to an end and yet the end of one thing is but the beginning of another! What dreams may come!”… Read the full story.

7 months ago29 November 2023

 🥉 Worthy Farm Cheddar champion

Worthy Farm Reserve Cheddar – made from milk from the Worthy Farm herd and created at the home of Glastonbury Festival – has won medals at both The International Cheese Awards & The Global Cheese Awards… Read the full story.

Worthy Farm Cheddar wins International Cheese Awards - Glastonbury Festival.
Worthy Farm Cheddar (2023) • Credit: Glastonbury Festival
7 months ago24 November 2023

🚫 Girls Aloud no go

Appearing on the One Show (24th November), the girl group confirmed they “can’t do it [Glastonbury]” because of their tour dates and that they “haven’t been asked” – while adding that it’s something that they would all “love to do”… Read the full story.

Girls Aloud performing in Manchester on their Out of Control Tour, 2009.
Girls Aloud (2009) • Credit: XL XR2
7 months ago19 November 2023

🎟 General tickets sell out in less than an hour

Standard tickets to Glastonbury Festival 2024 have sold out in 57 minutes, organisers have confirmed. The second batch of tickets for the festival, taking place at Worthy Farm in Somerset, were all bought after being made available at 9am on Sunday… Read the full story.

7 months ago16 November 2023

🚌 Coach tickets sell out within 25 minutes

The first chance to buy tickets to the 2024 edition of Glastonbury Festival in the form of tickets plus coach travel packages sells out in just 25 minutes after going on sale at 6pm… Read the full story.

8 months ago08 November 2023

🗯 Duran Duran eyeing Pyramid

Lead singer Simon Le Bon has said that the band would “love” to play Glastonbury Festival with Nile Rogers and Mark Ronson as the band’s special guests, despite stating recently that he has “always refused” to go to the festival… Read the full story.

Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon performing at The O2 in 2023.
Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon (2023) • Credit: Raph Pour-Hashemi
8 months ago07 November 2023

🎟 Win tickets w/ Co-op

As part of launching its very own Worthy Farm Reserve Cheddar cheese back in 2021 which followed a multitude of opportunities to gain tickets to the world-famous Festival, Glastonbury in collaboration with Co-op and Worthy Farm Reserve Cheddar, are once again giving members the chance to win one of ten pairs of tickets to its upcoming event in 2024… Read the full story here, or view our updated list of all the competitions to win Glastonbury 2024 tickets here.

Worthy Farm Cheddar (2023) • Credit: Glastonbury Festival
8 months ago05 November 2023

📢 Emily Eavis Quells the Claims

The Daily Mail claimed to have “confirmed” all three headliners for Glasto 2024 in Madonna, Dua Lipa, and Coldplay – However, festival organiser Emily Eavis has debunked these reports as being “untrue”, while adding on Instagram that official headliner news will be revealed “in the New Year”… Read the full story.

8 months ago02 November 2023

🚨 Ticket sales pushed back by two weeks

As announced back in September, Coach Plus Ticket packages were all set to go on sale at 6pm GMT tonight (2nd November), ahead of General Admission tickets at 9am GMT on Sunday (5th November). However, taking to social media this afternoon (2nd November) organisers confirmed that both sales have been delayed by two weeks, explaining that “this is to ensure that everyone who would like to buy a ticket is registered and therefore eligible to purchase one.”

Coach Plus Ticket packages will now instead be available from 6pm GMT on Thursday, 16th of November, while General Admission tickets will go up for grabs at 9am GMT on Sunday, 19th of November.

8 months ago26 October 2023

📢 Female artist booked for ‘Legends Slot’

Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis revealed that a major female artist has been booked for the event’s famous Sunday tea-time “legend slot” at the 2024 festival. While appearing on the BBC podcast Sidetracked, Eavis also told hosts Annie Macmanus and Nick Grimshaw that the line-up for the five-day event in June is still “a little up in the air” but added that she hopes there will be two female headliners.

Listen to the full interview via the link below, or read the full story here.

8 months ago19 October 2023

🚫 Liam Gallagher “not playing” Glasto ’24

Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has ruled himself out of playing the 2024 edition of Glastonbury Festival – in response to a question posed to him on social media… Read the full story.

Liam Gallagher playing Vieilles Charrues Festival in 2018.
Liam Gallagher (2018) • Credit: Thesupermat
8 months ago17 October 2023

🗯 Ronnie Wood would ‘love to’ play Glastonbury again

The 76-year-old legendry guitarist told NME he wants to do it again, adding that “it’s a must”, while in the same breath, describing how “it’s not out of the question” that he could even return with his other band Faces – which also features singer Rod Stewart and Kenney Jones, former drummer with The Who… Read the full story.

The Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood playing London in 2018.
The Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood (2018) • Credit: Raph Pour-Hashemi
8 months ago15 October 2023

💬 Madame Madonna rumour ramp-up

Some fans believe that Glastonbury Festival co-organiser Emily Eavis has hinted that Madonna will headline next year’s event at Worthy Farm after sharing a photo to her Instagram account from Madonna’s ‘The Celebration Tour‘, which opened at London’s The O2… Read the full story.

Madonna playing at The O2, London in 2023.
Madonna (2023) • Credit: Raph Pour-Hashemi
9 months ago29 September 2023

🚨 Glastonbury 2024 sale details confirmed

Festival organisers announce that coach + ticket packages are set to go on sale from 6pm on Thursday, 2nd November 2023, followed by standard tickets from 9am on Sunday, 5th November 2023.

Additionally, it has been confirmed that tickets will cost £355 plus a £5 booking fee (which is a £20 hike from the 2023 price of £335 plus a £5 booking fee), and of which a £75 deposit (plus coach fare if booking a ticket including coach travel options) is payable when booking in November – with the balance payable in the first week of April 2024… Read the full story.

9 months ago22 September 2023

🗓 Emily Eavis reveals sale date!

In response to a question on Instagram, Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis confirms “Nov 5th” [2023] as the ticket sale date for the 2024 Festival.

10 months ago17 August 2023

📢 Important registration information!

Glastonbury officials notify would-be Glasto-goers that those who registered for Glastonbury before 2020 and intend to buy tickets for the 2024 Festival (or in future years) will need to confirm their registration details no later than Saturday, 30 September 2023, or it will be deleted… Read the full story.

11 months ago04 August 2023

🎉 Let’s (Pilton) Party!

The 2023 Glastonbury Festival ‘thank you’ fundraising gig for villagers, workers & local people – also known as, ‘Pilton Party’ – has been confirmed to feature The Streets and Arlo Parks, with tickets going on sale in person on Saturday, 5th Aug 2023, from the old Festival Office in Northload Street, Glastonbury… More details here.

11 months ago15 July 2023

🕊 Brian May olive branch offer…

Queen guitarist Brian May has said that it’s “not impossible” that the band could discuss playing Glastonbury – despite an ongoing disagreement with Festival founder Michael Eavis over badger culling, with the pair playing out a war of words through the media over several years… Read the full story.

Queen's Brian May playing The O2 in 2022.
Queen’s Brian May (2022) • Credit: Raph Pour-Hashemi
12 months ago26 June 2023

⏳ Let the countdown begin!

Just two days after the event closed the gates on its 2023 edition, the official countdown to the next instalment of the Worthy Farm event began when Festival officials shared a picture post to their socials, depicting their yearly “see you in [X] days” notice plastered across a beautifully painted bin – and by doing so, confirming that the next instalment of Glastonbury Festival will take place from the 26th to the 30th of June 2024… Read the full story.

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