“Still recovering from the huge financial impact of two years without a festival because of COVID”
Glastonbury Festival organiser Emily Eavis has issued a statement after it was announced yesterday (Monday, 17th October) that tickets to next year’s event would see an increase in price.
The announcement confirmed that tickets for Glastonbury 2023 would cost £335 (plus a £5 booking fee).
In other words, an increase of £55 over the previous pricing from the last Festival in 2022 – where tickets were initially bought in 2019 for 2020 and then rolled over to 2022 due to the worldwide pandemic.
Now, in a statement (seen below), Eavis addressed the rise, writing: “I wanted to post about the 2023 Glastonbury ticket price which was announced today.
“We have tried very hard to minimise the increase in price on the ticket but we’re facing enormous rises in the costs of running this vast show, while still recovering from the huge financial impact of two years without a festival because of COVID.”
Eavis continued: “The £50 deposit on ticket sales day in November will be the same as ever, with the balance not due until April. And, as always, there will be opportunities for many thousands of people to come as volunteers or as part of the crew.
“In these incredibly challenging times, we want to continue to bring you the best show in the world and provide our charities with funds which are more vital than ever. We are, as always, hugely appreciative of your ongoing support.”
— Emily Eavis (@emilyeavis) October 17, 2022
Glastonbury 2023 will take place at its natural home in Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from Wednesday the 21st to Sunday the 25th of June.
Tickets to the 2023 Festival will go up for grabs one month later than usual this year and have been confirmed to be split into two separate days.
Coach + Ticket Packages will go on sale at 6pm GMT on Thursday, 3rd November, while General Admission tickets are set to go on sale at 9am GMT on Sunday, 6th November.
These sales will then be followed by a resale of any unpaid and/or cancelled tickets sometime in the Spring of 2023 (around April time).
As part of Glastonbury’s ongoing efforts against ticket touting, anyone who would like to attend next year’s Festival will need to have registered in advance.
As in previous years, registration remains free of charge and only takes a few minutes at glastonburyregistration.co.uk.
Those who have already registered in the past can also check their existing registration here.
Please note that registration will close at 5pm GMT on Monday, 31st October, after which there will be no opportunity to submit/re-submit a registration until after the November ticket sales.
In addition to the ticket sales, some other opportunities for getting to Glastonbury include entering competitions, working at the Festival and volunteering – once those options make themselves available.
To learn more about registration, the sale process and how you can maximise your chances of getting Glastonbury 2023 tickets, click here.
Line-up & Rumours
As with every Glastonbury-year, the speculation about who might play the legendary festival is always very high, and with the 2023 Festival fast approaching the Glasto Rumour Mill has already begun to spin.
Although the first line-up poster doesn’t usually get revealed by Glastonbury organisers until the beginning of March, there are many artists who ‘self-confirm’ prior to the official announcements by divulging the news during interviews, via social media or website listings – alongside the expected evergrowing rumours.
Some of the big-name acts to be rumoured for a possible performance at Glastonbury 2023 so far include Spice Girls, Arctic Monkey, Elton John, Robbie Williams, Eminem and Roxy Music – who are speculated as being strong contenders to play the coveted Sunday afternoon Teatime Legends Slot at next year’s Festival.
Don’t be fooled
Glastonbury Festival would very much like fans to be aware that there are people out there who will try and sell fake Glastonbury tickets to unsuspecting, willing and innocent potential purchasers.
Although Glasto-veterans who have been going to the Festival for quite some time may recognise these scams for what they are, newcomers might not.
Therefore, please remember that tickets are only sold on one site, which is:
any other site claiming to sell tickets for the Festival is not authentic.