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Glastonbury 2023 coach ticket packages sell out in 22 minutes

Glastonbury 2023 coach ticket packages sell out in 22 minutes

Ticket + Coach packages are now all gone but General Admission tickets go on sale this Sunday

The first chance to buy tickets to the 2023 Glastonbury Festival took place this evening (3rd November), as Coach Ticket Packages for next summer’s event completely sold out in just 22 minutes.

As ever, thousands of people were glued to their computer and smartphone screens in the first of two ticket sales for the chance of bagging tickets to the Worthy Farm event.

Coach ticket packages went up for sale at 6pm and were all gone by 6:22pm.

First to go were the Wednesday coach packages which sold out by 6:19pm, with the Thursday packages selling shortly after.

At 6:22pm, See Tickets confirmed that all coach packages for Glastonbury 2023 were “sold out”.

Glastonbury Festival officials then took to social media to confirm the news, saying: “Thank you to everyone who bought one. Standard tickets are on sale at 9am GMT on Sunday morning (and National Express will offer coach travel to standard ticket holders from across the UK).”

All tickets sold this evening were bundled with coach travel which offers departure options from dozens of locations across the UK – this means those who bought tickets tonight must travel via coach and won’t be able to access the Festival via any other means of transport.

The capacity for Glastonbury Festival is around 210,000. However, it is expected that around 140,000 tickets (of which around 22,000 are dedicated coach packages) will be available across the two ticket sales this November.

A small allocation is kept back for local residents in a separate ticket sale, with the rest of the tickets reserved for those working at the festival, including performers, medical staff, car park stewards, traders, litter pickers and others. 

Now the Coach Ticket Package sale is out of the way, the main sale for General Addition will take place this Sunday morning at 9am.

Prior to today, the last time a main Glastonbury tickets sale took place was in October of 2019 (for what was due to be the 2020 Festival before the pandemic hit), when coach ticket packages sold out in 27 minutes, and regular tickets in just 33 minutes.

The appeal for Glastonbury Festival tickets is always extremely high and nowadays demand well outstrips the supply – this can obviously be seen by how quickly tickets sell out each year.

Pyramid Stage prep at Glastonbury 2022 • Photo Credit: Neil Bremner

Other Glasto rumours

As with every Glastonbury-year, the speculation about who might play the legendary festival is always very high, and with the 2023 event fast approaching, the Glasto Rumour Mill is already spinning in full force.

Although the first line-up poster doesn’t usually get revealed until the beginning of March, followed by the full line-up announcement sometime at the end of May – there are many artists who ‘self-confirm’ prior to the official announcements by divulging the news via interviews, social media or website listings to accompany the ever-growing rumours.

Earlier this week, Taylor Swift announced her long-rumoured return to the road, with an outing dubbed the “Eras Tour”, scheduled to hit U.S. stadiums beginning in March 2023 and running into August – and by doing, making it highly unlikely that she will be at Glastonbury 2023.

Meanwhile, Pulp also revealed the dates of their upcoming reunion tour scheduled for next summer, leaving plenty of room for a Glastonbury performance, while Victoria Beckham ruled out a Glastonbury appearance as part of a Spice Girls reunion – following long-time speculation fuelled by her former band mates.

Elsewhere, whispers of a possible Glastonbury performance by Roxy Music started circling the web in early September, after a couple of posts were published on the eFestivals website, pertaining to some apparent inside information “from a very reliable source” – saying the band are set to play the Legends Slot at Glastonbury 2023.

While Arctic Monkeys are rumoured to have signed on “the dotted line” for a deal to headline the Festival next summer after their UK tour sold out in minutes when going up for sale in October.

Guns N’ Roses are also one of the bands currently rumoured for playing Glastonbury 2023 after Festival organiser Emily Eavis said in an interview last year that the hard rockers need to play the Worthy Farm event at some point.

Another act who has never played at Worthy Farm before is Sir Elton John, who has long been rumoured for a performance at Glastonbury, and some changes to his current ‘Yellow Brick Road’ tour schedule just happen to reflect a perfectly-sized Glasto-shaped-gap.

And finally, Eminem – which is yet another name to have never stepped foot at Worthy Farm – is said to be in “advanced talks” to headline the iconic Pyramid Stage at the Festival next year.

It’s worth noting that Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis did however say earlier this year that all three headliners for the 2023 Festival have already been booked.

Therefore, despite the insider claiming Eminem’s tour dates align with a potential Glastonbury appearance, the rapper has yet to currently announce any upcoming gigs, suggesting the source either has access to unreleased information or is outright mistaken.

You can follow and stay up to date with our constantly updated list of all the latest artists that have been officially confirmed, self-confirmed or rumoured for Glastonbury 2023, by clicking here.

See Also

As of the time of publication, current SkyBet odds for Glastonbury Festival 2023 headliner are as follows:

Arctic Monkeys
Elton John
Guns n Roses
Eminem
Rihanna
Harry Styles
Pulp
Dua Lipa
Taylor Swift
Blur

Latest Glasto news

Glastonbury 2023 will take place at its natural home in Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from Wednesday the 21st to Sunday the 25th of June.

As mentioned above, now with the first of two ticket sale days out of the way, the next option to bag tickets to the Pilton event will be when the General Admission tickets go up for sale at 9am GMT on Sunday, 6th November.

Tickets will cost £335 + £5 booking fee, of which a £50 deposit is payable when booking in November, with the balance payable in the first week of April 2023.

These initial 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.

That said, registration for Glastonbury 2023 closed at 5pm GMT on Monday, 31st October, and as of this moment in time, there is no opportunity to submit/re-submit a registration until after the November ticket sales – when the registration window will open once again ahead of the resale.

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

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.

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:
 glastonbury.seetickets.com

any other site claiming to sell tickets for the Festival is not authentic.

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