Glastonbury 2024 general tickets sell out in 57 minutes

Glastonbury 2024 general tickets sell out in 57 minutes

Although both Coach Ticket packages and General Admission tickets are now all gone, there will be a resale of any cancelled or returned tickets in spring 2024.

By GFF
Pyramid Stage confetti • Glastonbury 2019 • Credit: Steve Apfelstedt

Standard tickets for the 2024 edition of Glastonbury Festival sold out in 57 minutes this morning after going on sale at 9am – which is 4 minutes quicker than last year’s sale.

Today’s sale followed a swift sellout of tickets packaged with coach travel last Thursday (16th November), which completely sold out in just 25 minutes.

Keeping with tradition, only pre-registered buyers could access the two online sales as part of Glastonbury’s continued drive against ticket touting.

Hundreds of thousands of Glasto-fans were up bright and early ready at their computer screens in the second of two ticket sales for the chance to buy tickets to the Worthy Farm event next summer.

As ever, due to the high demand, shortly after opening up the sale at 9am, most fans were met with a holding page upon arriving at the booking site – obviously due to the high number of people trying to access the site all at once.

Eight minutes into the sale, See Tickets – the company running ticket sales – posted a message to their official X (Twitter) account saying that “bookings for Glastonbury are being processed steadily” while stating that “the site is exceptionally busy this morning”.

By 9:57am the official Glastonbury X (Twitter) page announced that “tickets for Glastonbury 2024 have now Sold Out”.

In addition to thanking everyone who bought tickets, while expressing condolences to “those of you who missed out, on a morning when demand greatly exceeded supply” – the Worthy Farm Festival also reminded fans that “there will be a resale of any cancelled or returned tickets in spring 2024”.

See Tickets then posted a message reiterating that all tickets have now sold out and confirming that “confirmation emails are going out now” to those who were successful in bagging the golden ticket.

Festival Organiser Emily Eavis also shared a message of congratulations, gratitude and hope, saying: “Thank you to everyone who tried to get a ticket today. We’re blown away that so many people want to come (we all still remember the years when they didn’t!) and I’m sorry that many of you missed out. Demand far exceeds supply and with many millions of devices trying at once, it means the system can only work at a certain speed”.

But we don’t take any of your support for granted. And there will, as always, be a resale of any cancelled tickets in the spring, so please don’t give up hope if you did miss out today.” – she added.

Ticket sales for the festival had been pushed back by two weeks due to various registration issues. The first batch of tickets – made of Coach Ticket packages – for the 2024 Festival was due to go on sale at 6pm on Thursday, 2nd November 2023, while General Admission tickets were expected to go up for grabs on the Sunday morning of 5th November 2023.

As always, would-be Glasto-goers had to register in advance to buy tickets for the world-famous event in a bid to prevent touting, although hours before the first batch of ticket sales went live, organisers said some fans had claimed they were not made aware that their registrations had expired and “out of fairness” to them, the sale was being delayed.

However, in a post to X (Twitter) published on 2nd November, Glasto officials wrote: “This year’s Glastonbury ticket sale has been moved back by two weeks. This is to ensure that everyone who would like to buy a ticket is registered and therefore eligible to purchase one.”

“Unfortunately, it has come to light that some individuals hoping to buy tickets for 2024 have discovered after Monday’s registration deadline that they are no longer registered, despite believing they were. Out of fairness to those individuals, we will be reopening the window for registration at 12 noon on Monday, 6th November. It will remain open until 5pm on Monday, 13th November.” – the post added.

Now that both Coach Ticket Packages and General Admission tickets have all sold out, apart from a small allocation of tickets that is usually kept back for local residents in a separate ticket sale, the next option to buy tickets for this year’s event will be in the resale of any unpaid and / or cancelled tickets that will take place in April 2024.

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

As of 2022, the total capacity for Glastonbury Festival was set at 210,000 people (including staff, volunteers, performers, traders and others). However, it is estimated that roughly 140,000 tickets – of which around 22,000 dedicated coach packages – were available across the two ticket sales this November.

Before today, the last time a main Glastonbury ticket sale took place was in November of 2022, when coach ticket packages sold out in just 22 minutes, and regular tickets were all gone in one hour and one minute – after incredible demand and some technical difficulties.

The fastest time on record for a Glastonbury ticket sell-out was for the 2015 Festival when all General Admission tickets were snapped up in just 25 minutes!

Glastonbury 2024 tickets cost £355 plus a £5 booking fee (which is a £20 hike from the 2023 price of £335 plus a £5 booking fee), of which a £75 deposit (plus coach fare if booking a ticket including coach travel option) is payable when booking in November – with the balance payable in the first week of April 2024.

Pyramid Stage getting ready at Glastonbury Festival 2022.
Pyramid Stage (2022) • Credit: Neil Bremner

More Info

Generally speaking, before fans can anticipate getting in the online queue once the sale goes live, it’s imperative to register in order to be able to access tickets. In an effort to prevent touting, tickets for Glastonbury Festival are non-transferable, meaning that each person’s ticket is linked with the name, address and photo they provide when registering.

Anyone aged 13 or over who wants to attend the Festival must register online before tickets go on sale, as a registration number will be needed when purchasing tickets and before the deposit can be paid. That said, those aged 12 or younger when gates open for the event in 2024 don’t need a ticket, and therefore do not need to register.

In August, Glastonbury officials notified festival-goers they have until the end of September to ensure that their details will remain valid ahead of an expected ticket sale in the autumn.

The official Glastonbury Festival website stated: “Any registrations submitted prior to 2020 require reviewing and confirmation before 30th September 2023, with any non-confirmed registrations being deleted on 2nd October 2023 and you will be required to submit a new registration before you can try and book tickets for the 2024 Festival and future years”.

Although the registration window is currently closed due to the upcoming ticket sales, it will open once again before the resale in April, at which time you’ll be able to register here, or check your already exciting registration here, for ticket access when the time comes.

⚠️ Bogus Operators

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.

Please do not risk falling victim to touts, bogus operators or fake promotions / contests. If you have doubts about any company offering tickets, accommodation or competitions to access Glastonbury Festival, please get in touch with the Festival office – And as always, remember that tickets are sold only on one site, which is glastonbury.seetickets.com

Other News

As with every Glastonbury-year, speculation about who might play the legendary festival is always very high, and with the 2024 event fast approaching, the Glasto Rumour Mill is already spinning in full force.

Although no acts have been confirmed for Glastonbury 2024 as of yet, Festival organiser Emily Eavis revealed back in October that a major female artist has been booked for the Legends slot on the Pyramid Stage. Appearing on the BBC podcast Sidetracked, she said the line-up for the five-day event is still “a little up in the air” but that she hopes there will be two female headliners.

Meanwhile, earlier this month (5th November), Eavis responded to the most recent claims about the Festival’s headliners, saying they’re “untrue”.

Madonna was reported to headline next year’s Festival at Worthy Farm alongside Dua Lipa and Coldplay, before Eavis categorically denied the rumours – Nonetheless, Dua Lipa in particular is still heavily rumoured to be topping the bill on the Pyramid Stage next summer.

Eavis debunked the rumours, saying: “As always, there is much speculation and excitement about who is playing at Glastonbury. We are working on the line-up day and night at the moment, but it’s still changing every day. The story about our confirmed headliners is untrue. As always, we love your enthusiasm and guesswork – but accurate news on headliners will be with you sometime in the new year!”

Along with Dua Lipa and Coldplay, other prominent names that are currently making the rumour rounds include Rihanna, Stevie Wonder and Stevie Nicks.

However, one name that can almost certainly be crossed off the list for next year’s event is Taylor Swift – who was one of the top artists speculated to headline the event in 2024 – but after adding further Dublin dates to her 2024 Eras tour, the global icon has pretty much ruled herself out of headlining all three days at the Festival.

It was initially speculated that Swift would be one of the frontrunners to headline the 2024 Festival after she was due to play at the 2020 edition – before it was forced to cancel for two years running, due to the worldwide pandemic.

Despite the first line-up poster not usually being revealed until the beginning of March, followed by the full line-up announcement sometime at the end of May (and a string of individual area line-up announcements in between), there are many artists who ‘self-confirm’ before the official announcements by divulging the news via interviews, social media or website listings to accompany the ever-growing rumours.

Click here to view our daily updated list of acts confirmed, rumoured and unlikely to perform at Glastonbury 2024.

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