Glastonbury 2024 ticket sales postponed by two weeks

Glastonbury 2024 ticket sales postponed by two weeks

The Festival sales have been pushed back to "ensure that everyone who would like to buy a ticket is registered and therefore eligible to purchase one"

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West Holts flags and Brothers Bar at Glastonbury Festival 2017
West Holts flags and B Bar(2017) • Credit: Rachel D

Glastonbury Festival has announced that ticket sales for its 2024 edition – which were due to take place this week – have been postponed.

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.

Announcing the change of dates, Glastonbury added: “Following this year’s Festival, we alerted everyone with a registration which pre-dated 2020 of a scheduled review of the details held by See Tickets in the Glastonbury Festival registration database. This was in order to ensure that the details we hold are current and that we do not store individuals’ information for any longer than is necessary.

“These registrants were asked to take action to confirm their registration if they wished to keep it. As always, registration was then closed on Monday (30th October) ahead of the ticket sale”

The statement continued: “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 re-opening the window for registration at 12 noon on Monday, 6th November. It will remain open until 5pm on Monday, 13th November.

“We urge everyone hoping to buy a ticket to Glastonbury 2024 to either check their existing registration here now or submit new registration, which remains free of charge here, from 12 noon on Monday.

“We apologise for the late change to the ticket sale dates, but we want to ensure that everyone who would like to buy a ticket for next year’s Festival is able to confirm their registration ahead of the sale,” the post concluded.

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Keeping with tradition, next year’s festival has been confirmed to take place on the final weekend of June and run from Wednesday the 26th through to Sunday the 30th of June 2024 at Worthy Farm in Pilton.

The Somerset-based festival is renowned not just for being one of the biggest festivals in the world, but also one of the hardest to get access to. In accordance, tickets are known to sell out in super fast times – as previous editions of the event normally sold out within an hour of going on sale, while re-sale tickets (which usually go on sale in April) sell out within a matter of minutes.

Back in September, Glastonbury announced that tickets for its 2024 festival will 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.

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 Glastonbury 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 next year don’t need a ticket, and therefore do not need to register.

As mentioned in their latest statement, Glastonbury will be re-opening the window for registration at 12 noon on Monday, 6th November – which will remain open until 5pm on Monday, 13th November, after which time it will shut close until after the sale has ended and open once again till before the resale in April – You can register here, or check your already exciting registration here, for ticket access when the time comes. 

Back 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”.

⚠️ 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 contact the Festival office – And as always, remember that tickets are sold only on one site, which is glastonbury.seetickets.com

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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 recently revealed 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.

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.

Elsewhere, fans have been speculating over whether Madonna could headline Glastonbury 2024 after organiser Emily Eavis recently shared an image from a ‘Celebration Tour’ concert in London – with the Queen Of Pop currently having no dates over Glasto-weekend in June, and her run of North American dates scheduled to end in April.

Other prominent names that are currently making the rumour rounds include Dua Lipa, Rihanna and Coldplay, as well as Stevie Nicks, Annie Lennox, and Shania Twain – who previously stated that the Sunday Legends slot is on her “wish list”.

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 – 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 Festival 2024.

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