Glastonbury Festival confirms dates for 2024

Glastonbury Festival confirms dates for 2024

By GFF
Countdown bin to Glastonbury 2024 on the Pyramid Stage backdrop.
Glastonbury 2024 Countdown • Credit: Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury organisers have confirmed the dates for the next instalment of the legendary festival.

Earlier this month, just two days after the event closed the gates on its 2023 edition 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, kicking off the official countdown to the anticipated event.

Accompanied by the caption “Huge thanks to everyone who helped to make Glastonbury 2023 such a memorable one. Roll on next year!”, and keeping with tradition, the post confirms that next year’s festival will be taking place on the final weekend of June from Wednesday the 26th through to Sunday the 30th, 2024 at Worthy Farm in Pilton.

Looking Back

Glastonbury 2023 was brought to a close on Sunday (25 June) by a historic headline performance from Elton John, which saw one of the largest crowds to ever gather at the Pyramid Stage field (as shown in the video below).

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Prior to John taking to the Pyramid Stage on the final night of the Festival, Guns N’ Roses headlined the iconic stage on Saturday (24 June), after Arctic Monkeys did so for their third time on the Friday night of the festival (23 June).

Other highlights included Yusuf / Cat Stevens playing the Sunday teatime Legends slot, as well as a Foo Fighters‘ surprise set which finally revealed the identity of the mystery band The Churnups.

Speaking of secret sets, Hozier took to the former John Peel Stage (now known as Woodsies) on the Friday evening of the Festival for a surprise performance, before another secret set was revealed to be Blossoms and Rick Astley – who played on the same Woodsies stage on the Saturday of the event while covering songs from The Smiths.

Elsewhere, Cate Blanchett appeared on-stage with Sparks – as well as other key performances from Blondie, Lil Nas X, Phoenix, Queens Of The Stone Age and many more.

Looking Forward

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.

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.

Nevertheless, some prominent headliner 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 are mentioned in the Legends slot context.

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

More Info

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.

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 it stands, an exact cost or date for the Glastonbury 2024 ticket sale has yet to be announced, although you can register here, or check your already exciting registration here, for ticket access when the time comes. Last year, tickets for Glastonbury 2023 cost £335 + £5 booking fee and went on sale in the first week of November, although previous years have seen tickets made available in October.

⚠️ 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

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