The legendary Glastonbury Festival will take place once more in 2023 after a successful return this year following the coronavirus pandemic.
The event was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid-19, with tickets rolling over to the 2022 event meaning music lovers weren’t able to get their hands on tickets.
This year’s festival saw performances from an array of all-star acts, including headline slots from Billie Eilish and Sir Paul McCartney– with Diana Ross and Kendrick Lamar closing the show.
However, wannabe revellers can soon nab a spot at Worthy Farm in 2023.
But when do tickets for Glastonbury 2023 go on sale, how much are they, and how can you sign up?
Here is everything you need to know.
How to register for Glastonbury 2023 tickets?
Next year’s Glastonbury has been confirmed to take place from June 21 to 25 at Worthy Farm.
You need to register on the Glastonbury website to be in with a chance to grab one of the hotly sought-after tickets.
The registration is in an effort to stop ticket touts from buying up tickets, giving fans more of a chance to attend the five-day event.
The link is usually open all the way up until tickets go on sale, so there’s plenty of time left for music fans to sign up.
To register, you must first submit a photo of yourself from your computer.
According to the Glastonbury website, the photo must meet the following criteria:
- A recent, colour photograph of the head and shoulders, in sharp focus with the entire face visible
- You must be facing forward, looking straight at the camera, with a plain expression, your eyes open, and mouth closed
- Your photo should be passport-standard and portrait orientation once cropped. Landscape photos will not be accepted
- Photos must be taken against a plain and light background
- Photos must not be altered by editing software or filters
- Please ensure you have a neutral expression with your mouth closed and eyes open, looking directly at the camera
- Please do not wear hats, sunglasses, or anything that covers your face and be free of glare from glasses or ‘red-eye’
- Your photo must not contain other objects or people
- The photo must be jpeg format, between 100KB to 500KB in size, and at least 900 pixels wide and 1350 pixels tall.
Once you upload your photo you can choose its orientation and crop it to meet the criteria above.
After this, you can enter your details including your title, name, email address, phone number, and home address.
If your photo is rejected and you must upload a new one for you to be registered.
However, once it is accepted, you will be sent your registration number and you can edit your details.
If you plan to buy tickets for others, they all need to be registered. Anyone aged 12 or under when gates open does not need a ticket and does not need to register.
When will tickets go on sale?
Tickets for Glastonbury 2023 will go on sale in early November, organisers have revealed.
Fans will be able to purchase coach and ticket packages for next year’s Glastonbury from 6pm on Thursday, November 3, with standard tickets becoming available at 9am on Sunday, November 6.
Glastonbury tickets are notoriously hard to get hold of, with the 2020 event selling out in 33 minutes.
Tickets from this event rolled over to 2021 and then again to 2022 – making this year’s festival even harder to get into when resale rolled around.
When ticket resale took place in March, it sold out in just 20 minutes.
How much will Glastonbury 2023 tickets cost?
Tickets for 2023 will not be cheap with prices rising to an eye-watering £335 plus a £5 booking fee for standard tickets.
Festival organiser Emily Eavis has since issued a response in the face of the backlash to the new price, explaining: ‘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, whilst still recovering from the huge financial impact of two years without a festival because of COVID.
‘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 part of the crew.’
Glastonbury 2022 set revellers back £280 per ticket, not including a £5 booking fee. That’s up £15 from the ticket price of 2020’s ill-fated event, which cost £265 per ticket.
However, you do get quite a bit for your money – including entry to Glastonbury festival, access to 3,000 performances on 100 stages, five nights of camping, plus access to Kidzfield’s activities.
Tickets also cover a bunch of freebies, including a programme, mini festival guide, phone charging stations, mobile app, on-site newspaper, and free firewood for campers.
Finally, whatever the ticket cost ends up being, some of the money will go into improving the festival and be donated to charity – including Oxfam, WaterAid and Greenpeace.