Glastonbury festival 2023: How much do weekend music tickets cost?

Emily Eavis defends Glastonbury price hike

Those hoping to go to Glastonbury 2023 will have to fork out a small fortune when they go on sale in November as organisers have confirmed tickets will cost £340.

Festival goers will have to pay £335 plus a £5 booking fee for standard tickets, with £50 as a deposit and the balance due by the first week of April.

It’s a shocking rise considering at the last general sale in 2019 they were priced at £265 plus a £5 booking fee for what should have been the 2020 festival.

Of course, that year, was of course subsequently cancelled twice due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tickets for 2019’s festival were sold in 2018 for £248, plus a £5 booking fee.

Fans have expressed their shock and fury at the soaring prices on social media, with some going as far as to suggest a boycott.

‘That’s far too expensive,’ one said. ‘People should boycott and not try to buy tickets for next year. This should put you all off buying a ticket. You don’t need to go for that price!’

‘An absolutely mental increase,’ another wrote. ‘I understand increased costs of everything, I don’t understand £50 increase per ticket. Oh but they’re giving us free firewood. Got it.’

But others are determined to go regardless of the costs. One penned: ‘If you think I’m willing to spend £350 on a ticket to the greatest place and biggest party on the plant then your right, I am…..’

Costs of Glastonbury tickets over the years

Glastonbury 2023: £335 plus £5 booking fee
Glastonbury 2020: £265 plus £5 booking fee
Glastonbury 2019: £248 plus £5 booking fee.

The price rise comes as many businesses and individuals struggle during the cost-of-living crisis as energy costs soar and inflation remains high.

Fans will be able to purchase coach and ticket packages for the Glastonbury 2023 festival from 6pm on November 3 and standard tickets from 9am on November 6.

An additional fee will be charged for the coach transfer if this package is selected.

The music event will return to Worthy Farm in Somerset from June 21 to 25, it was previously announced.

Fans must register before purchasing in a bid by organisers to stop ticket touts.

While the line-up for Glastonbury 2023 has yet to be confirmed, Eminem is reportedly in talks about headlining, first revealed by MarkMeets.

It’s also been reported that Arctic Monkeys have also signed up to take to the Pyramid Stage and Harry Styles.

Emily Eavis has insisted Glastonbury festival is facing “enormous rises in running costs”, amid a £55 price hike.

The 43-year-old co-organiser of the music extravaganza, which takes place at Worthy Farm, Somerset, south west England, has spoken out after it was confirmed tickets for next year’s event will be £335 plus a £5 booking fee, while this year tickets were £280 plus a £5 booking fee.

Emily has reminded festival-goers they only need to pay a £50 deposit in November, before stumping up the rest of the money in the first week of April 2023, and insisted the spectacle is “still recovering from the huge financial impact” of the coronavirus pandemic, when there was no Glastonbury for two years.

She said in a statement released on her Twitter account: “I wanted to post about the 2023 Glastonbury ticket price which was announced today. 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, while 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, the balance not due until April. And, as always, there will be opportunities for many thousands of people to come as volunteers or as part of the crew.

“In these incredibly challenging times, we want to continue to bring you the best show in the world and provide our charities with funds which are more vital than ever. We are, as always, hugely appreciative of your ongoing support.”

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Mark Boardman is an established showbiz journalist and freelance copywriter whose work has been published in Business Insider, Daily Mail, Bloomberg, MTV, Buzzfeed and The New York Post amongst other press. Often spotted on the red carpet at celebrity events and film screenings, Mark is a regular guest on BBC Radio London and in-demand for his opinions for media outlets including Newsweek. His TV credits include This Morning, The One Show and T4. Email Mark@MarkMeets.com

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