After going on sale last night (November 3), ticket and coach packages for Glastonbury 2023 sold out in 22 minutes.
Following its return last Summer for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic, next year’s Glastonbury festival will take place from June 21-25.
This year saw Beatles music icon Paul McCartney as one of the festival’s headline acts. He took to the stage alongside Dave Grohl and others. More on this from Nova here.
After going on sale at 6pm yesterday evening, the official Twitter account for the festival confirmed that packages sold out at 6-23pm.
“The Glastonbury 2023 coach + ticket packages on sale this evening have now all been sold. Thank you to everyone who bought one”, they said.
Tickets for next year’s show will also go on general sale this Sunday (November 6) at 9am. A £50 deposit is also required upon purchasing tickets. The balance will be need to be paid by the first week in April 2023.
Glastonbury Organisers Explain Price Hike
Last month, Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis explained the hike in ticket prices for next year’s event.
This came after the festival announced that tickets for 2023’s shows were to increase by £55. Overall tickets would cost £355, including a £5 booking fee. More on this here.
This year’s tickets in contrast cost £280, again including the £5 booking fee.
In a statement, Eavis announced that the increase in ticket prices was to cover “enormous rises in the costs of running this vast show”.
“I wanted to post about the 2023 Glastonbury ticket price which was announced today”, she said.
“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”, she continued.
“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”.