Glastonbury 2023 - updates: Festival fans rage as tickets sell out amid ‘technical issue’

Glastonbury fans battled to buy tickets for the 2023 festival on Sunday morning (6 November).

The music festival returns to Worthy Farm next summer from Wednesday 21 June to Sunday 25 June.

The first round of tickets, which included coach travel, went on sale at 6pm on Thursday (3 November). They sold out in 22 minutes, with many prospective punters reporting that the website didn’t load for them at all.

The remaining Glastonbury tickets were snapped up by those who had previously registered for tickets.

Only tickets bought via SeeTickets will be valid at the festival.

Glastonbury is known for being one of the toughest festivals to get tickets for, and tickets sold out inless than an hour despite Seetickets reporting a “technical problem”.

Follow along with all the live updates as they happened below.

Key Points

Sunday 6 November 2022 13:42 , Jacob Stolworthy

Well, we hope you’re not feeling too dispirited; there’s always the resale!

Thanks for following along – and, for those who managed to get tickets, see you in Worthy Farm.

It’s almost time

Sunday 6 November 2022 07:36 , Jacob Stolworthy

The most stressful day of the year is here for music lovers – that’s right, it’s Glastonbury ticket sale day.

Sunday 6 November 2022 07:45 , Jacob Stolworthy

General tickets go on sale at 9am, three days after the coach options sold out in 15 minutes

Sunday 6 November 2022 07:55 , Jacob Stolworthy

Those hoping for a ticket will have to put aside a lot of money – co-organiser Emily Eavis announced that, due to Covid and the cost of living crisis, Glastonbury will be more expensive than ever.

Emily Eavis explains why Glastonbury 2023 ticket prices are so high

Sunday 6 November 2022 08:10 , Jacob Stolworthy

There’s a lot you can do the maximise your chances of getting your hands on a ticket – but first, you need to be registered. If you haven’t done so, you may as well go back to bed as there’s now way of you getting one until the resale next year.

Sunday 6 November 2022 08:20 , Jacob Stolworthy

The website to have saved is this one at Seetickets. DO NOT buy them from anywhere else as they won’t be legitimate.

Sunday 6 November 2022 08:30 , Jacob Stolworthy

Twitter will be your first port of call on whether you’ve been unsuccessful. On Thursday, when coach packages were snapped up, the festival’s official Twitter page shared this.

Who is headlining Glastonbury 2023?

Sunday 6 November 2022 08:40 , Jacob Stolworthy

It’s a good question – and there are currently no answers. But, likely contenders include Bruce Springsteen, Arctic Monkeys and Rihanna.

Taylor Swift was expected to be announced, but due to a clash of tour dates in the US, she inadvertently ruled herself out of being at Worthy Farm in 2023.

Taylor Swift will not be headlining Glastonbury in 2023 (Getty Images for MTV)
Taylor Swift will not be headlining Glastonbury in 2023 (Getty Images for MTV)

Sunday 6 November 2022 08:45 , Jacob Stolworthy

Other bands and artists rumoured to be on the line-up include Elton John, Spice Girls and Pulp, who are doing a comeback tour in summer 2023.

Sunday 6 November 2022 08:50 , Jacob Stolworthy

This is your 10-minute warning!

Sunday 6 November 2022 08:58 , Jacob Stolworthy

Best of luck to everybody trying. Be persistent and remain positive!

Sunday 6 November 2022 09:00 , Jacob Stolworthy

Aaaaaaaand – just like that, we’re off. Glastonbury 2023 tickets are officially on sale.

Sunday 6 November 2022 09:02 , Jacob Stolworthy

It’s important to have just one tab open on each brower – and use your phone as well as your laptop to maximise chance.

Sunday 6 November 2022 09:04 , Jacob Stolworthy

Also, make sure you input every single detail correctly. If you don’t, it will slow down the process and potentially harm your chances.

Sunday 6 November 2022 09:07 , Jacob Stolworthy

Also, if you’re in a big group, communicate with each other. Should two of you get through without alerting the other, it could counteract the booking and boot you out.

Sunday 6 November 2022 09:11 , Jacob Stolworthy

If you see this page, you’re one step closer to success.


Sunday 6 November 2022 09:13 , Jacob Stolworthy

An update from Seetickets, who say that booking sare being processed ‘steadily’. They make the whole thing sound relaxing...

Sunday 6 November 2022 09:17 , Jacob Stolworthy

A reminder – or an alert – that Nadine Dorries is, er, also trying for tickets this morning.

Sunday 6 November 2022 09:20 , Jacob Stolworthy

In what could well be the understatement of the century, Glastonbury’s official Twitter page has informed us: “We are seeing incredible demand.’

Sunday 6 November 2022 09:24 , Jacob Stolworthy

From the horse’s mouth:

Tickets are not sold out yet

Sunday 6 November 2022 09:27 , Jacob Stolworthy

Keep trying! There has been no word on whether it’s sold out just yet, so keep that Glasto positivity going

Sunday 6 November 2022 09:28 , Jacob Stolworthy

Advice from Seetickets - it looks like the last tickets are being snapped up but failed transations might open up more tickets. Keep going.

Sunday 6 November 2022 09:30 , Jacob Stolworthy

The latest advice is taken from this tweet here:

Sunday 6 November 2022 09:35 , Jacob Stolworthy

As of nine minutes ago, more than half of the tickets had sold out – so there can’t be a lot remaining.

Sunday 6 November 2022 09:36 , Jacob Stolworthy

A lot of reports of people getting through to the tickets purchase ‘processing’ page – and then being booted out.

Sunday 6 November 2022 09:39 , Jacob Stolworthy

Still no sold out message though, so go go go!

Sunday 6 November 2022 09:40 , Jacob Stolworthy

This about sums it up, really, doesn’t it?

Sunday 6 November 2022 09:42 , Jacob Stolworthy

Still no new update from Seetickets or the official Glastonbury page.

Sunday 6 November 2022 09:45 , Jacob Stolworthy

As per the Glasto Twitter page, stick to one device.

Sunday 6 November 2022 09:50 , Jacob Stolworthy

More and more reports of the holding page and, even worse, the ticket processing page repeatedly crashing.

Sunday 6 November 2022 09:51 , Jacob Stolworthy

Update from Seetickets – as expected, there are tech issues.

Sunday 6 November 2022 09:58 , Jacob Stolworthy

An update! From Seetickets!

75 per cent of tickets have now been sold.

Sunday 6 November 2022 10:02 , Jacob Stolworthy


Sunday 6 November 2022 10:03 , Jacob Stolworthy

This just in from Seetickets re Glastonbury tickets:

Sunday 6 November 2022 10:04 , Jacob Stolworthy

Glastonbury added: “Thank you to everyone who bought one and we’re sorry to those of you who missed out, on a morning when demand far exceeded supply. There will be a resale of any cancelled or returned tickets in spring 2023.”

Sunday 6 November 2022 10:07 , Jacob Stolworthy

If you’re feeling sad, look out the window and find some consolation in the fact that those who did get tickets will probably be camping in that weather.

Sunday 6 November 2022 10:16 , Jacob Stolworthy

Report from a friend that they just got six tickets... so, keep trying, we guess?

Sunday 6 November 2022 10:19 , Jacob Stolworthy

For those who didn’t get tickets, resale occurs at the end of March.

Sunday 6 November 2022 10:35 , Jacob Stolworthy

As we mentioned before, though, there are reports of people still being able to buy tickets despite the official “sold out” message.

Sunday 6 November 2022 10:38 , Jacob Stolworthy

Twitter filled with lots of posts like this one...

Sunday 6 November 2022 10:39 , Jacob Stolworthy

This writer was on a holding page until one minute ago, so it seems it might actually be sold out now.

Sunday 6 November 2022 10:45 , Jacob Stolworthy

Have you ever wondered what happened to the tonnes of waste left behind when Glastonbury finishes?

Are festival-goers becoming more environmentally conscious?

Sunday 6 November 2022 10:51 , Jacob Stolworthy

An ‘event not found’ page is now showing up on all devices.

If you managed to get tickets, congratulations!

Sunday 6 November 2022 11:14 , Jacob Stolworthy

The Independent has learned that tickets went as long as 45 minutes after Seetickets announce dthey had sold out. More here:

Glastonbury fans baffled after buying tickets 45 minutes after they ‘sold out’

Sunday 6 November 2022 11:28 , Jacob Stolworthy

For those wondering/worried about Nadine Dorries, she is yet to tweet about Glastonbury this morning, so we’re going to assume she didn’t get tickets.

Sunday 6 November 2022 12:06 , Jacob Stolworthy

There has been no further word from either Glastonbury or Seetickets about the reports people were able to buy tickets despite being told they were ‘sold out’.

Sunday 6 November 2022 12:30 , Jacob Stolworthy

The artists rumoured to play at the 2023 festival include

Arctic Monkeys

Guns N’ Roses

Harry Styles



Roxy Music

Arctic Monkeys (Zackery Michael)
Arctic Monkeys (Zackery Michael)