Glastonbury Festival organiser Emily Eavis explains ticket price rise
Glastonbury Festival organiser Emily Eavis has defended the rise in ticket price for the live music event.
Tickets for the 2023 festival will cost £335 for a standard entry, plus a £5 booking fee. This is up £70 from last year, which cost £265 a ticket, a 26 per cent price hike.
Eavis tweeted: “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.
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“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 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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The last time tickets to the popular music festival went on sale was in 2019, for the 2020 festival.
The event was postponed until 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic with tickets being honoured from the original sale.
Farmer and music-lover Michael Eavis, father to Emily, founded the festival on his farm in Somerset in 1970 and it was traditionally headlined by rock acts.
Glastonbury 2023 will take place at Worthy Farm over the Summer solstice weekend from 21 June to 25 June.
The music acts performing at the event are yet to be announced, but The Spice Girls are rumoured to be reuniting to headline the festival.
Tickets plus coach travel for Glastonbury 2023 will go on sale on the official website at 6pm on 3 November and general admission tickets go up for grabs at 9am on 6 November.
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Registration - which doesn't guarantee a ticket - must be completed at www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk by 5pm on Monday, 31 October.
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