Glastonbury envy? Here's how to get tickets for 2023 festival

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General view of the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm, Somerset at Worthy Farm, Somerset
Make sure you're at Glastonbury 2023. (PA)

Wishing you were at Glastonbury this year? It might be too late for this year's festival, but it's never too early to start planning for next year.

The process of getting tickets is a little more complicated than just clicking "add to basket", so get familiar with what you need to do and avoid missing out in 2023.

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Here's everything you need to know about how to be at next year's Glastonbury Festival.

Is Glastonbury Festival happening in 2023?

A festivalgoer is sprayed with water by a steward on the first day of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset. Picture date: Wednesday June 22, 2022.
Plan your visit to Worthy Farm next year. (PA)

The festival takes a break once every five years to allow Worthy Farm's fields time to recover.

However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the festival last took place in 2019, so it is set to go ahead next year - and for a few years after that, too, before another break.

When do Glastonbury 2023 tickets go on sale?

Glastonbury Pyramid Stage
You'll need to register for tickets. (PA)

Traditionally, the first round of tickets go on sale in October the year before the festival, with a resale of unwanted tickets in March of the year that it is happening.

Of course, this year was a little different as ticketholders have been waiting to attend since 2020 - although the usual resale went ahead in March.

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It's expected that the 2023 festival ticket sale will be back to its usual schedule of beginning in October 2022, although an exact date will be confirmed nearer the time.

How to buy tickets for Glastonbury 2023

Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish is one of 2022's headliners. (Getty)

If you want a 2023 Glastonbury ticket, you need to get organised.

Competition for tickets is fierce each year and to add to the difficulty, you'll need to pre-register before they go on sale.

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At any point in the run-up to tickets being released, you'll need to register on the official Glastonbury website with a picture of yourself at the correct size.

Michael Eavis
Founder Michael Eavis has been hosting the festival since 1970. (AFP via Getty Images)

This is to guard against selling on and touts, as your photo will be used for your ticket if you're lucky enough to get one.

Everyone over the age of 13 will also get a registration number that needs to be used to buy tickets, so if you're buying for a group, you'll need everyone's registration number.

Glastonbury Pyramid Stage crowd
Glastonbury was forced to take a break during the coronavirus pandemic. (PA)

Those who have registered in previous years and since 2010 should already have a valid registration number, although registrations from before 2010 have been deleted and you'll also need to ensure your photo still looks like you.

Once tickets go on sale, you'll need to get in quick to secure them, so make sure you're ready and waiting on more than one device for the sale to open to give yourself the best chance of buying tickets.

The balance then has to be paid by the first week in March.

Which ticket type do you need for Glastonbury 2023?

People arrive on the first day of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset. Picture date: Wednesday June 22, 2022.
Get to the festival early for a good camping spot. (PA)

Most people will need to buy a weekend camping ticket for the festival, although there are some local and Sunday-only tickets available for those living near the site.

In previous years, people living nearby have had the chance to buy tickets before the general public by paying a deposit.

There are a number of camping options available, from the main campsite areas which are included in the price of a weekend ticket, to bringing a campervan, hiring one of the on-site tipis or booking the off-site camping area Worthy View.

If you're bringing children, those 12 and under don't need a ticket and won't need to register.

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