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

As predicted, it’s been the most stressful morning of the year

Jacob Stolworthy
Monday 07 November 2022 06:14 GMT
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Glastonbury 2023: Five tips to better your chances of securing tickets

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.

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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.

Jacob Stolworthy6 November 2022 13:42
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It’s almost time

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

Jacob Stolworthy6 November 2022 07:36
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General tickets go on sale at 9am, three days after the coach options sold out in 15 minutes

Jacob Stolworthy6 November 2022 07:45
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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

Prices have drastically increased since 2019

Jacob Stolworthy6 November 2022 07:55
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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.

Jacob Stolworthy6 November 2022 08:10
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The website to have saved is this one at Seetickets. DO NOT buy them from anywhere else as they won’t be legitimate.

Jacob Stolworthy6 November 2022 08:20
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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.

Jacob Stolworthy6 November 2022 08:30
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Who is headlining Glastonbury 2023?

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

Jacob Stolworthy6 November 2022 08:40
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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.

Jacob Stolworthy6 November 2022 08:45
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This is your 10-minute warning!

Jacob Stolworthy6 November 2022 08:50

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