Without Glastonbury, summer in the UK doesn’t feel quite right. It doesn’t matter whether you manage to camp at the fabled festival every year or just catch up on TV, June is made for watching music legends play to huge, mud-soaked crowds. Don’t know where to start? Here’s everything you need to know about Glastonbury Festival 2023.
We’ll be updating this page with more information when it is announced.
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When is Glastonbury 2023?
Glastonbury 2023 starts on Wednesday June 21 and runs until Sunday June 25. Most of the music will be on June 23, 24 and 25, so if you’re not lucky enough to be heading to Worthy Farm IRL and you’re watching on the TV instead, those are the dates to pencil in your calendar.
How to register for Glastonbury 2023?
Pre-registration is the crucial first step to securing tickets – so crucial, in fact, that there’s no way you’ll be able to buy one without doing so. You’ll be required to submit your personal details and a headshot photograph of yourself, which will then be verified. Registration is free and closes at 5pm GMT on Monday October 31. You can register for tickets here.
When do tickets go on sale?
Ticket and coach packages for Glastonbury 2023 will be available on Thursday November 3 2022. General sale tickets will go on sale on Sunday November 6. Re-sale tickets and coach packages will go on sale next year.
What time do Glastonbury tickets go on sale?
Ticket and coach packages will be available at 6pm GMT on Thursday November 3 2022. General sale tickets will go on sale on from 9am GMT on Sunday November 6.
How many tickets can I buy?
For general sale tickets and coach and ticket packages, you can buy up to six tickets in one transaction.
How much are Glastonbury tickets?
Tickets for Glastonbury 2023 will cost £335, plus a £5 booking fee (and coach fees, if applicable). It’s an increase in price of £55 from the 2022 event, which cost £280 plus booking fee.
Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis put out a statement to justify the hike, saying: ‘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.’
Who are the Glastonbury 2023 headliners?
Last year saw Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney and Billie Eilish take to the stage, as well as Olivia Rodrigo, Diana Ross, Little Simz, Primal Scream, Pet Shop Boys and Wet Leg.
Elton John has been confirmed as the first Glastonbury headliner for 2023, who will be headlining the Pyramid Stage on Sunday night. It will be the final UK show of the Rocket Man’s last ever tour, so expect tears all round.
In a statement, Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis said: ‘It gives me enormous pleasure to let you know that the one and only Elton John will be making his first ever Glastonbury appearance, headlining the Pyramid Stage on the Sunday night next year.
‘This will be the final UK show of Elton’s last ever tour, so we will be closing the Festival and marking this huge moment in both of our histories with the mother of all send-offs.’
The rest of the 2023 line-up probably won’t be revealed until late spring next year, but there’s already been a fair amount of speculation as to who else might be playing the festival.
Harry Styles, the Spice Girls, Taylor Swift and even Beyoncé have been rumoured to be contenders, while Arctic Monkeys have reportedly already signed the deal to headline the Pyramid Stage.
How can I watch Glastonbury 2023 at home?
If you’re not prepared to be trudging through Worthy Farm’s hallowed mud next June, much of the festival (as ever) will be available to watch and listen to. The BBC will be broadcasting a ton of stuff across TV, radio, BBC Sounds, BBC iPlayer and online. Here’s the link for the BBC’s online Glasto hub.