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Glastonbury has hiked ticket prices for 2023 – and Twitter is angry

Next year’s festival will be the most expensive ever

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Faima Bakar
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Sad news, folks: the cost of going to Glasto has gone up. Just like our energy bills, Glastonbury tickets are rising in line with inflation (and then some). Organisers announced last night that the festival would cost attendees £335, plus the £5 booking fee. 

Many took to Twitter to complain about the hikes. In 2020, the entry price was £265 plus booking fee. But after the festival got delayed due to the pandemic, it went up to £280. Now, it’s up by another £55.

This new cost also doesn’t include travel, which you can add on to your ticket for a further cost, with the price depending on the location you’re travelling from. 

While some said the increase was still good value for money, others said it was exclusionary. One person wrote on Twitter: ‘Even if it is value for money. The constant price increases over the last ten years and now this one is excluding more people than it ever has.’ Another said: ‘That’s a sting to the face with the current financial climate.’

Some likened the event to becoming like a ‘gap year’ in that more well-off people are able to afford it than their counterparts.

In response to the outcry, Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis put out a statement, 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.’

Glastonbury 2023 will take place in Somerset from June 21 to 25. Tickets go on sale on November 6.

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