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Emily Eavis responds to fury over Glastonbury 2023 ticket prices

Faima Bakar

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Emily Eavis responds to fury over Glastonbury 2023 ticket prices

Prices of Glastonbury tickets, much like everything else, are at an all-time high which has understandably caused fury amongst fans of the much-loved festival.

And now, co-organiser of the music festival Emily Eavis has responded to the outrage and has given validation for the price hikes.

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fI you want to make Glastonbury 2023, you'll need to get saving now as it will now set you back a staggering £340 to get your hands on one of those golden tickets.

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The event next year has gone up by £55 as in 2022, it was priced at £280. These were initially £265, intended for 2020 which was postponed due to the pandemic.

A year later, it went up and it has once again increased in line with inflation.

Since news of the new costs was shared online last night (17 October), fans of the legendary festival have been expressing their outrage over the 'insane' price - especially in the current climate.

"this is insane… IN THIS RECESSION?" one person said, as another pointed out: "Wow. I can’t see how they can possibly justify such an increase but I guess supply/demand.

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If you want to go to Glastonbury next year, it'll set you back at least £340. Credit: Neil Phillips/Alamy Stock Photo
If you want to go to Glastonbury next year, it'll set you back at least £340. Credit: Neil Phillips/Alamy Stock Photo

"Should be easier to get tickets, although at this price, I’m not so bothered."

But after seeing the anger, co-organiser Eavis took to Twitter in response and explained the reasons behind the price hike.

She wrote: “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.

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Tickets go on sale in November, which is a little later than usual, and Eavis iterated that when the tickets drop, the price of the deposit will remain the same, with payment not expected for a few months.

She added: "The £50 deposit on ticket sales day in November will be the same as ever, 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.”

Emily Eavis has taken to Twitter to explain the reasoning behind the price hike. Credit: @emilyeavis/Twitter
Emily Eavis has taken to Twitter to explain the reasoning behind the price hike. Credit: @emilyeavis/Twitter
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Unless you already live in or near Somerset, you'll also need to sort out transport costs. You can buy these with your festival tickets, with prices varying depending on where you live.

Weekend headliners are rumoured to be the Arctic Monkeys, Elton John, Harry Styles, Sam Fender and potentially Eminem.

Last year's headliners on the Pyramid Stage included Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar and Sir Paul McCartney.

Glasto 2023 will take place 21st – 25th June 2023, and tickets and coach travel options will go on sale at 6pm GMT on Thursday 3rd November, 2022, with general admission tickets on sale at 9am GMT on Sunday 6th November, 2022. 

Featured Image Credit: REUTERS/Alamy Stock Photo/Matt Crossick/Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: UK News, Glastonbury, Festivals

Faima Bakar
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