Tickets for next year’s Glastonbury Festival have sold out within an hour of their going on sale.
On Sunday at 9:57am (GMT), organisers of the festival took to X – formally Twitter – to break the news, offering their “thanks to everyone who bought one” and apologies “to those […] who missed out, on a morning when demand greatly exceeded supply.”
Around 210,000 concertgoers will be making the journey to rural Somerset next June.
There will be another chance to purchase tickets early next year when cancelled or returned tickets go on resale. Yesterday’s tickets cost £355, with an additional £5 booking fee.
While tickets are sought after to the point of impossibility, there are other ways to get in amongst the action.
A number of volunteer positions are needing to be filled for Glastonbury 2024; charity Oxfam will be represented by around 2,000 volunteers at the event, which you can register your interest in on their website.
Festaff will be employing a number of volunteers, the duties of whom “usually involve working as part of a team of like-minded volunteers on some light & enjoyable tasks such as stewarding in the campsite, wristbanding and/or scanning tickets as patrons arrive at the event, front of house bar staff, campsite information point teams, or similar general assistance roles.”
Festaff also work with numerous other music festivals, including BST Hyde Park and Isle of Wight. Applications to volunteer with them for Glastonbury will open on February 1 2024.
There will also be 1,500 professional medical volunteers present at Glastonbury with Festival Medical Services. If you have medical, paramedic, or first aid qualifications, you can apply here on their website (https://www.festival-medical.org/)
The line-up of Glastonbury 2024 has yet to be announced, but plenty of speculation has been made online; Dua Lipa, Girls Aloud, and 2016 headliners Coldplay are the names most often proposed.
Event co-organiser Emily Eavis has said that the gender divide of the line-up will be split more evenly than this year’s, which saw all-male headliners.
The musician in the “legends” slot, which this year was Yusuf/Cat Stevens, has been confirmed by Eavis to be a female singer from the United States. Rumours have generated that Madonna will be the performer in question, but – although Eavis says that “everyone knows that [she] has wanted Madonna to play Glastonbury” – these claims have been denied.
The upcoming Glastonbury Festival will be taking place from Wednesday June 26 to Sunday June 30 2024.
Words By Harrison Jones.