Following its return in 2022 after two years off, Glastonbury 2023 is set to take place this Summer (Summer is Here SALE)r.
Thousands of music fans will descend on Worthy Farm for five days of live music – and there are hundreds of live acts to choose from as well as a star-studded headline bill.
Arctic Monkeys, Guns N’ Roses, and Elton John will perform huge headline sets across the weekend, with the all-male top bill causing controversy among some festivalgoers.
There’s something for everyone at the festival, so no matter what type of music you’re into – from motown to metal – Glastonbury has you covered.
Here’s everything you need to know about Glastonbury 2023.
When is Glastonbury 2023?
Glastonbury 2023 will take place at Worthy Farm from June 21 to June 25.
The coronavirus pandemic led to the 2020 and 2021 iterations of the festival not taking place, with the event returning last year to the delight of thousands of music fans.
This means that the festival’s planned fallow years, which take place every five years to prevent damage to the festival site, have been affected.
The last one took place in 2018, but because of the two cancellations, the next will happen in 2027 meaning there will be no Glastonbury Festival then
Who is playing Glastonbury this year?
A host of huge names have already been announced for this year’s festival.
Indie superstars Arctic Monkeys will headline the Friday night of the festival, followed by iconic rockers Guns N’ Roses on Saturday.
Rocketman hitmaker will end his string of farewell shows with a headline slot at Glastonbury on the Sunday night which is sure to get emotional.
This year’s all-male headline bill received backlash from some fans, with festival organiser Emily Eavis addressing the controversy.
‘We’re trying our best so the pipeline needs to be developed. This starts way back with the record companies, radio. I can shout as loud as I like but we need to get everyone on board,’ she explained, asserting that the music industry ‘needs to invest in more female musicians to create future headliners,’ she told The Guardian.
Cat Stevens will occupy this year’s legends slot which has previously seen performances from the likes of Dolly Parton, Kylie Minogue, and Tom Jones.
Glastonbury 2023 line up so far
- Alison Goldfrapp
- Amadou & Mariam
- Arctic Monkeys
- Becky Hill
- Candi Staton
- Carly Rae Jepsen
- Cat Burns
- Central Cee
- Christine And The Queens
- Elton John
- Ezra Collective
- Fatboy Slim
- Fever Ray
- Fred Again..
- Guns N’ Roses
- Hot Chip
- Joey Bada$$
- Lana Del Rey
- Lewis Capaldi
- Lil Nas X
- Loyle Carner
- Maggie Rogers
- MåneSki Goggles (On Sale Here)n
- Manic Street Preachers
- Nova Twins
- Rina Sawayama
- Royal Blood
- Stefflon Don
- Sudan Archives
- The Chicks
- The War On Drugs
- Weyes Blood
- Young Fathers
- Yusuf / Cat Stevens
Can you still get tickets?
Tickets for the festival are notoriously hard to secure, with general sale selling out in just over an hour for this year’s event.
But fear not – there are still some ways you can attend.
The Glastonbury ticket resale will take place in a number of different stages allowing hopeful festivalgoers the chance to grab returned tickets.
The first batch (ticket and coach travel options) will go on sale from 6pm on Thursday April 20.
General admission resale tickets will then go on sale from 9am on Sunday April 23.
Finally, accommodation options will be on sale from 12 noon on Thursday April 27.
General admission tickets cost £335 + £5 booking fee per person, and coach prices will vary depending on where you are travelling from in the UK.
You can buy up to four tickets in the general admission resale, but you can only book one ticket per registration number so if you’re looking to nab tickets for your friends, you’ll need their details at hand.
Unlike the main sale, you will have to pay the ticket balance within 24 hours as there is no option to put down a deposit and pay the rest later.
Resale tickets will only be available from glastonbury.seetickets.com. You need to have registered your details to be eligible to grab some resale tickets, with registration closing on April 17.
Can you watch the festival from home?
Glastonbury has not yet confirmed transmission details for this year’s event, though it is safe to say this year’s headline acts and major performances will be able to be watched via the BBC like in previous years.
The BBC launched a dedicated website for the festival where fans can watch performances from the 2022 event.
Last year, the majority of sets were broadcast across BBC Two, Three, and Four, as well as some coverage on BBC One covering performances from Olivia Rodrigo, Paul McCartney and Diana Ross.
Glastonbury Festival will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from June 21 to 25.
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