Coach travel package tickets for Glastonbury Festival’s 2023 edition sold out in just 23 minutes, according to the organisers.
Coming available at 6:PM on Thursday evening, the official Twitter account for Glastonbury Festival posted at 6:23PM: “The Glastonbury 2023 coach + ticket packages on sale this evening have now all been sold. Thank you to everyone who bought one.”
General admission tickets for the Somerset festival will go on sale on this Sunday November 6 at 9:AM.
The Glastonbury 2023 coach + ticket packages on sale this evening have now all been sold. Thank you to everyone who bought one. Standard tickets are on sale at 9am GMT on Sunday morning (and @nationalexpress will offer coach travel to standard ticket holders from across the UK).
— Glastonbury Festival (@glastonbury) November 3, 2022
Securing a place for the annual June event is famously difficult, and ticket-hopefuls have been reacting on social media.
One person wrote on Twitter: “Glastonbury coach tickets are just a dress rehearsal for the main event – Sunday it’s knives out.”
Glastonbury coach tickets are just a dress rehearsal for the main event – Sunday it’s knives out
— Elise Bell™️ (@eliseybell) November 3, 2022
Another ticket trier wrote: “How did we manage to develop a Covid vaccine in 6 months, yet the Glastonbury ticket site is as bad as it’s ever been.”
How did we manage to develop a Covid vaccine in 6 months, yet the Glastonbury ticket site is still as bad as it’s ever been.
— Andy Croson (@MVMNTuk) November 3, 2022
The festival caused a stir last month when it announced a significant hike in its ticket price from the 2022 edition, which was originally scheduled to take place in 2020 before the pandemic-induced pause. It will now cost £335, with a £5 booking fee on top, up from £265 with a £5 booking fee.
Co-organiser of the festival Emily Eavis wrote on Twitter at the time: “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.
“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,” she continued. “We are, as always, hugely appreciative of your ongoing support.”
Isaac Muk is Mixmag’s Digital Intern, follow him on Twitter
Written by: Tim Hopkins