Glastonbury Festival ticket sale suddenly delayed hours before release
Posted by  badge Boss on Nov 02, 2023 - 09:40PM
The first Glastonbury 2024 ticket sale has been moved back by two weeks (Picture: Getty)

Festival’s 2024 ticket sale has been moved back by two weeks.

The for theiconic Worthy Farm event was due to kick off today (Thursday, November 2) at 6pm.

But organisers have now to 6pm GMT on Thursday, November 16.

General admission at 9am GMT on Sunday, November 19.

‘This is to ensure that everyone who would like to buy a ticket is registered and therefore eligible to purchase one,’ a statement from Glastonbury said.

Explaining the upheaval, their announcement continued: ‘Following this year’s festival, we alerted everyone with a registration which pre-dated 2020 of a scheduled review of the details held by See Tickets in the Glastonbury Festival registration database.

Tickets were due to go on sale today at 6pm (Picture: Jim Dyson/Redferns)

‘This was in order to ensure that the details we hold are current and that we do not store individuals’ information for any longer than is necessary. These registrants were asked to take action to confirm their registration if they wished to keep it.

‘As always, registration was then closed on Monday (October 30) ahead of the ticket sale.’

‘Unfortunately, it has come to light that some individuals hoping to buy for 2024 have discovered after Monday’s registration deadline that they are no longer registered, despite believing they were,’ organisers added.

‘Out of fairness to those individuals, we will be re-opening the window for registration at 12 noon on Monday, November 6. It will remain open until 5pm on Monday, November 13.’

Everyone hoping to buy a ticket to Glastonbury 2024 has been urged to either check their existing registration now or which remains free of charge, from 12 noon on Monday.

‘We apologise for the late change to the ticket sale dates, but we want to ensure that everyone who would like to buy a ticket for next year’s festival is able to confirm their registration ahead of the sale,’ they concluded.

Organisers apologised for the last-minute change as fans raged (Picture: Kate Green/Getty Images)

Reacting to the last-minute switch-up, Glasto fans weren’t happy.

One social media user wrote: ‘Bit mad it’s at such short notice, had taken time off work to be able to try tonight and Sunday. Understand it’s out of fairness but we all had the same notice and it’s not like there was multiple notifications sent to everyone :/’

‘Absolute joke. There was more than enough time to sort this out. Why delay it? You’re just making it harder for people who are organised. How is that fair?’, another blasted.

Another raged: ‘You’ve given people months to sort out their registration. If people haven’t sorted it when you’ve been sending emails reminding people for weeks then it really falls on them. Giving people a few hours notice is rubbish.’

However, others defended the decision.

‘I’m one of those affected. Checked my registration as instructed a few months ago but now it isn’t showing. This seems sensible step’, a reveller replied.

Glastonbury 2024 takes place from Wednesday, Jun 26 until Sunday, June 30 (Picture: Samir Hussein/Redferns)
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Glastonbury 2024 takes place from Wednesday, Jun 26 until Sunday, June 30.

The tickets for the festival will cost £355 plus a £5 booking fee for standard tickets, with £75 as a deposit and the balance due by the first week of April – a hefty sum, but fans argue

Tickets will be sold exclusively at .

Revellers are still awaiting but there’s been plenty of speculation around who will headline.

The likes of Madonna, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, and Coldplay as potential names for the Pyramid Stage.

Owner Emily Eavis has even been fuelling speculation herself, dropping a major hint that Madonna could be taking a detour to Somerset from her 40th anniversary Celebration Tour.

Speculation is rife that Madonna will be one of next year’s headliners (Picture: Kevin Mazur/MTV VMAs 2021/Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS)

Speaking to Annie Mac and Nick Grimshaw’s podcast Sidetracked With Annie And Nick, she revealed they had a slot saved for a ‘really big American artist’ on the Pyramid Stage.

‘I thought it was kind of taking shape, and then last week I just got a call.’

She added that most years, Glastonbury acts will be fully booked up from July the year before – but ‘this year we were holding out for a little bit longer.’