Glastonbury 2024 - live updates: Tickets sold out as Twitter users complain of ‘screen of death’

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Glastonbury 2024 - live updates: Tickets sold out as Twitter users complain of ‘screen of death’

After a frenzied rush for coach tickets earlier this week, general admission passes for Glastonbury Festival 2024 went on sale at 9am GMT this morning.

Organisers have urged anyone hoping to buy a ticket to check their existing registration immediately or submit a new registration.

Considering that coach tickets sold out in 25 minutes on Thursday (16 November), we’ve compiled a handy list of tips and tricks to maximise your chances at landing a ticket to Worthy Farm.

The sale comes as rumours swirl around potential headliners for next year’s festival at Worthy Farm. Following criticism over 2023’s all-male headliners, co-organiser Emily Eavis has hinted that two female acts could top the Pyramid Stage next year, with another booked for the Legends slot.

Ticket sales were delayed by two weeks this year “out of fairness” to customers who didn’t realise their registrations had expired.

A statement was posted to the Glastonbury website just hours before the tickets were originally due to go on sale on Thursday 2 November announcing that the sale date had been postponed.

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Glastonbury 2024 tickets go on sale today!

Thursday 16 November 2023 08:45 , Roisin O'Connor

How to get Glastonbury Festival 2024 tickets today

Hello, and welcome back to our liveblog for the Glastonbury 2024 ticket sale!

After the hiccup with registration earlier this month, things should hopefully run smoothly this evening as coach tickets go on sale at 6pm.

Ahead of time, here are some top tips for getting tickets to Glastonbury Festival 2024

• A good internet connection. The last thing you need is your broadband failing at the precise moment the transaction is going through.

• The time. You need to be on the tickets page on the Glastonbury website at precisely 6pm on 2 November, or 9am on 5 November for general sale. So set your alarms!

• Money at the ready. Make sure your correct bank details, including the right billing address, and know the answers to any additional security questions you might be asked by your card issuer (this is likely if you’re buying multiple tickets). Accept the terms and conditions and make sure you complete the check out within the allocated time slot.

• It’s not over until the SOLD OUT sign appears on the Glastonbury website. So don’t freak out if you see a message notifying fans that “all available tickets have now been allocated”. That means the orders are being processed, but at least a few people end up running out of time... meaning the tickets are up for grabs again.

• Avoid multiple tabs. As stated on the Glastonbury website, trying to buy tickets on multiple tabs could actually put you at risk of confusing the ticket sales process and result in a failed transaction. “We strongly advise that you use just one browser tab when trying to book tickets, in order to avoid possible problems with your transaction,” Glastonbury says.

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While we wait to hear who will headline next year’s Glastonbury, here’s a look back at our critic’s withering review of 2023 headliners Guns N’ Roses

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Despite having to cut his set short, Capaldi still managed to pull off one of the most moving moments at Glastonbury this year, writes Mark Beaumont:

Lewis Capaldi’s Glastonbury set was an emotion-charged singalong - review

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Cat Stevens performs ‘Moonshadow’ at Glastonbury 2023

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Elton John’s headline set on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2023 was one of the best-received performances of all time. Check out our critic’s glowing five-star review:

At Glastonbury, Elton John throws the world’s greatest retirement party – review

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From Madonna to Taylor Swift, who’s rumoured to headline Glastonbury 2024?

Thursday 16 November 2023 12:21 , Roisin O'Connor

Tickets to Glastonbury Festival are going on sale soon, but who’s going to be on the lineup?

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Arctic Monkeys play Glastonbury 2023

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The full festival lineup typically isn’t unveiled until May – just one month before it takes place at Worthy Farm, Somerset – but that won’t stop music fans from speculating over who could top the Pyramid Stage.

In a recent episode of Annie Macmanus and Nick Grimshaw’s podcast Sidetracked, Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis revealed she was recently offered a “really big American artist” she hopes will headline next year.

Eavis has hinted that next year’s festival could be headlined by two women, with another in the Legend Slot, following fierce criticism at 2023’s all-male headliners.

As the ticket sale countdown begins, let’s run through some of the line up rumours.

 (Getty/istock/Independent)
(Getty/istock/Independent)

From Madonna to Dua Lipa, who’s rumoured to headline festival?

Tickets to Glastonbury Festival are going on sale soon, but who’s going to be on the lineup?

Top tips for getting tickets to Glastonbury Festival 2024

Thursday 16 November 2023 15:29 , Tom Murray

After the hiccup with registration earlier this month, things should hopefully run more smoothly as tickets go on general sale on Sunday (19 November).

Here’s our music correspondent Roisin O’Connor’s top tips to help ensure you get those Glastonbury 2024 tickets:

• A good internet connection. The last thing you need is your broadband failing at the precise moment the transaction is going through.

• The time. You need to be on the tickets page on the Glastonbury website at precisely 6pm on 16 November, or 9am on 19 November for general sale. So set your alarms!

• Money at the ready. Make sure your correct bank details, including the right billing address, and know the answers to any additional security questions you might be asked by your card issuer (this is likely if you’re buying multiple tickets). Accept the terms and conditions and make sure you complete the check out within the allocated time slot.

• It’s not over until the SOLD OUT sign appears on the Glastonbury website. So don’t freak out if you see a message notifying fans that “all available tickets have now been allocated”. That means the orders are being processed, but at least a few people end up running out of time... meaning the tickets are up for grabs again.

• Avoid multiple tabs. As stated on the Glastonbury website, trying to buy tickets on multiple tabs could actually put you at risk of confusing the ticket sales process and result in a failed transaction. “We strongly advise that you use just one browser tab when trying to book tickets, in order to avoid possible problems with your transaction,” Glastonbury says.

Taylor Swift ruled out of headlining Glastonbury 2024

Thursday 16 November 2023 16:00 , Inga Parkel

Despite eager Swift fans hoping that she will one-day headline Glastonbury, it appears they’ll have to continue waiting.

Following the conclusion of this year’s Worthy Farm festival, fans immediately began speculating over which artists would fill next year’s headline slots.

Among those rumoured were Swift, Rihanna, The 1975, Spice Girls and Madonna.

However, in July, the “Anti-Hero” singer appeared to rule herself out of the Pyramid Stage potentials.

In an announcement made across her social media platforms, Swift revealed that “we’re adding 14 new shows to The Eras Tour”.

One of the dates includes a third new consecutive Dublin show on Sunday 30 July 2024. Originally, Swift was only scheduled to perform two Dublin shows on 28 and 29 June 2024, leaving room for a possible Glastonbury getaway on Sunday – the 2024 festival will take place from 26 to 30 June.

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Taylor Swift (Getty Images for TAS Rights Mana)
Taylor Swift (Getty Images for TAS Rights Mana)

Taylor Swift ruled out of headlining Glastonbury 2024 as she adds 14 new dates to Eras tour

‘Anti-Hero’ singer was among rumoured headliners for next year’s Worthy Farm festival

Robbie Williams felt imposter syndrome before Glastonbury set: ‘I’m gonna be found out’

Thursday 16 November 2023 16:30 , Tom Murray

Glastonbury organiser responds to 2024 headliner ‘leak’

Thursday 16 November 2023 17:00 , Inga Parkel

Days after ticket sales for next year’s edition of the Worthy Farm festival were pushed back by two weeks, a leak claimed to know who the three main performers on the festival’s famous Pyramid Stage would be.

On Saturday (4 November), MailOnline ran a report claiming that the three headliners had been confirmed as Madonna, Dua Lipa and Coldplay.

This lineup would have matched with Eavis’s hint that two female artists will headline next year, after Glastonbury was criticised for the all-male artists topping the bill on the Pyramid Stage this year.

While Arctic Monkeys and Elton John were originally signed up to perform, it was widely rumoured that Guns N’ Roses replaced US pop star Taylor Swift, who apparently pulled out due to commitments for her Eras tour.

Despite strong rumours that Madonna will headline next year, Eavis debunked the entire report as “untrue”, writing on Twitter the following day: “As always, there is much speculation and excitement about who is playing next year at Glastonbury.

Read more:

 (Getty Images / X/Twitter)
(Getty Images / X/Twitter)

Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis responds to 2024 headliner ‘leak’

Eavis said headline acts won’t be revealed until the new year as it’s ‘changing every day’

Emily Eavis drops headliner hints

Thursday 16 November 2023 17:26 , Tom Murray

Last month, Glasto organiser Emily Eavis dropped some major hints about the 2024 headliners, revealing that the legend slot will be a female act.

“2024 is still a little up in the air,” she told Annie Macmanus and Nick Grimshaw on the 26 October episode of their podcast, Sidetracked with Annie and Nick.

“And I thought it was kind of taking shape and then last week I just got a call, and this is what happens if you wait a little longer, because quite often we’ll be booked up from July. This year we’re holding out for a little bit longer and last week I got a call from a really big American artist saying this person’s around next year, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is incredible.’ Thank God we held the slot.”

She continued: “It is difficult with female artists because there aren’t enough headliners. But we’re also creating them. We’re putting the bands and female artists on smaller stages and bringing them through all the time so I feel like the pool is going to be bigger soon. And who knows next year we might get two… And certainly I can say that the legend is female.”

Read more:

Emily Eavis drops major hints about Glastonbury 2024 headliners

How many people tried to get tickets last year?

Thursday 16 November 2023 17:49 , Tom Murray

This is probably the last thing you’ll want to hear, but I’m feeling mischievous. Last year, about 2.5 million people tried to get tickets to Glastonbury with capacity locked at 210,000.

Those odds may not look great, but fear not – we’re here to give you the best shot possible. Take a look at our top tips pinned to the top of this blog and make sure you’re as ready as can be when tickets drop at 6pm.

The time is now: Glastonbury tickets on sale

Thursday 16 November 2023 18:00 , Tom Murray

This is it folks! Glastonbury tickets including coach travel are online now. If you haven’t already, follow the link below.

Good luck!

https://glastonbury.seetickets.com/content/extras

Glastonbury hopefuls react as The Great Queue commences

Thursday 16 November 2023 18:15 , Tom Murray

Some brilliant reactions are already pouring in on Twitter/X as people sit on the holding site.

It’s important to laugh through the pain.

Wednesday coach tickets sold out

Thursday 16 November 2023 18:23 , Tom Murray

Unsurprisingly, it took just 15 minutes for the Wednesday coach tickets to sell out. Thursday still available for now it seems...

See Tickets issues warning

Thursday 16 November 2023 18:24 , Tom Murray

See Tickets has warned hopefuls that “any departures for @Glastonbury 2024 showing as ‘tickets not available’ are now fully booked, please select an alternative departure day/time.”

Going... Going... Gone! Tickets sold out in 25 minutes

Thursday 16 November 2023 18:30 , Tom Murray

That’s all, folks. Coach tickets for Glastonbury 2024 have officially sold out – it took just 25 minutes.

Fear not, though. If you have other means of transport, general tickets will go on sale on Sunday, 19 November at 9am GMT.

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Saturday 18 November 2023 17:09 , Maanya Sachdeva

Saturday 18 November 2023 01:01 , Tom Murray

We’re back folks! Building up the excitement early as tickets go on sale at 9am GMT on Sunday (19 November). Check out our pinned post for our top tips on how to give yourself the best chance of landing the coveted tickets.

How to get into Glastonbury if you miss out on tickets

Saturday 18 November 2023 03:09 , Tom Murray

As you know, the vast majority of people who register will fail to land tickets on Sunday. However, there is more than one way to get into the festival.

Glastonbury has a whole section of its website dedicated to the jobs you can do in return for a festival ticket.

Every year a whole host of organisations ask for volunteers to join them at the festival in return for free access. Normally people are required to work three eight-hour shifts for their ticket; though, this may vary depending on the organisation.

Read more here:

How to get into Glastonbury Festival if you missed out on tickets

Robbie Williams felt imposter syndrome before Glastonbury set: ‘I’m gonna be found out’

Saturday 18 November 2023 04:20 , Tom Murray

Voices: 'Spare us the moan about your fight to get Glastonbury tickets – it’s all about the pain and pleasure’

Saturday 18 November 2023 06:10 , Tom Murray

From the moment your Glastonbury experience begins, you commit to a physical and mental assault course, writes Emily Sheffield. And this, just as much as the music, is why it is worth every penny you spend.

Read more:

You’re approaching Glastonbury tickets all wrong

Emily Eavis responds to 2024 headliner ‘leak’

Saturday 18 November 2023 07:55 , Tom Murray

Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis has addressed a report that claimed to reveal who would be headlining the 2024 festival.

Days after ticket sales for next year’s edition of the Worthy Farm festival were pushed back by two weeks, a leak claimed to know who the three main performers on the festival’s famous Pyramid Stage would be.

Read more:

Glastonbury organiser responds to 2024 headliner ‘leak’

Music lovers hoping to attend Glastonbury warned to watch out for scammers

Saturday 18 November 2023 09:16 , Maanya Sachdeva

Music lovers are being warned by a major bank to watch out for scammers circling as Glastonbury Festival tickets become available.

HSBC UK said criminals will typically pose as a seller and post on social media or online marketplaces.

Full story here:

Music lovers hoping to attend Glastonbury warned to watch out for scammers

How to get into Glastonbury Festival if you missed out on tickets

Saturday 18 November 2023 10:16 , Maanya Sachdeva

The Independent has put together this handy guide of tips and tricks to give yourself the best odds at landing those coveted tickets; however, if you’re in the millions who didn’t manage to get their hands on one, there are some other ways to get into Glastonbury – and no, we’re not talking about jumping the fence.

Tom Murray reports:

How to get into Glastonbury Festival if you missed out on tickets

From Madonna to Taylor Swift, who’s rumoured to headline Glastonbury 2024?

Saturday 18 November 2023 11:16 , Maanya Sachdeva

Here’s everything Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis has said about the lineup, including hinting hat next year’s festival could be headlined by two women.

From Madonna to Taylor Swift, who’s rumoured to headline Glastonbury 2024?

Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis responds to 2024 headliner ‘leak’

Saturday 18 November 2023 13:11 , Maanya Sachdeva

Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis previously addressed a report that claimed to reveal who would be headlining the 2024 festival, adding the line-up won’t be announced until the new year.

Full story here:

Glastonbury organiser responds to 2024 headliner ‘leak’

Saturday 18 November 2023 14:16 , Maanya Sachdeva

Glastonbury fans are getting ready for Sunday’s general admission tickets sale, while managing their expectations about securing these famously elusuve passes with a sense of humour.

Here are some of the best fan reacts on X/Twitter:

The 22 greatest Glastonbury performances ever, from Beyoncé to Paul McCartney

Saturday 18 November 2023 15:16 , Maanya Sachdeva

Glastonbury is where musical history is made and cultural colossi are crowned on a near-annual basis.

Here are some of the best-ever performances that Worthy Farm has seen:

The 22 greatest Glastonbury performances ever

Spare us the moan about your fight to get Glastonbury tickets – it’s all about the pain and pleasure

Saturday 18 November 2023 16:16 , Maanya Sachdeva

From the moment your Glastonbury experience begins, you commit to a physical and mental assault course, writes Emily Sheffield. And this, just as much as the music, is why it is worth every penny you spend.

Read more here:

You’re approaching Glastonbury tickets all wrong

Glastonbury Festival 2024: Five tips and tricks to get tickets

Saturday 18 November 2023 17:16 , Roisin O’Connor

Ahead of the inevitable frenzy when the ticket sale opens this weekend, Glastonbury’s organisers have offered a number of tips on how best to maximise your chances.

Here’s what you need to do:

• Make sure you have a good internet connection. The last thing you need is your broadband failing at the precise moment the transaction is going through.

• You need to be on the tickets page on the Glastonbury website at precisely 6pm on 16 November, or 9am on 19 November for general sale. So set your alarms!

• Ensure you have all your card details on hand, and that you and know the answers to any additional security questions you might be asked by your card issuer (this is likely if you’re buying multiple tickets).

• It’s not over until the SOLD OUT sign appears on the Glastonbury website. So don’t freak out if you see a message notifying fans that “all available tickets have now been allocated”. That means the orders are being processed, but at least a few people end up running out of time... meaning the tickets are up for grabs again.

• Avoid multiple tabs. As stated on the Glastonbury website, trying to buy tickets on multiple tabs could actually put you at risk of confusing the ticket sales process and result in a failed transaction.

Glastonbury: The earthy magic and lawless energy of being a child at the festival

Saturday 18 November 2023 18:16 , Maanya Sachdeva

The Independent’s Adam White recalls the years he was more interested in seeing The Corrs than Courtney Love, and when the colours, noise and fire-breathing spiders gripped his imagination.

Read more here:

The earthy magic and lawless energy of being a child at Glastonbury

30,000 steps a day and ‘Glasto Lip’: What it’s like to work at Glastonbury Festival

Saturday 18 November 2023 19:16 , Maanya Sachdeva

From the dreaded night shifts to looking after vulnerable festival-goers, there’s plenty going on behind the scenes at the legendary music festival.

Louis Chilton reports:

30,000 steps a day and ‘Glasto Lip’: What it’s like to work at Glastonbury Festival

When did the Worthy Farm festival first start?

Saturday 18 November 2023 20:16 , Maanya Sachdeva

The iconic music festival, which is usually held every year in Worthy Farm, Somerset, has been going for more than half a century.

Here’s a brief look at the origins of one of the world’s music’s biggest events:

When did Glastonbury start?

Free milk, £1 camping and political protests: Glastonbury through the years, in pictures

Saturday 18 November 2023 22:16 , Maanya Sachdeva

As the Worthy Farm festival enters its 54th year, take a trip down memory lane to see how Glastonbury has changed since it was launched in 1970:

June 1971:  A young woman dances topless in front of the pyramid stage at the second Glastonbury fayre (Getty Images)
June 1971: A young woman dances topless in front of the pyramid stage at the second Glastonbury fayre (Getty Images)
A punk relaxes in 1983 (Nils Jorgensen/Shutterstock)
A punk relaxes in 1983 (Nils Jorgensen/Shutterstock)
Telephones at Glastonbury in 1985 (David O'Neil/ANL/Shutterstock)
Telephones at Glastonbury in 1985 (David O'Neil/ANL/Shutterstock)
Keith Flynn of the band ‘Prodigy’ performing in 1997 (PA)
Keith Flynn of the band ‘Prodigy’ performing in 1997 (PA)

Full story here:

Free milk, £1 camping and political protests: Glastonbury through the years

How to get into Glastonbury Festival if you missed out on tickets

06:00 , Tom Murray

Sunday (19 November) morning will end in jubilation for some and heartbreak for many more as general sale tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2024 go on sale.

Last year, around 2.5 million people competed for 210,000 tickets.

The Independent has put together this handy guide of tips and tricks to give yourself the best odds at landing those coveted tickets; however, if you’re in the millions who didn’t manage to get their hands on one, there are some other ways to get into Glastonbury – and no, we’re not talking about jumping the fence.

Find out more here:

How to get into Glastonbury Festival if you missed out on tickets

The countdown has begun!

08:41 , Maanya Sachdeva

General admission tickets go on sale after coach passes sold out in 25 minutes

09:04 , Maanya Sachdeva

Music fans all over the country are trying to secure tickets to Glastonbury Festival next year, as general admission passes went on sale at 9am this morning.

Follow along for live updates as we track the annual scramble for tickets to Worthy Farm.

Some early successes

09:08 , Maanya Sachdeva

A few early success stories coming through, after Twitter/X users confirmed they had miraculously secured passes within the first few minutes of tickets going on sale this morning.

09:11 , Maanya Sachdeva

However, most X/Twitter users remained in the queue for passes, sharing images of the “screen of death” – or the holding page which refreshes every 20 seconds.

09:23 , Maanya Sachdeva

X/Twitter users are quipping about creative ways to attend Glastonbury, as the holding page continues to auto-refresh for most people trying to buy tickets right now.

Last-minute advice

09:25 , Maanya Sachdeva

Glastonbury ticketing partner has the following advice if you’re trying (and failing) to make it past the holding page:

“If you are trying to book @glastonbury tickets this morning, we ask that you please close any extra devices / tabs, so that we can serve you as quickly as possible.”

See Tickets added that bookings for the Worthy Farm festival are “being processed steadily” but noted that the site is “exceptionally busy” this morning.

09:39 , Maanya Sachdeva

Around 37 minutes into the Glastonbury Festival general admission tickets sale, and we’re still going! However, social media users are dreading the moment when the holding page is replaced by a “sold out” message, with many speculating it’s imminent...

09:51 , Maanya Sachdeva

We’re all getting through the Glastonbury ticket sale with several cups of coffee, a strong internet connection, and some quality humour.

Tickets for Glastonbury 2024 are now sold out

10:00 , Maanya Sachdeva

Glastonbury tickets take almost an hour to sell out after people report technical issues

10:13 , Maanya Sachdeva

After 59 minutes, Glastonbury general admission tickets were “sold out”, with the festival’s official ticketing partner confirming the news on X/Twitter.

The official Glastonbury X account shared a similar message, writing that “demand greatly exceeded supply” of passes yet again.

Annabel Nugent has the full report here:

Glastonbury tickets take an hour to sell out after people report technical issues

What to do if you didn’t get tickets...

11:22 , Annabel Nugent

Those unable to secure a ticket this time around will have another chance in the resale in spring 2024. In the meantime, however, check out The Independent’s guide to alternative ways you can attend the festival...

How to get into Glastonbury Festival if you missed out on tickets

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