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Glastonbury 2024: Everything you need to know about this year’s festival

Revellers are gearing up for 2024’s ticket sale.

By Joe Goggins

The Hives at Glastonbury 2023 (Picture: Aaron Parsons/Rolling Stone UK)

Last year’s edition of Glastonbury Festival confirmed beyond any doubt that it has bounced back after two enforced fallow years in 2020 and 2021, with the 2023 festival having been headlined by Arctic Monkeys, Guns N’ Roses and, in an emotional farewell, Elton John, who played his last-ever British gig at Worthy Farm in front of a mammoth crowd.

Now, attention is turning to this year’s edition, and you can find details on the ticket sale and lineup rumours so far in our guide below.

Is Glastonbury scheduled to go ahead this year?

It is again all systems go for 2024 in Pilton. Ordinarily, Glastonbury takes place four out of every five years, with the fifth year being a fallow year to allow Worthy, which remains a working farm, to recover from the obvious wear and tear of hosting a 210,000-strong party every summer. Given that the last fallow year was 2018, 2023 would have been the next one, had it not been for the pandemic, which enforced two consecutive fallow summers and gave Eavis’ cows the place to themselves in 2020 and 2021. With such an unusually long time off for the turf during the COVID for years, the next fallow year could happen as late as 2027, meaning Glastonbury will proceed as normal in 2024.

When does it take place and how can I get tickets?

It’s been confirmed that the festival will take place from June 26-30 this year, but tickets are already sold out. A resale is set to take place this month, so check out the full dates for that below.

  • Ticket + Coach travel options – Thursday 18th April, 6pm (BST).
  • General Admission tickets – Sunday 21st April, 9am (BST).
  • Accommodation options – Sunday 21st April, 11am on (BST).

In anticipation of this, Glastonbury released an official warning in January against bogus ticket sellers.

In addition, they stressed that “some of the Festival’s official partners may run officially endorsed competitions in the coming months”.

As has been the case for over a decade, successful tickets buyers were required to pre-register with official photo ID, which was initially introduced to cut down on ticket touts. Each attendee’s ticket comes with a photo of their face printed on it.

It’s also set to be tougher than ever to get tickets, with Emily Eavis previously confirming that the festival has had its “highest percentage of ticket balances paid ever”.

“Just heard that we had our highest percentage of ticket balances paid ever! Incredible. Thanks so much everyone,” she said yesterday.

“There will be a resale of the (very limited) returned tickets later this month.”

Have any headliners been announced yet?

Yes! Mid-March saw the release of Glastonbury’s traditional first poster, with a stage-by-stage breakdown of the biggest acts set to hit Worthy Farm.

Dua Lipa, Coldplay and SZA will headline the Pyramid Stage, with Shania Twain occupying the traditional Sunday afternoon Legends’ Slot. Others to take to the iconic main stage will be LCD Soundsystem, K-pop band SEVENTEEN, Burna Boy, PJ Harvey, Janelle Monáe, Olivia Dean and more.

Headlining the Other Stage will be IDLES, Disclosure and The National with the likes of The Streets, The Last Dinner Party and Confidence Man also on the bill, while the Woodsies Stage (formerly the John Peel Stage) will be headlined by Jamie xx, Gossip and James Blake.

Jungle, Jessie Ware and Justice are headlining the West Holts Stage, while The Park will play host to Fontaines D.C., Peggy Gou, London Grammar and more.

Others on the Glastonbury 2024 line-up include Barry Can’t Swim, Lankum, Nia Archives, Squid, Yard Act, NewDad, High Vis and more. You can see the full first poster announcement below.