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Why did Glastonbury not release any tickets for 2022?-Emily Bashforth-Entertainment – Metro

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Why did Glastonbury not release any tickets for 2022?-Emily Bashforth-Entertainment – Metro

Glastonbury tickets are notoriously hard to get your hands on (Picture: Getty Images)

Festival season is here, which means Glastonbury 2022 is right around the corner, with the likes of Billie Eilish taking to the stage as a headliner.

This year’s Glasto boasts a stellar line-up, including Sir Paul McCartney, Diana Ross, Kendrick Lamar, Fleetwood Mac and so many more – we just hope the weather holds out so we can enjoy them in all their glory!

However, no new tickets were released for Glastonbury this year, despite ther music festival making a triumphant return following two years of cancellations.

Why did Glastonbury not release any tickets for 2022?

Sadly, Glastonbury was cancelled for the past two years due to Covid, meaning its 50th anniversary celebrations couldn’t go ahead as planned.

Now that the huge event is finally back, general admission full weekend tickets for the 2022 festival are sold out, having rolled over deposits paid for the 2020 festival for a second year, following the cancellation of Glastonbury 2021.

The festival was cancelled for two years due to Covid (Picture: Shutterstock/marietta peros)

The Somerset festival allowed people to pay existing deposits from 9am on March 1 until 23.59 on March 7 this year.

If people did not pay their full ticket balances, the unwanted tickets went on sale, but you can imagine how hard these may have been to get hard of!

In fact, original tickets for 2022 sold out in just 30 minutes back in 2019, leaving around 2.2million people disappointed.

So, if you’re hoping to get into the festival this summer, your best bet might be grabbing a ticket off a kind friend, or just enjoying from the comfort of your sofa, with no tent or wellies needed.

When can you buy tickets for Glastonbury 2023?

If you didn’t score lucky this time, there’s always next year! (Picture: AFP)

If you were hoping to be at Glasto this year but weren’t able to get tickets, never fear, because there’s always the possibility that 2023 will be your year.

While Glastonbury 2023 has not been confirmed and a release date for tickets is purely speculation currently, there are things you can do now to secure a better chance of scoring tickets next time.

Firstly, you need to register for a ticket in advance before the first release, which you can do via the official Glastonbury website.

You will need to register with a photo, which are required to prevent ticket touting, since Glastonbury prohibits independent ticket resales.

There’s no rush on registration, though, as it can be done at any time in the run-up to the day tickets go on sale.

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While we don’t yet know when tickets for 2023 might go on sale, the first lot are usually made available in October, with resale tickets out closer to the event.

But, as you’re probably aware, getting Glastonbury tickets is no easy task, so it’s recommended to get your friends, fam and next door neighbours in on the action, logging on to the selling platform from several devices.

Glastonbury 2022 takes place from June 22-26. For those not able to attend in person, they can tune into the action from home with live coverage of Glastonbury as per set to be aired across BBC TV, radio and iPlayer for the duration of the festival.

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