Recently, Glastonbury Festival announced an increase in their ticket price, and as a % it was quite noticeable. £55 up each. Oddly, people reacted badly to this which is strange considering the price of literally everything is rising for all of us and Glastonbury doesn’t exist in a weird frozen bubble (I mean when you’re there you in a marvellously weird bubble but that’s different.)
So, Emily Eavis has had to do some clarifying:
“I wanted to post about the 2023 Glastonbury ticket price which was announced today. 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.”
“The £50 deposit on ticket sales day in November will be the same as ever, the balance not due until April. And, as always, there will be opportunities for many thousands of people to come as volunteers or as part of the crew.
“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. We are, as always, hugely appreciative of your ongoing support.”
This is entirely reasonable.