Sat. Jun 22nd, 2024

Glastonbury Festival 2023 ticket chaos as site crashes with ‘technical problem’

Glastonbury Festival tickets are selling like hot cakes but music fans devastated as site crashes (Image: Getty Images)

Glastonbury ticket buyers panic as website ‘crashes’ while music fans try desperately to purchase tickets for 2023 festival.

Glastonbury Festival fans have been left fuming as the ticket website ‘crashed’ while thousands of music fans clamoured to buy tickets.

After last year’s triumphant return for festival for its Covid-delayed 50th anniversary, fans hit the See Tickets website in droves desperate to buy tickets to the 2023 festival.

And the ticket seller has admitted they are dealing with a “technical problem” on the website.

“We’re working on a technical problem. If you’re trying to book @glastonbury tickets please bear with us – we’ll be back up and running soon,” the See Tickets official account tweeted.

Meanwhile, festival organisers urged fans to “stick to one device” as they refresh the ticket page.

“Tickets are selling, but we are seeing incredible demand,” Glastonbury Festival’s official account tweeted.

“Please keep trying – but please stick to one device.”

But music fans were left disappointed when the website appeared to be overloaded and repeatedly crashed as people tried to secure tickets – before they eventually sold out at 10.02am.

Festival goers enjoy the atmosphere at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton

“I never want to see your horrible website ever again,” one disappointed fan tweeted.

“The agony of details being entered only to crash following the click of ‘Proceed to payment’ is so specifically miserable,” another added.

“How is it possible to get through to the payment page, it crash 3 times, and still be without #Glastonbury tickets?” a third wrote.

Fans have been left disappointed after finding out that the 2023 tickets have had a massive price hike.

General sale tickets for Glastonbury 2023 will cost £70 more than tickets for the 2022 festival, which were originally sold in 2019 for Glastonbury 2020, before Covid delayed the festival for two years.

Festival goers have been quick to hit out at the increasing cost on Twitter, accusing Glastonbury of now being “exclusively for the wealthy”.

Festival-goers dance to the Hippo Sound System at the Glade Dome stage ( Image: Getty Images)

But co-organiser Emily Eavis has defended the new ticket prices. In a statement posted to Twitter she said: “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, whilst still recovering from the huge financial impact of two years without a festival because of Covid.”

While Glastonbury organisers are yet to confirm the line-up for 2023, there are some high-profile musicians who are rumoured to make an appearance.

According to The Sun, Eminem is reportedly in talks with Glastonbury bosses and is due to headline the Pyramid stage next summer.

A source told them: “Eminem is wanted for a huge slot at Glastonbury and has been in talks for yonks.

“His dates all line up and if they can get him on board, it will be the first time he has ever played at the festival.”

A general view of the ribbon tower and Park stage ( Image: Getty Images)

It’s also been reported that the Artic Monkeys have signed a deal to be a headliner at Glastonbury 2023.

A source said: “Alex Turner and the band are coming back to Glastonbury, and this time their set is going to be even bigger and better.

“The lads have signed on the dotted line and will return to the Pyramid Stage next June.”

If they do return, it will mark a decade since they last appeared on the Pyramid Stage of the iconic festival.

Another nostalgic musician keen to book a slot at Glastonbury is Take That star Robbie Williams.

Robbie, who has been a solo artist for 25 years now, told BBC Breakfast that he’d love to take the legends slot, saying: “I’d like another go round on that stage and feel that audience and get the chance to do it.”

But BBC journalist Colin Paterson revealed to Robbie that the Spice Girls are also interested in a headlining spot, with Mel C telling them “It’s the dream. It’s the absolute dream.”


By Chala Dandessa

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