One of the largest and most eagerly anticipated fiestas on the calendar, Glastonbury Festival started its humble journey with just 1,500 music fans in attendance. However, at the time, it was known as the Pilton Pop, Blues & Folk Festival rather than the Glastonbury Festival.

The music festival linked to Glastonbury in 1971 when it was renamed the Glastonbury Fayre.

Glastonbury Festival is one of the most applauded music festivals in the world and attracts all the biggies of the music industry. The attendance figures for this three-day musical event are always well more than 100,000, and it gets bigger every year.

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Glastonbury 2023 festival will happen from the 21st of June to the 25th of June. Glastonbury music festival 2023 will be graced by many eminent celebrities who will make you dance to every bit of music.

Glastonbury 2023 line-up

54 artists have been announced so far on the Glastonbury bill. 52% of them are male, and 46% feature a non-white member.

Elton John was the first confirmed performer for Glastonbury 2023. Guns ‘N’ Roses is another participant in this gala musical event. Duff McKagen confirmed that the band would perform on Three Chords & The Truth on SiriusXM radio.

Arctic Monkeys are the third name on the plate.  The band has already made headlines for the event and is performing for the third time.

Other Participants,

  • Lana Del Ray
  • Beth Orton
  • Shy Girl
  • Thundercat
  • Thirdworld
  • Ailbhe Reddy
  • The Busy Twist
  • Yaha Bay
  • WarPaint
  • The Chicks

Glastonbury Tickets

Ticket prices have increased by $76 since 2019. This year, Glastonbury ticket prices are around $365 plus a $5.45 booking fee (per person).

What is a hospitality ticket for Glastonbury 2023?

Hospitality tickets for Glastonbury 2023 are said to be offered at the festival’s discretion and supposedly reserved for professionals in the music industry. You can purchase several hospitality tickets for your team if you work for a record label or a company associated with the music industry.

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The hospitality camping field, where you can pitch your own tent and have access to showers and flushing toilets, as well as several onsite hospitality bars, are included in these, which cost roughly twice as much as the standard Glastonbury ticket.

Additionally, it gives you access to a cut-through between the main stage and the other stage, which can help you move quickly between sets. It’s important to note that this doesn’t let you watch from the side of the stage or access the artist areas on site.

Even though celebrities frequently appear in hospitality bars, this is not a “backstage pass”.

Dress Code for Glastonbury 2023

Glastonbury Music Festival is known for its relaxed and eclectic atmosphere, and no formal dress code is in place. However, it is essential to dress appropriately for the weather, which can be unpredictable in the UK.

Glastonbury Music Festival

You can wear comfortable and practical clothing, such as wellies or sturdy boots, as the festival occurs on a working farm, and the ground can get muddy and uneven. Lightweight and breathable clothing is also recommended, especially if the weather is warm.

Many festival-goers opt for colorful and eccentric outfits, with bohemian and hippie-inspired styles being particularly popular. Accessories such as hats, sunglasses, and bandanas are also common.

Ultimately, the most important thing is to wear clothing that makes you feel comfortable and confident while being mindful of the festival’s outdoor setting and potentially changing weather conditions.

What not to bring at Glastonbury?

  • Don’t bring gazebos as they take up much space in the campsites.
  • Food and alcohol for personal consumption are allowed on the site.
  • Don’t bring excess packaging with you to the venue.
  • Don’t bring anything made of glass, including perfumes and mirrors.
  • Don’t carry non-biodegradable body glitter. You can purchase bio-degradable glitter from the shops at the venue.
  • Instead of carrying disposable wipes (as they quickly break down into micro-plastics), try to carry a washcloth and a bar of soap.
  • Don’t bring unauthorized tape recorders, professional film or video equipment.

You need to pass security check-in at the entrance. Actions will be taken if you carry any illegal or offensive item.

Why is Glastonbury popular among music fans?

As we have alluded to, it attracts some of the biggest names in music for a start. Some big names are already being linked with the Glastonbury 2023 festival, including Elton John, Guns N Roses and Artic Monkeys.

Glastonbury popular among music fans

In previous years also, we have seen many famous names, including Paul McCartney, Jay-Z, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, The Who, REM, Coldplay, Oasis, Black Eyed Peas, Radiohead, The Foo Fighters, Scissor Sisters, Lady Gaga and The Killers.

Another reason why it is so popular is simply because it is an experience rather than just another festival. The music starts on a Friday and ends on Sunday night, but you can arrive much earlier in the week, set up your tent, and just relax with your friends and other music fans in a field in the middle of the Somerset countryside.

This festival is also very spiritual because it is close to Glastonbury, one of the most spiritual places in England, and has a fascinating history dating back to King Arthur.

A documentary made a year or two ago suggested that Jesus may even have visited Glastonbury to learn more about spirituality. But there is no clear evidence to back this up at present.

Conclusion

Glastonbury Festival has inscribed its name for its unique atmosphere and community spirit. Many participants often enjoy camping onsite and indulge in various communal activities.

It is not only a musical festival, but its commitment towards sustainability is also commendable. Glastonbury 2023 has implemented several initiatives to minimize environmental impacts, such as recycling and composting programs, renewable energy sources, and a ban on single-use plastic bottles.

FAQ

Is Glastonbury every three years?

Glastonbury Festival will happen on the final weekend of June (21st June-25th June). Due to the large number of people who attend the iconic festival, it traditionally has a “fallow year” every five years to let the land rest.