Glastonbury organisers defend ticket price hikes for 2023 music festival
04.03.2023 - 19:37
A Glastonbury organiser has spoken out in defence of ticket price increases for this year's festival.
Fans who wish to attend the event, which will take place at Worthy Farm from June 21 to 25, should expect prices rising by £55 up to £340 depending on the ticket that they're after.
As reported by the Mirror, Festival organiser Emily Eavis, 43, has recently defended the price increase stating that they should actually be £100 more compared to last year.
She told The Sun: "We put it up by the minimum that we could.
"In order to do the exact same show as last time, we would have had to put £100 on the ticket.
"That’s the amount that costs have gone up."
Meanwhile, there has been a separate backlash against Glastonbury after the initial line-up was unveiled on Friday.
Some music fans have branded the line-up "awful" in terms of diversity with a list of performers that was stacked disproportionately towards white men. Fans took to the internet to share their thoughts on the line-up.
One expressed disappointment by tweeting: "Stormzy wasn't at big festival headliner status when he did Glastonbury and look what he did with the platform.
"Seems unusually backwards to not allow that same opportunity to literally any women."
Another commented: "Awful lack of diversity in the headliners. The undercard is excellent though."
And a further commenter said: "@glastonbury do better!!! All male headliners? You can’t even blame lack of talent, there is a overwhelming WEALTH of amazing women to choose from."
Defending the line-up to The Guardian, Emily pleaded: "We’re trying our best so the pipeline needs to be developed. This starts way back with the record companies, radio.
"I can shout as loud as I like but we need to get everyone on board."