Glastonbury 2023: Guide to door opening times, how to get tickets, weather forecast and travel

Glastonbury will take place this weekend at Worthy Farm in Somerset.

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Glastonbury Festival is nearly here and festival goers from all over the country will flock to Worthy Farm for the legendary music event. Around 210,000 festival-goers are expected to attend the event between June 21 and 25, with Pyramid Stage headliners including Arctic Monkeys, Guns N’ Roses and Sir Elton John over the weekend.

On the Other Stage, Wizkid, Lana Del Rey and Queens of the Stone Age are expected to entertain crowds as headliners, alongside more than 1,000 other acts across more than 100 stages.

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When Glastonbury tickets went live in November 2022, they sold out in minutes. At the time, organisers for the festival said: “Demand far exceeded supply”. The festival held their ticket resale on April 23, offering up any tickets which weren’t paid for in full before the deadline. However, this batch of tickets sold out in just six minutes.

But what time will doors open for Glastonbury Festival and can you still get tickets? Here’s everything you need to know.

Glastonbury 2023 - what time will doors open?

The car park for Glastonbury will open at 9pm today (June 20) so festival-goers can avoid last minute queues. However, there will be no entertainment or facilities in the car parks and Festival-goers will be expected to remain in their cars until the Festival gates open at 8am on Wednesday morning.

From 8am on Wednesday (June 21), the pedestrian gates will operate 24 hours a day until the end of the festival.

Glastonbury 2023 - weather forecast

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Wednesday, June 21

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Light showers throughout the day. Maximum temperature of 21°C.

Thursday, June 22

Sunny skies throughout the day. Maximum temperature of 22°C.

Friday, June 23

Cloudy throughout the day. Maximum temperature of 22°C.

Saturday, June 24

Cloudy with sunny intervals. Maximum temperature of 24°C.

Sunday, June 25

Sunny intervals. Maximum temperature of 24°C.

Glastonbury 2023 line-up

  • Arctic Monkeys 
  • Royal Blood 
  • The Churnups 
  • Texas 
  • Stefflon Don 
  • Maisie Peters 
  • The Master Musicians Of Joujouka 
  • Guns N’ Roses
  • Lizzo 
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Aitch
  • Amadou & Mariam 
  • Raye 
  • Rick Astley
  • Elton John 
  • Lil Nas X 
  • Blondie 
  • Yusuf / Cat Stevens
  • The Chicks
  • Sophie Ellis-Bextor 
  • The Bristol Reggae Orchestra And Windrush Choir 
  • Wizkid 
  • Fred Again.. 
  • Chvrches 
  • Krept & Konan 
  • Carly Rae Jepsen 
  • Lightning Seeds
  • The Hives 
  • Ben Howard 
  • Lana Del Rey 
  • Central Cee
  • Manic Street Preachers 
  • Maggie Rogers
  • Generation Sex 
  • Tom Grennan 
  • The Lathums 
  • The Unthanks 
  • Queens Of The Stone Age 
  • The War On Drugs
  • Becky Hill 
  • Dermot Kennedy
  • The Teskey Brothers 
  • Nova Twins 
  • Japanese Breakfast
  • The Joy 

For the full line up and set times, see here.

Glastonbury Festival travel info

There are a number of ways to travel to Glastonbury this year. If you’re coming to the festival by train, car, or coach, here’s everything you need to know.

Car

Glastonbury ticket holders coming to the event by car can purchase a car parking pass on the gate for £60 (cash only). The passes are non-transferable, and attempts to re-sell them may result in their cancellation.

Directions:

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• From south London: M3 then A303 and A37. (Sat Nav TA11 7DP).

• From Swindon: M4 then A350 onto the A361. (Sat Nav BA4 4LY).

• From the North East: A1 or M1, M25 to M3 (Junction 12), then A303 and A37. (Sat Nav TA11 7DP)

• From the Midlands: Preferably M40 and A34 to A303 and A37. (Sat Nav TA11 7DP)

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• From the North West: M6, M5 to A39 (Junction 23) then A361. (Sat Nav BA6 9XE)

• From Wales: M4, M5 to A39 (as above) (Sat Nav BA6 9XE)

• For more local traffic using the A37 North or A361 East (Sat Nav BA4 4LY)

Bus

There is also a drop off/pick up point at the festival. The 24 Drop and Collect service includes a 24/7 bus service that runs to and from the Festival (GATE A) continuously.

After they’ve been dropped off, festival-goers can catch the bus to Pedestrian Gate A where you will get quicker access to the site. There’s less walking involved, making it is safer and much quicker.

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The Drop and Collect will be open for the public from 9am on Tuesday (June 20) onwards and remains open until 8pm on Monday (June 26).

For more information, visit the Glastonbury website.

Coach

National Express are the official coach travel partner for Glastonbury 2023. The coach service will once again be running from over 60 locations direct to the Festival’s own on-site coach station at Worthy Farm.

For more information, including prices and timings, visit the National Express website.

Train

Castle Cary is the best railway station to reach Glastonbury Festival. Train times, information and ticket information are available on GWR’s Glastonbury page.

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There will also be a free shuttle bus for festival-goers, running between Castle Cary Station and the Festival Bus Station throughout the event. The bus station is next to Pedestrian Gate A.

The shuttle operates from Wednesday to Monday (there is no service during the night when trains aren’t running). Travellers will need a festival ticket to use the bus service to the site.

For more information, visit the Glastonbury website.

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