Glastonbury Festival has postponed its ticket sales for 2024’s event, originally due to begin on Thursday.

Organisers said the decision was “to ensure that everyone who would like to buy a ticket is registered and therefore eligible to purchase one … it has come to light that some individuals hoping to buy tickets for 2024 have discovered after Monday’s registration deadline that they are no longer registered, despite believing they were.”

The sale has now been moved “out of fairness to those individuals”.

No performers for the festival have yet been announced. Still, speaking to Annie Mac and Nick Grimshaw’s Sidetracked podcast last month, organiser Emily Eavis said the “legend” slot on Sunday teatime would be a female artist.

When are tickets being sold now?

The festival's announcement came four hours before tickets with coach travel were due to go on sale.

Tickets will now go on sale at 6pm GMT on Thursday 16 November, for packages including coach travel. General admission tickets will go on sale at 9am GMT, Sunday 19 November.

Tickets for 2024 cost £355 (plus a £5 booking fee), up from £335 for this year's event.

The 2023 festival saw a bigger price hike of £55, which organiser Emily Eavis said was the result of "incredibly challenging times" following the pandemic, and "enormous rises" in costs.

Who is performing at Glastonbury?

Eavis added: “The 2024 lineup is still a little up in the air … And I thought it was kind of taking shape and then last week I just got a call, and this is what happens if you wait a little longer, because quite often we’ll be booked up from July.

"This year we’re holding out for a little bit longer and last week I got a call from a really big American artist saying this person’s around next year, and I was like, oh my God, this is incredible, thank God we held the slot.”

Glastonbury 2024 opens its gates on Wednesday 26 June and runs until Sunday 30 June.