The cost of tickets for next year’s Glastonbury festival has risen to £340, organisers have confirmed.

Festival goers will be charged £335 plus a £5 booking fee for standard tickets, as well as a £50 deposit when tickets go on sale in early November. The balance will be due by the first week of April.

Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis said “incredibly challenging times” are behind the price increase.

The last time tickets went on general sale was in 2019 and cost £265, plus a £5 booking fee, for what should have been the 2020 festival, which was subsequently cancelled for two years due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Addressing the rise in cost on Twitter, Ms Eavis 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.

“The £50 deposit on ticket sales day in November will be the same as ever, with the balance not due until April.

“And, as always, there will be opportunities for many thousands of people to come as volunteers or as part of the crew.

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“In these incredibly challenging times, we want to continue to bring you the best show in the world and provide our charities with funds which are more vital than ever.

“We are, as always, hugely appreciative of your ongoing support.”

Fans will be able to purchase coach and ticket packages for the 2023 festival from 6pm on 3 November, and standard tickets from 9am on 6 November.

The music festival will return to Worthy Farm in Somerset from 21 to 25 June.

Fans must register before purchasing tickets in a bid by organisers to stop touts.

While the line-up is yet to be revealed, Roxy Music have been rumoured to be filling the Sunday tea-time legends slot.

Robbie Williams recently told the BBC he would like to fill the legends slot.

Glastonbury returned this summer after two years of cancellations due to COVID-19.

Sir Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar and Billie Eilish headlined the event, which marked its 50th anniversary.