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‘There is no safety net’: music festivals in UK raise ticket prices as costs soar

Organisers grapple with increasing financial challenges amid ongoing effects of Brexit and the pandemic

British music fans expressed dismay this week as Glastonbury announced that the cost of tickets for next year’s event will rise from £265 to £335.

Emily Eavis, co-organiser of the not-for-profit festival, 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, while still recovering from the huge financial impact of two years without a festival because of Covid.”

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