Glastonbury Festival organisers have confirmed ticket prices for the 2013 event and the appointment of APL’s Paul Ludford as the event’s new Operations Director.
A ticket for Glastonbury next year will set you back £205 + booking fees and postage, with the registration process open now and tickets on-sale from October 7. As in previous recent years, fans must pre-register before attempting to get a ticket so that photographs can be printed on tickets to stave off the touts and also pay a £50 deposit. Find out more here.
Although a few people immediately took to social media to cry “I’m out” at seeing the price, demand is likely to be overwhelming especially with the event taking a break this year. The ticket price in 2011 was £190 so it’s a predictable leap for an event that has become increasingly expensive (and some would say gentrified) since the old days of paying someone wielding a diablo and stepladder £10 to get you in through a gap in the fence.
Paul Ludford will lead an in-house team at Glastonbury after the festival amicably parted ways with Melvin Benn earlier this year following a long-standing association.
Ludford was a co-founder of Kitchenware Records in Newcastle before going on to form APL Events in 1998, working with major festival promoters including T in the Park, Creamfields and Download.
Kitchenware, a label most famous for releasing albums by Editors, Prefab Sprout and The Kane Gang wound down a few months ago with co-founder and MD Keith Armstrong now focusing on publishing and Jake Bugg's management.