Following a fallow year, Glastonbury Festival is due to return in 2019. However, the demand for tickets is so high, all 200,000 sold out in 30 minutes.
There will be a resale in April with far fewer tickets up for grabs. But you don’t fancy your chances and want to avoid disappointment. There are three other ways that can get you into Glastonbury Festival without a standard ticket.
What’s the catch, we hear you cry. Well, be prepared to roll up your sleeves and work for it – but also know that you’ll probably change at least one person’s life in the process.
Festival Jobs With Oxfam
Glastonbury is a huge supporter of Oxfam and all the great work it does. As a result, you can bag yourself entry to the festival while also helping the poorest people in the world. Win win. Oxfam have jobs going for stewards, campaigners and work in the festival shop. More information: www.oxfam.org.uk
Calling All Medics
If you have medical qualifications, then Glastonbury needs you. Festival Medical Services recruits everyone from first aiders to fully qualified doctors and pharmacists, not to mention administrators and hospital porters, for work at Glastonbury and other festivals. More information: www.festival-medical.org
Be A Good Samaritan
Have you ever considered volunteering for the Samaritans? The charity provides a 24-hour face-to-face, non-judgemental listening service at up to 18 festivals throughout the year, including Glastonbury, and it is always on the look out for new volunteers. More information: www.samaritans.org/festivals
Next year’s Glastonbury runs from 26-30 June 2019 and the first confirmed headliner is Stormzy.