Sold-Out Glastonbury Holds Charity Ticket Raffle

Tickets for this year’s Glastonbury sold out in less than an hour. But now, the world-famous British festival is giving fans who missed out on tickets another chance to book their spot on Worthy Farm in 2024—and it’s for a good cause.

Last Friday, organizers announced on X, formerly Twitter, that Glastonbury will give away 20 pairs of tickets to the 2024 festival as part of a Crowdfunder campaign to raise “emergency funds to support people affected by conflict.” 

All proceeds from the raffle-style prize draw will support charities such as the British Red Cross, Oxfam and War Child, who work in “conflict zones”—areas where war or political instability disrupts essential services and quality of life.

Entrants will receive one prize draw entry per £10 GBP donation (just under $13 USD). There is no upper entry limit, so fans can give as much as they’d like to maximize their entries. Winners will be drawn at 12PM GMT (7AM ET) on Thursday, March 28.

So far, the Crowdfunder campaign has reached 87 percent of its £400,000 target. Previous fundraising goals have now been eclipsed and raised three times: from £100,000 to £250,000, according to Far Out, and from £250,000 to £350,000, per Mixmag.

Glastonbury has been known as a do-gooder in the music industry for quite some time. The festival donated a “record-setting” £3.7 million to charitable causes in 2023, according to NME. Glastonbury also announced that last year’s festival ran entirely on renewable energy.

Glastonbury will return to Worthy Farm in Somerset, England, from June 26-30, 2024. No lineup has been announced for the 2024 edition yet. 

Glastonbury 2023 headliners included Elton John, Guns N’ Roses and Arctic Monkeys, plus dance acts like Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, The Chemical Brothers and Skream B2B Interplanetary Criminal.

To enter Glastonbury’s 2024 prize draw, donate here.

Featured image from Glastonbury Festival. Credit: Andrew Allcock




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