Glastonbury Festival’s ‘thank you’ fundraiser show for the locals
Wolf Alice will be returning to Worthy Farm to play Glastonbury’s ‘Pilton Party’ – an annual ‘thank you’ fundraising event for the villagers, workers and locals.
Established in 1984, Pilton Party is held in late summer to launch the traditional and much-loved Pilton Show weekend, which consists of the century-old Pilton Flower Show, sports fair, barn dance and treasure hunt.
The money raised from the event goes back into the local economy – benefiting the parish church, village hall, playschool, football club and the Pilton Working Men’s Club, among others.
This year’s Pilton Party has been confirmed to take place at Worthy Farm on Friday, September 6, 2019 – with gates set to open for the one-day event at 5pm. Live music is due to finish around 11pm, with a DJ until midnight.
This year’s @Pilton_Party on Friday 6th Sept will be headlined by the amazing @wolfalicemusic! Tickets on sale this Saturday (3rd Aug) from the Festival’s office in Northload Street, Glastonbury.
More info here -> https://t.co/FfafkLJFbl pic.twitter.com/5VqZA5ORDZ
— Official Pilton Party (@Pilton_Party) July 30, 2019
2018 Mercury Award winners, Wolf Alice, will headline the event which will also feature special guests (to be announced).
Coldplay, Florence and the Machine, Bastille, Foals, Rudimental and The Vaccines are just some of the names to grace the Pilton Party stage in recent years – with Liam Gallagher headlining the event in 2018, before going on to play on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2019.
In addition to the four-piece north-London band, Wolf Alice – the event will also feature two unsigned acts: Sam Richardson & The Renegades and Pattern Pusher – which were chosen from a shortlist of seven, by judges including Michael Eavis at a “Battle of the Bands” style competition at Pilton Working Men’s Club on Saturday (July 27).
Locals will have the chance to buy tickets, priced at £30 (£10 concessions), on Saturday, 3rd August when the Festival opens the doors of its Glastonbury town office in Northload Street at 10am. The office will be open until 6pm on Saturday. There is a maximum of 6 tickets per customer.
Car parking is free, follow the signs on the A361. Free shuttle buses will also run back to Shepton and Glastonbury towns after the show.
The shuttle buses run from Red Gate car park (from approximately where the bus station is for the Festival). There will be signs from the concrete road which leads up to the car park from the event.
There are two designated shuttle routes – Red Gate car park to Shepton, and Red Gate car park to Glastonbury. The buses start at 11.30pm, and the last buses will leave at approx 2.00am, or later if there is enough demand.
Please note the shuttle bus only runs at the end of the night and not for bringing people in, and the bus stop will only be staffed from approx 11.00pm.
It’s safe to assume Wolf Alice may be one of the very first unofficial confirmations to be playing Glastonbury 2020 – as looking back at previous years, the Pilton Party headliner usually goes on to play at the following year’s Glastonbury Festival.