Glastonbury Festival charity prize draw campaign total reaches £1.2 million

Glastonbury 2024 charity prize draw campaign total reaches £1.2 million

33,606 supporters helped the charity appeal raise an incredible £639,720 in just 26 days

By GFF
Peace flag at Glastonbury 2023.
Peace flag (2023) • Credit: J Casey

Glastonbury Festival has managed to bring the total amount raised in support of people affected by conflict to over £1 million.

The Crowdfunder appeal, which came in the form of a raffle, allowed participants to win one of 20 pairs of tickets donated by the Festival to its sold-out 2024 event.

Raising more than £122,060 just within 10 hours after launching on the 1st of March, the donations rapidly increased to £335,560 less than 96 hours later, with the prize draw finally concluding this afternoon (28th March) at 12pm after raising a sum total of £639,720 from 33,606 supporters – Glastonbury Festival then matched that amount, bringing the total raised to £1,279,440.

The Festival has confirmed that this “will not affect the chances of winning the prize draw for anyone who has entered”, and that a random draw of all valid entries will take place within 7 days of the ‘Closing Date’ (28th March) to select the 20 winners, who will be notified by email or telephone.

The money raised will now be donated to the British Red Cross, Oxfam and War Child, which are working in areas of conflict delivering humanitarian support to the people who need it most.

This prize draw comes after last year Glastonbury also managed to raise more than £1 million for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC)’s appeal to help communities impacted by the Turkey and Syria earthquakes.

Last year’s campaign, which also came in the form of a raffle, gave participants the opportunity to win one of 10 pairs of tickets donated by the Festival to its sold-out 2023 event, each including a once-in-a-lifetime experience – such as the chance to watch a band from the side of the legendary Pyramid Stage or introduce an act on The Park Stage.

That time, the Disasters Emergency Committee managed to raise more than £320,000 just 12 hours after launching on the 15th of February, rapidly increasing to £550,000 only 24 hours later and finally smashing its updated target of £1 million on Monday evening, the 6th of March [2023], and concluding at noon on the 8th of March [2023] while raising a sum total of £1,044,130 from 46,390 supporters.

Human Peace Sign at Glastonbury Festival 2023.
Human Peace Sign (2023) • Credit: Matt Cardy

Other News

Earlier this month (4th March), Brothers Cider was confirmed as the “Official Cider for Glastonbury 2024”, and to celebrate the announcement, they are giving away 10 pairs of General Admission tickets to this year’s sold-out event.

Meanwhile, Glastonbury Festival has been given both praise for a “very well-run” festival in 2023, as well as a series of recommendations for this year’s edition by council officers on how it may improve ahead of the upcoming event.

Some of the improvement recommendations include better crowd control, bars displaying relevant allergen information, better walkways and additional toilets and water refill stations at The Park and The Stone Circle areas.

Elsewhere, the Rabbit Hole at Glastonbury has announced it will not be returning to Worthy Farm for the 2024 edition of the Festival – In a post on Facebook, the Rabbit Hole organisers said: “It is with gladness in our hearts and love for all of you, that we announce that the Rabbit Hole is disappearing into the ether and will not be at Glastonbury 2024. All great things come to an end and yet the end of one thing is but the beginning of another! What dreams may come!”

Although it has yet to be announced what will be replacing the beloved venue, rumours have it that it might be something created by the same team.

The Rabbit Hole at Glastonbury 2023.
The Rabbit Hole (2023) • Credit: Andre Pattenden

Lineup & Rumours

The first announcement line-up poster was revealed earlier this month (14th March), in which it confirmed that Dua Lipa, Coldplay and SZA will be taking to the iconic Pyramid Stage to headline the Festival this summer on Friday the 28th, Saturday the 29th, and Sunday the 30th of June, respectively.

Shania Twain was also announced as this year’s Sunday afternoon tea-time Legends slot performer, along with a spread of artists, including LCD Soundsystem, Little Simz, Burna Boy, PJ Harvey, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Kiwanuka, Janelle Monae, Olivia Dean, Paloma Faith and Keane, and many more.

Now that the first poster has been revealed, going by previous years, we can expect the full line-up announcement sometime at the end of May, with a string of individual area line-up announcements in between.

That said, there are many artists who ‘self-confirm’ before the official announcements by divulging the news via interviews, social media or website listings to accompany the ever-growing Glasto rumours.

Click here to view our daily updated list of acts confirmed, rumoured and unlikely to perform at Glastonbury 2024, so far.

Pyramid Stage crowd at Glastonbury 2023.
Pyramid Stage crowd (2023) • Credit: Emma Peacock

Tickets & Registration

Back in November of last year [2023], Glastonbury announced it was postponing its originally scheduled ticket sales for the 2024 festival due to issues with some registrations.

As revealed back in September, Coach Plus Ticket packages were all set to go on sale at 6pm GMT on Thursday the 2nd of November, ahead of General Admission tickets at 9am GMT on Sunday the 5th of November.

However, organisers confirmed on social media that both sales had been delayed by two weeks, explaining that “this is to ensure that everyone who would like to buy a ticket is registered and therefore eligible to purchase one.”

Tickets to the 2024 edition of Glastonbury Festival then sold out in 57 minutes on Sunday morning the 19th of November 2023, after going on sale at 9am – which followed a swift 25-minute sellout of tickets packaged with coach travel three days prior on the 16th of November.

With both Coach Ticket Packages and General Admission tickets now all sold out, the next option to buy tickets for this year’s event will be in the resale of any unpaid and / or cancelled tickets that will take place in April 2024.

Generally speaking, before fans can anticipate getting in the online queue once the sale goes live, it’s imperative to register in order to be able to access tickets. In an effort to prevent touting, tickets for Glastonbury Festival are non-transferable, meaning that each person’s ticket is linked with the name, address and photo they provide when registering.

Anyone aged 13 or over who wants to attend the Festival must register online before tickets go on sale, as a registration number will be needed when purchasing tickets and before the deposit can be paid. That said, those aged 12 or younger when gates open for the event in 2024 don’t need a ticket, and therefore do not need to register.

Last August [2023], Glastonbury officials notified festival-goers they have until the end of September to ensure that their details will remain valid ahead of an expected ticket sale in the autumn.

The official Glastonbury Festival website stated: “Any registrations submitted prior to 2020 require reviewing and confirmation before 30th September 2023, with any non-confirmed registrations being deleted on 2nd October 2023 and you will be required to submit a new registration before you can try and book tickets for the 2024 Festival and future years”.

The registration window (which normally closes shortly before the first wave of ticket sales) opens once again before the resale in April, at which time, you can register here, or check your already exciting registration here, for ticket access when the time comes.

Greenpeace, Oxfam, WaterAid at Glastonbury Festival.
Greenpeace, Oxfam, WaterAid • Credit: Andrew Allcock

More Information

Keeping with tradition, next year’s festival has been confirmed to take place on the final weekend of June and run from Wednesday the 26th through to Sunday the 30th of June 2024 at Worthy Farm in Pilton.

Tickets for the 2024 festival will cost £355 plus a £5 booking fee (which is a £20 hike from the 2023 price of £335 plus a £5 booking fee), of which a £75 deposit (plus coach fare if booking a ticket including coach travel option) is payable when booking in November – with the balance payable in the first week of April 2024.

In addition to the upcoming ticket resales in April, some other opportunities for getting to Glastonbury include working at the Festival, volunteering and entering competitions – once these options make themselves available.

To learn more about registration, the sale process and how you can maximise your chances of getting Glastonbury 2023 tickets, click here.

⚠️ Bogus Operators

Glastonbury Festival would very much like fans to be aware that there are people out there who will try and sell fake Glastonbury tickets to unsuspecting, willing and innocent potential purchasers. Although Glasto-veterans who have been going to the Festival for quite some time may recognise these scams for what they are, newcomers might not.

Please do not risk falling victim to touts, bogus operators or fake promotions / contests. If you have doubts about any company offering tickets, accommodation or competitions to access Glastonbury Festival, please get in touch with the Festival office – And as always, remember that tickets are sold only on one site, which is glastonbury.seetickets.com

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