The legendary funk and soul DJ will be at Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary
Regular Glastonbury-staple Craig Charles has confirmed that he will be “going” to Glastonbury next year.
While reading out a text from a fan of his Funk and Soul Show on BBC Radio 6 Music (Saturday, October 12), who did not manage to secure a ticket to Glastonbury 2020 – Charles said: “I feel guilty now, ‘cos I’m going…”
The legendary DJ and his acclaimed ‘Funk & Soul Club’ last played Shangri-La’s Truth Stage, Arcadia’s Bug and The Rabbit Hole’s Funkinghum Palace earlier this year at the 2019 edition of Glastonbury Festival.
Charles, who has a weekly weekend show on BBC Radio 6 Music, is a Worthy Farm regular and always draws a massive crowd as can be seen in the images below – taken from his performance at Shangri-La’s Truth Stage at Glastonbury 2017.
Hey here’s a short clip I took too, from atop the tower. Great vantage point. Awesome gig! pic.twitter.com/vA8oZXpOKF
— Stu Floyd (@briggs_stuart) January 18, 2019
You can listen to Craig Charles’ full show and comment about Glastonbury on BBC Sounds – they start talking Glasto at about 42 minutes and 50 seconds in.
Despite the fact that the full line-up has yet to be released – general admission tickets for Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary in 2020 sold out in 33 minutes, with coach + ticket packages selling out in just 27 minutes.
There will be a resale of any cancelled tickets in the spring, with coach + ticket packages going up for resale on April 16 – followed by a general admission tickets resale (which don’t include travel) on April 19.
In addition to having another chance of going to Glastonbury next year by trying for tickets in the April resale, the Festival has also launched a rare and special opportunity for those without tickets to get their hands on a pair – There are 50 pairs of tickets up for grabs right now which will be sold by ballot, to commemorate the 50th-anniversary of Glastonbury Festival.
Meanwhile, Glastonbury officially announced Diana Ross as the first major act confirmed for the Festival’s 50th anniversary – this comes post news of Glastonbury founder, Michael Eavis, already confirming Wolf Alice will be on the Glastonbury 2020 bill, with Supergrass are rumoured to make an appearance after reforming to play this year’s Pilton Party.
Glastonbury 2020 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset – from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June.