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UPDATED: Glastonbury 2020 ticket competitions list

UPDATED: Glastonbury 2020 ticket competitions list

A constantly updated list of all the competitions to enter for the chance of winning tickets to Glastonbury 2020

Glastonbury Festival will be returning to Worthy Farm this summer and is set to run from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June.

Despite the fact that all tickets for the Festival 50th anniversary have already sold out, there are still ways to go to Glastonbury this June, and in addition to being able to volunteer and trying for tickets in the resale – competitions can be a great opportunity for those looking to increase their chances at bagging the golden ticket snitch.

Some competitions which were available last year included: EE, Great Western Railway, WaterAid, Mallets Cider, The Guardian / The Observer, National Express, Co-op and eFestivals.

Below, we have assembled a list of all the currently running competitions and will constantly be updating it as they close and new ones become available.


Ticket Competitions:

Mallets Cider

Prize: 10 pairs of Glastonbury 2020 tickets
Closing Date: June 7, 2020

How to enter:

  1. Buy a promotional pack of Mallets Original or Dark Fruit Cider
  2. Enter the unique code at before June 7, 2020
  3. 10 winners will be drawn at random from all valid entries June 9, 2020

Mallets Cider currently has a competition going for the opportunity of winning 10 pairs of tickets to Glastonbury 2020.

All you have to do to be in with a winning chance is buy a promotional pack of Mallets Original or Dark Fruit Cider, and enter the unique code at before June 7.

10 winners will then be drawn at random from all valid entries by June 9 and notified via a phone call within two days of the draw taking place – at which time they must name the guest they’ll be taking with them to the Festival (during that call). Please note, changing this name will not be possible at a later time.

Current stockists include Tesco, who sell twelve 440ml cans for £7.

Please see the full Terms & Conditions.


Closed competitions:

2020 Emerging Talent Competition (Performance Competition)
– Closed February 3, 2020

Prize: Performing at Glastonbury Festival + the winners will be awarded a £5,000 Talent Development prize from PRS Foundation to help take their songwriting and performing to the next level – (An additional £2,500 prize will also be awarded to two runners-up).
Closing Date: Entries were open from 9am Monday 27th January until 5pm Monday 3rd February 2020.

How to enter:

  1. Supply a link to one original song on SoundCloud, plus a link to a video of yourself performing live – via Glastonbury’s official website page.
  2. 30 music writers will then help compile a longlist of 90 acts.
  3. The longlist will then be narrowed down to a shortlist of eight artists by judges including Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis, before the live finals in Pilton in April decide the winning act.

In addition to winning entry to the Festival, Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition – supported by PRS for Music and the PRS Foundation – gives acts the chance to win a slot on one of the Festival’s main stages and is open to performers from any musical genre (limited to UK and Ireland based acts only).

Click here for more info.


BBC Radio 1 Treasure Hunt –
Closed October 24, 2019

BBC Radio 1 invited listeners to take part in a national treasure hunt for the chance of winning a ‘Golden Ticket’ to Glastonbury 2020, which was later found in a portable toilet in Cardiff. 

Waterstones –
Closed October 31, 2019

Waterstones announced a competition for Glastonbury 2020 tickets, which was open only to people who pre-ordered the ‘Glastonbury 50‘ book from them, and closed when the book was released on October 31, 2019.

BBC Radio 1 JanSlam –
Closed January 20, 2020

Another BBC Radio 1 Glastonbury competition consisted of contestants needing to work out a three-letter word from three clues given on air just after 8am (Monday, January 2020), on Radio 1’s Greg James Breakfast Show, as part of the ‘JanSlam’ competition.

Once the three clues were given, listeners had 10 minutes to text their correct answer (which later turned out to be codeword: PEG), name and age to 81199 – at which point a shortlist of 50 winners were drawn at random from the entries that got it right.

Winner ‘Erin’ was contacted back live on-air that morning, and having answered the phone within 30 seconds she won the tickets – had she failed to do so, or if the call had gone to voicemail the prize would have been forfeited and the next person on the shortlist called.

Meanwhile, Taylor Swift was the second headliner to be announced for the 2020 edition of the Festival – after Paul McCartney, and joins Diana Ross who was officially confirmed earlier last year as Glastonbury’s 50-anniversary ‘Legends’ slot performer – while Mike Skinner, Carl CoxFun Lovin’ Criminals and most recently Crowded House are the latest big-scale artists to self-confirm for the Festival’s 2020 bill thus far.

Also confirmed for the bill are Wolf Alice who were announced as playing Glastonbury’s 50th by non-other than Glasto founder, Michael Eavis himself.

Despite the fact that the full line-up for Glastonbury 2020 has yet to be released – all tickets for the Festival’s 50th anniversary have now sold out, with General Admission tickets selling out in 33 minutes, following Coach + Ticket Packages which sold out in just 27 minutes.

There are still ways to go to Glastonbury this year, and in addition to being able to volunteer – there will also 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.

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