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BBC Radio 1 is giving away tickets to Glastonbury 2020

BBC Radio 1 is giving away tickets to Glastonbury 2020

This is how you can win a pair of tickets to Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary this summer

BBC Radio 1 will be giving away a pair of tickets to Glastonbury 2020 on the Greg James Breakfast Show this Monday (January 20) – as part of its ‘JanSlam‘ competition.

All you have to do to be in with a winning chance is work out a three-letter word from three clues given on air just after 8am – The clues will follow the format of: “take the first letter of the answer to this question, add the first letter of the name of the person speaking in this clip, and add the first letter of the artist singing in this clip”.


Listeners will have ten minutes from around 8:03am to text their correct answer, name and age to 81199 – charged at the standard rate.

A shortlist of 50 winners will then be drawn at random from the entries that got it right.

Those drawn will be phoned-back, live on-air before 8:30am that morning – At which time you’ll need to answer the phone within 30 seconds to win the prize; if you fail to do so, or if the call goes to voicemail they’ll start calling the next person on the list, and you’ll lose out.

How to enter:

  1. Listen to Radio 1 from 8am Monday January 20.
  2. Work out a three-letter word from the clues given on-air.
  3. Text your answer, followed by your name and age, to 81199.
  4. Answer the phone if called back live on-air.

Please see the full Terms & Conditions.

Radio 1 has previously given away Glastonbury Festival tickets as part of a treasure hunt last October and as part of the ‘JanSlam’ competition in 2017. The competition runs every weekday morning in January and this year’s prizes already won include Creamfields tickets, Lewis Capaldi tickets and the chance to see 1975 perform at Radio 1 with Annie Mac.


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.

Glastonbury 2020 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset – from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June.

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